Bathing Beauties in Balboa

More from Jeff Delaney’s book, Newport Beach–this time with postcards from the beauty parade Balboa used to hold in the early 1900’s. Bathing beauty contests were part of day-long festivities arranged by the chamber of commerce and Madame LaRue Osgood to attract visitors to Balboa.  Madame Osgood had to import girls for the annual beauty …

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View of Balboa – Postcard

Jeff Delaney has some great postcards on his website,  The historical pictures cover primarily the areas of Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, and Balboa. If you’re interested in learning and viewing more of Newport Beach’s history, please browse my “Local History” category.