Miss Atomic Bomb 1957

Impressed by the cultural phenomena, Las Vegas determined to mix two of its main points of interest – nuclear bombs and showgirls – right into a beauty contest.

Nevada turned the middle of the nation’s eye through the Nineteen Fifties after President Harry S. Truman approved a 680-square mile part of the Nellis Air Power Gunnery and Bombing Vary for nuclear bomb testing. As every atomic blast lit up the Nevada surroundings public curiosity elevated. A lot in order that People across the nation witnessed the primary televised atomic blast in 1952. Atomic bomb fever started to infiltrate each side of society, from family items to football teams naming themselves the “Atoms.”
Miss Atomic Bomb

Copa Room showgirl Lee Merlin, topped “Miss Atomic Bomb 1957.”

Maybe probably the most well-known “Miss Atomic Bomb” was Copa Showgirl Lee A. Merlin. She was topped, coinciding with Operation Pumbbob, whereas carrying a cotton mushroom cloud on the entrance of her swimsuit. The favored {photograph} by Don English was distributed nationally. She was the final “Miss Atomic Bomb.”

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