8 images. Pillsbury Bake Off, 14 October 1957. General views of Grand Ballroom; Paul C. Kellogg; Kenneth H. Stevens; Mrs. Shirley A. Ravelle; Donna Reed; Mrs. Ruth C. Harbeck; John Stone.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Gaze. Date: 1957-10-14. Reporter: Gaze. Assignment: Pillsbury's Bake-Off. 10/29: Donna Reed, 12, of Los Angeles, is a Pillsbury Grand National finalist at 12, while her mother has entered every year for nine years and never reached the bake-off. Donna, making chocolate cookies here, began baking bread at the age of 6. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everitt H. Reed, she is in the 8th grade at Audobon Junior Hi. 52/53: Kenneth H. Stevens of Cambria Park, Calif., who lost one arm in an auto accident nine years ago, is a finalist in the Grand National after eight unsuccessful tries. He is baking a cake. 61/62: Pretty, blonde, Mrs. Shirley A. Ravelle, of Honolulu, Hawaii, homemaker, is the mother of four daughters, and is making cookies as her entry. 80: Mrs. Ruth C. Harbeck, once of Sioux City, Iowa, was notified that she was to be a finalist while in West Germany with her Army captain husband, Garnard E. She flew to U.S. to compete. She is preparing pastry as her entry".; Caption slip continues: "79: John Stone, 14, of Junction City, Kansas, a 9th grader, is the man of the modest home he shares with his widowed mother, Mrs. Kathryn Stone. He is a self taught cook who helps his working mother with daily meal preparation. He is preparing a cake here. 7/8/57: General view of Grand Ballroom at Beverly Hilton Hotel as 100 finalists from 36 states, Hawaii and West Germany began competing today in Pillsbury's 9th annual grand national bake-off. 56: Finalists (including Paul C. Kellogg, 14, of Milwaukee, Wis., one of only 3 males among 100 competitors), begin entry to ballroom to compete. 9/30: Paul C. Kellogg, 14, of Milwaukee, Wis. (having quite a time opening a can in l shot) shines in basketball, chooses mathematics as his favorite subject and after only 2 years experience finds himself a finalist in the bake-off. He is preparing a main dish principal ingredient of which is hamburger".