Palm Beach Jewish Virtual Film Festival: The One and Only Jewish Miss America

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

Online
Boynton Beach, FL 33424

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The One and Only Jewish Miss America

Documentary / 51 min

Directed by David Around

English / 2020 / USA

This is the surprising story of Bess Myerson, the talented beauty queen from the Bronx, and how she won the world’s most famous beauty pageant 75 years ago, at the tail end of World War II. The film follows Bess, the middle daughter of poor Russian immigrants from her childhood in a one-bedroom Jewish housing project apartment through the suspense-filled pageant.

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