Every year in St. Louis, a beauty pageant is held. Cynics say the women who enter aren’t the most beautiful in that big town and that social position, more than beauty, is an important factor. That would probably be denied by the people who put the annual Veiled Prophet Ball, a major event of the St. Louis society season, together each year. However, they don’t let anyone know who they are.

AOWM – October 8