(32424) Events, John Wayne, "Miss Wayne" Pageant, 1956

John Wayne is lassoed by coeds in cowgirl costumes as he makes his way to the “Miss Wayne University” rally during a visit to campus.

In addition to crowning the beauty queen, Mr. Wayne donated the crown used in the pageant and $1,000 to be used for the Student Loan Fund.

Wayne was in Detroit to promote his western film “The Searchers.”

(32424) Events, John Wayne, "Miss Wayne" Pageant, 1956
Date: 
1956-05-18
Physdesc: 
Photograph
Photographer: 
University Staff
PhotoID: 
32424