Seoul nearly ran riot May 23/24 when South Korea's beauty queens - 28 of them on floats - paraded the main streets of the city prior to the final selection of Miss Korea 1959.
SV Drum major leading US Marine fleet band through street
SV Last year's Miss South Korea' on float
SV Spectators lining street
LV Competitors on floats through streets
TV Mounted police hold back crowd crowd
SV Competitors on floats
GV Pan.. Swimming pool at Seoul City Stadium
SV Pan.. Last year's "Miss South Korea", to competitors in evening gowns
LV Competitors lined up on stage
SV Competitors parade in bathing costumes
SCU Competitor in bathing costume
LV Competitor in bathing costume
LV Pan... Miss Oh Hyun Ju who has been elected walks up to rostrum
SV Miss Oh Hyun Ju is crowned by last year's "Miss South Korea"
CU Miss Oh Hyun Ju
SV Miss Oh Hyun Ju with winner's crown
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Background: Seoul nearly ran riot May 23/24 when South Korea's beauty queens - 28 of them on floats - paraded the main streets of the city prior to the final selection of Miss Korea 1959.
Film shows huge crowds surging around the floats preceded by a US Navy band. Enthusiasm rose to such a climax that our cameraman was in constant danger of being trampled under foot. Further shots cover the evening dress and swimsuit parade before the discerning eye of the jury, followed by the selection of the winner at the Seoul Stadium swimming-pool.
South Korea's "Queen of Queens;" 20-year-old Oh Hyun Ju from Seoul, weight 115 lbs, measurements 35-21-36, height 5'4". She was presented with crown and mantle by last year's winner Miss Oh Kum Sun and will represent her country at the Miss Universe contest at Long Beach this July.
Runner-up was 23-year-old Jung Ok I from Kyung Sang Puk Do province. (130lbs; 27-24-36; 5'5".)