It was a “bash.” Over 650 teens turned out as well as 'on' when Bamberger’s of Paramus played host to Miss Ingenue finalists of New Jersey Saturday.
The fun filled day started off with the six finalists modeling new "Sun ’n Games” fashions at 11 am. in the Century Theater at the Garden State Shopping Plaza. Fashions by Bamberger’s revealed very short styles with “panties" to match — often below the hemline. Summery eyelets were "in" along with colorful bikinis. And the newest "staple” on the market, the all weather coat, was featured in a myriad
Editor In-Chief of Ingenue magazine Sylvie Reice, (also columnist appearing in The Journal-News) was commentator for the show which climaxed with the selection and crowning of Donna Bogel of Lindhurst, N.J., as Miss Ingenue of New Jersey. Chris Mathews of Waldwick, N.J., was runner up. The finalists from
40 states will compete in New York for the national title of Miss Ingenue.
Keeping the teens “tuned in” during the show were recording stars, The Cowsills, and disc jocket Scott Muni. And just in case “children of all ages" might want to watch — some Ringling Brothers Circus clowns got into the act.
The girls then moved on to Bamberger's Community Room where Yardley of London showed the last word in cosmetic fashions at three hourly afternoon shows.