Miss America 1960, the 33rd Miss America pageant, occured in the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Nj on September 12, 1959 on CBS.
Pageant champion Lynda Lee Mead was the 2nd Miss Mississippi consecutively to put on the crown, succeeding actress Mary Ann Mobley.
One of the other contestants was Ann Penelope Marston of Michigan, an archery champion who’d made an appearance around the cover from the August. 8, 1955 edition of Sports Highlighted. Her skill having a bow and arrow won Marston the talent area of the 1960 pageant.
Beginning Wells, later to star around the tv series Gilligan’s Island, symbolized Nevada within the Miss America 1960 competition.