Convention City poster Joan Blondell in Convention City
  Warner Bros. released Convention City on December 14, 1933.  Seven months later, in July 1934, the Production Code Administration Office of the MPPDA began issuing certificates of approval for American studio movies.    
  When Warner sought to re-release Convention City in 1935, PCA officials informed Albert Howson, Warner Bros. Director of Censorship, that pre-code films, if re-released, would require a certificate of approval. Ultimately, the PCA issued no approval for Convention City, deeming the content irredeemably risqué.  
  Prints circulated until the 1940s, when, in 1948, Warner Bros. destroyed the negative. Of the sixty-nine minute movie, only frame enlargements, publicity stills, silent establishing shots of Atlantic City, unused takes, and a screenplay now survive. The movie remains the great blank frame of the talkie movie era.  
Convention City film review December, 1933 Convention City publicity still
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 30. 1933


Atlantic City Press, September 5, 1933: Miss America Pagent Coverage.
"The picture-taking process was delayed for some time when it was found that two of the girls were missing. A checkup revealed that the missing beauties were "Miss Maine" and "Miss New Hampshire." They were finally located in the beauty parlors.
The two New England girls had not brought along their bathing suits.
However, the committee soon found two extra outfits and the proceedings continued."

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Above, contestants for Miss America 1933 flank pagent coordinator Armand Nichols. Miss Atlantic City, who wasn't competing, tucked herself between Nichols and Miss Connecticut, the Harlow look-alike who, in the end, triumphed. Miss Maine was, indeed, missing. So was Miss Oklahoma. In Cuba that day, a military junta overthrew the newly elected president. It was September 5, 1933.