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Atlantic City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Laurel Lea Schaefer

Bexley, OH

 

— Miss America 1972 —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
1. Laurel Lea Schaefer Marker
Inscription.  
"Even before I became Miss America, I had completed my college training with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater arts and music, and had a resume detailing my private studies in voice, dance and acting, as well as impressive performing credits. Thus, I was well equipped to plunge into a performing career."1

"Back then, the feminists were so rampant. They would start literally bra-burning in front of my motorcades and burning me in effigy. It wasn't me.... it was what I was representing with the title. But I took it very personally, and it was scary!"2

1. Laurie Schaefer, "Don't Lose Grip On Reality; Pageants Channel Talent But Won't Insure Career," Miss America Organization Archive, Atlantic City

2. Ann-Marie Bivans, Miss America: In Pursuit of the Crown, MasterMedia, New York, 1991, p. 26.

 
Erected by Miss America Organization.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
Laurel Lea Schaefer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 24, 2020
2. Laurel Lea Schaefer Marker
Women. In addition, it is included in the Miss America Walk series list.
 
Location. 39° 21.571′ N, 74° 26.158′ W. Marker is in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on North Michigan Avenue just north of Atlantic Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 N Michigan Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Phyllis George (here, next to this marker); Judith Ford (here, next to this marker); Debra Barnes (here, next to this marker); Terry Meeuwsen (here, next to this marker); Jane Jayroe (here, next to this marker); Vonda Van Dyke (here, next to this marker); Deborah Bryant (here, next to this marker); Pamela Eldred (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlantic City.
 
Additional keywords. Second-wave feminism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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