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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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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 1951, Wrightsville Beach

    • East Carolina University; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Kinston (N.C.)
    • Betty Loughlin and future husband Ernest Luther Sylivant, Jr. Azalea Festival Weekend 1951 at Wrightsville Beach, NC. Betty Loughlin (1931- ) and her date Ernest Luther Sylivant, Jr. (1930-1978) drove to Wrightsville Beach from East Carolina...
    • Betsy Burney Wright

    • North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.)--History; Teachers--North Carolina
    • Betsy Burney, later Betsy Wright, riding on the U.S.A.F. float in the Azalea parade. Elizabeth Moody Burney Wright (1938-2001) was born in Lumberton, NC. She was a member of the New Hanover High School Class of 1956, and graduated from Meredith...
    • Sharon Wyatt, Azalea Queen 1984

    • Festivals; General Hospital (Television Program); Soap operas
    • Queen Azalea Sharon Wyatt greeting her subjects outside the Shuffler Center on Carolina Beach Road Sharon Wyatt (1953- ) is an actress best known for her role as Tiffany Hill Donely on General Hospital. She appeared on the soap opera for 12...
    • Azalea Coast Chowder Contest (1)

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, seafood, parks
    • Scott Barnette, Anita Riddy, and Kenny Hicks of the Pilot House Restaurant stir their clam chowder between servings at the seventh annual Azalea Coast Chowder Contest at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington.


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