4 images. Wardrobe for winner of Miss Welcome Long Beach Contest, 16 May 1952. Modeled by: Valerie Alkire; Jeri Powell; Blanche Monroe; Shirley Russell; Shirle Lewis; Barbara Blakeley.; Caption slip reads: "Emery. Date: 1952-05-16. Assignment: Six outfits for 'Miss Welcome to Long Beach'. 28, 29, 48, 49: Southern California girl who wins above title at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium will wear these six rigs at six events in Miss Universe week at Long Beach June 24th-29th. Left to right: Valerie Alkire wearing swimsuit; Jeri Powell, beach party togs; Blanche Monroe, casual dress; Shirley Russell, after-five dress; Shirle Lewis, formal gown; Barbara Blakeley, ball gown (all above gals are candidates for "Miss Welcome to Long Beach" except Blakeley)".