P a g e a n t   N e w s   B u r e a u

HOME | NEWS | PEOPLE | FEATURES | INTERVIEWS
PAGEANTS | MAGAZINES | BOOKSTORE | MOVIES | SEARCH | CONTACT PNB

Laura

Photos courtesy of Laura Apter

Laura Apter
It's an unforgettable movie. "Laura." Made way back in 1944. Romantic and mysterious, in black and white, of course. It's about a tough guy who falls in love with a woman he thinks is . . . No, we're not going to spoil it for you. You need to see it for yourself.

"Laura" was a hit song, too. That haunting theme by David Raksin kept popping up in the background all through the movie. Then Johnny Mercer added equally haunting lyrics. Soon the song was everywhere. You still remember a rainy night a long time ago, in a smoky lounge back east. A dame in a black velvet dress was singing it. You said to yourself, "She's the most beautiful girl in the world." Or maybe it was all a dream.
Laura ApterLaura Apter
Back to the present. Here's the Laura of today. She's from England. She's very classy, very sexy, with haunting eyes. You would write a song about her if you had one speck of talent. You'd give your right arm to have that talent right now.

Her full name is Laura Apter, and she's a pageant girl. She's competed for Miss Liverpool, and for Miss Blackpool. She was Miss Northern Ireland at Miss Commonwealth International and Miss Great Britain in Miss Tourism Europe. She's been Miss Velvet . . .
Miss Velvet. (This must be a dream!) But come to think of it, maybe the girl in the smoky bar wasn't wearing a velvet dress at all. Maybe it was a bikini.

Then you wake up. And there Laura Apter stands. She's real, that's for sure. She's flesh and blood, and she fits into that bikini like a gun fits into a holster.

She's England's gift to the world, and she's gonna take the American swimsuit circuit by storm. This you know. Your only regret is that you don't have the talent to write that song. If you did, you'd call it "Laura."
Laura Apter
    P a g e a n t   N e w s   B u r e a u

HOME | NEWS | PEOPLE | FEATURES | INTERVIEWS
PAGEANTS | MAGAZINES | BOOKSTORE | MOVIES | SEARCH | CONTACT PNB

 Copyright 1995-2006 Pageant News Bureau, Inc. All rights reserved.