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    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X

    • Grayson, Kathryn, 1922-2010; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History
    • Kathryn Grayson, Azalea Queen X, cutting the ribbon at the home of Mrs. Bruce B. Cameron during the 1957 Azalea Festival. Eleanor Spence LeGrand Hervey stands in the background. Kathryn Grayson (1922-2010) was a popular singer and actress and a...
    • Henry Rehder Azalea Festival Papers

    • Rehder, Henry Burbank, -- 1911-2004 -- Correspondence; Will Rehder Florist (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.) -- Pamphlets; Azalea Garden...
    • This collection contains materials collected by Henry Rehder that pertain to the Azalea Festival from 1948-1995. Every year is not represented with a higher concentration of materials in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection is arranged...
    • Esther Williams, Azalea Queen XI

    • Williams, Esther, 1921-2013; Festivals
    • Esther Williams, serving as Azalea Queen XI, meeting with Russell Burney and Betsy Burney Wright. Esther Williams (1921-2013), competitive swimmer and MGM movie star, helped popularize synchronized swimming with her many water-themed films. She...
    • Kathleen Gale Smith

    • Festivals
    • Katie Smith as an Azalea Belle in front of the Graystone Inn on 3rd Street in Wilmington, NC. Kathleen Gale Smith (1992- ) was a Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belle in the 2010 North Carolina Azalea Festival. Azalea Belles are juniors and seniors...
    • AF-A_1955_Queen_04

    • Azalea Festival
    • Miss Sara Shane, Queen Azalea VIII, and Clara Faye Arnold, Miss North Carolina of 1955, participate in the Azalea Festival parade. The pair are pictured on 3rd Street as they pass Thalian Hall during the 1955 Azalea Festival.
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03071

    • Azalea Festival Collection
    • Debra Paget, Azalea Queen XII, poses for a photograph during the Azalea Festival that took place April 2-5, 1959. Gov. Ronald Reagan presided as master of ceremonies, and celebrity guest appearances included: Harvey Hudson and Howard Morris.
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03073

    • Azalea Festival
    • Photograph of Esther Williams from the 1958 Azalea Festival. Williams was Azalea Queen XI for the festival that ran from March 27-30. Notable celebrities also made appearances during the festival that year including Andy Griffith, Arnold Palmer,...
    • Kay Godwin, Debbie Scheu, and Alma Fennel

    • Cape Fear Garden Club (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Garden tours; Women dressmakers
    • Kay Godwin, Debbie Scheu, and Alma Fennel standing in front of the Azalea Festival ticket office. Augusta Counts was the first Azalea Belle dressmaker in 1969, designing antebellum style dresses to be worn by Azalea Belles in the Cape Fear Garden...
    • Cathy Poulos and Mary Lou McEachern

    • Garden tours; Festivals
    • Cathy Poulos (left) and Mary Lou McEachern (right), at the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belle Tea. Mary Lou McEachern (1941- 2012) hosted the Cape Fear Garden Club's Azalea Belle tea at her home for over twenty years. She was very active in...
    • Azalea Festival Royalty

    • New Hanover County, festivals, parades, gardens, beauty contests, pageants,
    • Miss Wilmington Angela Jenness, wearing her crown and a corsage (right) and North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess Tricia Parker (Hoggard H.S. graduate) talk with each other during an outside Azalea function as a group of festival goers look on.
    • Azalea Festival and Queens\03080

    • Azalea Festival
    • Andy Griffiith, actor, made a guest appearance at the XIII Azalea Festival that took place from March 31 to April 3, 1960. Griffith is most famous for his roles on the hit TV shows Matlock and The Andy Griffith Show, a comedy set in the fictional...


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