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Added by rickterenzi on 9 Apr 2013 03:40
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Miss Italia 1948

Fulvia Franco (new Miss Italia 1948) and Lucia Bosè (former Miss Italia 1947).
In the centre of the picture: Italian revue and comedy star Antonio De Curtis (aka Totò), with some competitors of Miss Italia 1948 (in traditional Italian regional dresses).
The opening episode of Totò's comedy Totò al Giro d'Italia was filmed in the course of Miss italia 1948. Totò also belonged to the experts' panel of the beauty contest. His opinion was decisive for choosing Fulvia Franco as Miss Italia 1948.
Below: movie posters for Totò al Giro d'Italia.

Italian comedy star Walter Chiari, Italian revue and comedy star Isa Barzizza and Totò (protagonists of Totò al Giro d'Italia) with a competitor of Miss Italia 1948.
Comic picture for Totò examining a competitor of Miss Italia 1948.
Competitors of Miss Italia 1948 from Lazio, the central Italy region including Rome.
Above and below: Fulvia Franco, new Miss Italia 1948.
Fulvia Franco starred in Totò al Giro d'Italia simply as Miss Italia 1948.
Totò and Fulvia Franco.
Cover of Italian popular weekly magazine Tempo: Miss Italia 1948 is from Trieste (2nd October 1948).
Picture of Fulvia Franco from Italian popular weekly magazine Tempo (2nd October 1948).

Selected pictures from Miss Italia 1948
beauty contest. All photographs by Federico Patellani, from Archivio Iconografico del Verbano Cusio Ossola (unless otherwise indicated).

In 1948, Miss Italia was held in Stresa (Piedmont).
Above and below: Regina Palace Hotel
hosted the beauty contest.

See also:

Fulvia Franco's Comedies.

Late 1930s/ 1940s Miss Italia.

1950s Miss Italia.

Miss Italia 1947.

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