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[Photograph 2012.201.B0243.0492]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Mrs. Leona Covacevish, who briefly held the Miss USA title while competing as Leona Gage in the Miss Universe pageant three years ago, takes a drink of water today while awaiting arraignment in a Los Angeles municipal court on a misdemeanor charge of endangering a child's life."
Date: August 5, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0243.0493]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Mrs. Leona Gage Covacevich, who held the Miss U.S.A. title for one day in 1957 before it was discovered she was a Mrs., talks with newsmen at a city jail last night after being booked on a charge of "endangering a child's life."
Date: August 5, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0243.0494]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Mrs. Leona Gage Covacevich, 21, who lost her newly-won Miss U.S.A. title in 1956 because she admitted being a married woman, sits at home in Hollywood today with her husband, Nicholas, and their children after she pleaded innocent to a charge of mistreating one of her sons."
Date: August 5, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society