BRAZIL: Revenge

Year ago all Brazil was on tiptoes of excitement when its champion, svelte, olivaster Senhorita Olga Bergamini De Sa entered the International Beauty Contest at Galveston, Tex. (TIME, June 24, 1929).

Despite luncheons and teaparties in New York by the Brazilian consul general and that fervent admirer of Brazilian beauty, the Electric Bond & Share Corp., despite special wires relaying minute by minute descriptions of Miss Brazil's doings to South America, she did not win. Worst of all, with ten prizes to be awarded, she did not even place. The affaire Bergamini-Galveston...

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