Leaves for national pie 'bake off", 1955
Supplementary material reads: "News Bureau, United Air Lines. Bill O'Hern. Madison 6-6311. Night: SUnset 1-0147. Story or caption info. for enclosed raw neg. Armed with her best cherry-pie recipe, California's 'Miss Cherry-Pie', pretty Marilyn Luckensmeyer, of Pomona, left the Los Angeles International Airport early today (Wed.) aboard a United Air Lines Mainliner for Chicago and the national pie 'bake-off' to be held there on Friday. Accompanied by her Pomona High School home economics teacher, Miss Alice Jenkins, the 17-year-old girl will vie for honors with 47 other girls representing each state. Miss Luckensmeyer won her title last month when she competed with girls from all over California. The winner will be given the title 'Miss National Cherry-Pie' and will present a sample of her cooking to President Eisenhower."