Wednesday, October 2, 2013
260. Post-Carnival Years: MARIA KALAW AT THE PAN-PACIFIC PAGEANT
The Pan-Pacific Pageant was staged during the Commonwealth years as a symbol of goodwill and cooperation between America and its Pacific holdings and territories, including the Philippines. The highlight of the pageant was the ceremonial presentation of flags, carried by representative beauties from America and the Philippines. The Philippines was represented by former Miss Philippines 1931, Maria Kalaw.
Miss Maria Kalaw (right) dressed as Maria Clara presented the Philippine flag on the same occasion.
Miss Anne Alger (left) dressed as Miss Liberty presented the American flag to Gov. Gen. Frank Murphy during the Pan-Pacific Pageant. Alger is a descendant of two U.S. presidents, the Adamses.