| TIME Magazine - Feb 27, 1939|
In a contest held at Palm Beach's swank Colony Club, the leading contender for the title of "Glamor Girl of Palm Beach" was 17-year-old Cobina Wright Jr., Manhattan cafe society songstress. Judges were Photographer Hal Phyfe and Illustrator James Montgomery Flagg. After an argument with his fellow judge, Flagg huffed: "I have a vote, but it is not for Miss Cobina Wright. However, I will turn my vote over to Phyfe, and he can make the choice." Phyfe promptly chose Cobina Wright. Next day Illustrator Flagg saw her on the beach in a one-piece bathing suit. Dazzled, he begged & received her pardon, ordered a new pair of glasses for night wear.