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On National Senior Citizens Day, Ellen Hart and fifteen other former beauty queens that reigned over New York City for 35 years will crown jazz legend Marilyn Maye as an honorary Miss Subways at their first annual "Beauty Is Ageless" brunch at Ellen's Stardust Diner. The brunch will celebrate how the spirit behind these contests, that highlighted the outer and inner beauty of these women in their youth, lives on in how they continue to live their best lives as seniors in their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. “Marilyn Maye is 91 years young and is still singing and performing – she is an icon and inspiration to us all,” says Hart. From 1941 to 1976, the women on the Miss Subways posters that lined subway cars and buses represented the diversity of New York City women: they were of all ethnicities and backgrounds, college students, secretaries, aspiring actresses and singers, as well as wartime nurses. Ellen Hart has been hosting reunions for former Miss Subways winners over the past few decades at her diner where the largest collection of Miss Subways posters hang.

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