20 Amazing Photos From A Car Wash Beauty Pageant, 1951

In June of 1951, the Muller Bros held a “beauty pageant” to celebrate their three millionth car wash (any excuse to attract customers). Located on Sunset and Ivar in Los Angeles California, LIFE magazine photographer Allan Grant went along to photograph the event. The beautiful ladies hired for the event, given titles like “Miss Body and Fender”, are of course being objectified in more ways than we can count here, but it doesn’t appear as if they seem to mind very much. In fact the ladies look like they were having more fun than anyone else that summer’s day in Los Angeles, 1951…

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