Girl of the Golden West Contest ...Preliminary to choose queen to reign over native sons and daughters ball at Biltmore Hotel on December 1, 1951
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Stan Mandel. Date: 1951-11-17. Assignment: Girl of Golden West Contest. #7, 8: Mary Joan Healy, 20, left, and Jo Ann Fredeen, 20, check makeup in compact mirror after winning district contests. #5: Jo Ann Fredeen, right, pins orchid on Mary Joan Healy after winning district contests. #2: Mary Joan Healy, right, and Jo Ann Fredeen, center, try to sell Mayor Leland R. Weaver, of South Gate, a ticket to the Native Sons and Daughters Ball Dec. 1, at Biltmore Hotel. Queen will be picked from these two girls and three others. Weaver was one of judges at contest. Winner of District No. 2: Jo ann Fredeen, 20, 1605 Kensington Road, San Marino. Sponsored by Los Angeles Parlor #124 Native Daughters. District is entirely in Los Angeles County. Winner of District No. 3: Mary Joan Healy, 20, 6044 So. Mansfield, Los Angeles. Sponsored by Ramona Parlor #109 Native Sons. District is part of LA County and Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Both girls are blondes. Six girls competed in District No. 2 contest and five in District No. 3 contest. Contests were held in Huntington Park at hall at 2550 East Gage Avenue".