Monday, July 21, 2008

Orange County Fair of '49, cheesecake & SAAAB

Today I'm posting more images of the Orange County Fair in 1949. The first image shows County Supervisor Willis Warner crowning Betty Trichler as the Fair Queen. Grinning in the background is Bill "El Generalissimo" Gallienne, head of O.C.'s Associated Chambers of Commerce.
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The second (and third/detail) image shows a little of the midway, Fair employees at work, a couple beauty pagent contestants, and the old Santa Ana Army Air Base water tower. It's interesting to note the searchlight in the background - already (in 1949) associated with special events rather than Japanese bombers.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Betty Trichler Ficovic is my mother and she new resides in Costa Mesa, California. She is 79 years of age. She loves to talk about being the 1949 Queen. She also was an actress in Hollywood for a time.