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February 3, 2022

Miss Muscle Beach of 1952

Winner Beverly Jocher, two finalists and two participants in the Miss Muscle Beach of 1952 contest before spectators on Muscle Beach, south of the Santa Monica Pier. The Hotel Chase, located along Ocean Front, is in the background.

(Santa Monica History Museum Collection)

According to the Los Angeles Times, “Beverly Jocher, drawn to Muscle Beach from Philadelphia, could support 590 pounds of acrobats on her 110-pound frame.”




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