Cast & Crew
Television's first beauty contest, broadcast live from the New York World's Fair, in which one lucky woman among the ranks of "the Fair Girls," is chosen as "The Fair's Television Girl." The whole event was staged in order to drum up customers for RCA's demonstration of then-exotic home TV sets. Despite the comments that follow by one reviewer, beauty pageants have prospered and will continue to prosper on televsion: "If this broadcast did nothing else than provide experience for engineers, it proved one thing: unless intensely interesting, there will be few full hours devoted to one subject. After thirty minutes or so of gazing at pulchritude, there was a definite weakening of the eyes due to the constant concentrating."