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Dear Mrs. Ann Dear Charlie's family!
Dear National Directors! Dear Friends!


13.11.2007
This is a very sad day for me, my family and for all the collaborators of Charlie.

When I learn this bad news, I couldn't believe to what I was reading. I thought it was impossible! Charlie was so active and so energetic that I didn't want to believe that he passed away.

In this moment words are useless, because Charlie is a legend for all of us. He is the man who taught me everything I know about the world beauty events and their organizing.
I will always remember his smile and his courtesy in all the situations. He was so gentle with all the people and with a great sense of humor.

I am honored to have welcomed him during the Miss Globe International 2007 and to have given him very beautiful memories.

This is a very big lost for the world of beauty, but also we have to work harder than before, all together to continue as a big family (as Charlie wanted) the work that Charlie started and continued for almost than a half century. Now, it is our duty to make glorious the name of Mr. Charlie See, the founder of so many beauty events.

I want to condole you Mrs. Ann for the lost of your dear husband, friend and collaborator!
I want to condole Charlie's family and relatives!
I want to condole all the friends and partners of Mr. Charlie See!

He will lives always in our hearts and he will be alive through our work to continue what he started 50 years before!

May he rest in peace! Condolences!

Petri BOZO, Organizer of Miss Globe Ÿ
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

* * * * *

During the golden era of Hollywood, numerous musicals were being made by MGM, Twentieth Century Fox, R.K.O. Radio, Columbia, Warner Brothers, Paramount and Universal Studios featuring their top stars and were grossing profits. As the popular movies were grossing millions in their own rented Theaters in the United States and territories in South and Central America and Mexico, in Europe and Asia.

That year was 1972 and Mr. Charlie See, the founder of Miss Bikini International, was busy organizing beauty contests or Pageants at one of the popular hotel called the Sheraton Universal in Hollywood and Universal City.

Several magazines big and small publishers dealing with lifestyle activities and romance of the movie stars were successful as they were read by actors, actress, models, students and those who have big dreams and want to seek their fortunes and from these people, Charlie See was able to reach out to the beautiful and talented girls, students from schools and universities which abound in Southern California.

During the swimsuit competitions, Charlie See found that girls were daring enough to wear two pieces swimsuit. He realized that if he were to give prizes, trophies, titles and sashes and call the winners Miss Bikini International or Bikini Girl of the Year or Miss Bikini Queen, the contest would attract more competitors.

He had protected the titles by registering the Trademarks of Miss Bikini and Miss Bikini Queen. Following the success of Miss All Nations which was approved by the US Patent Office and Trademark Office in Washington D.C. in 1965, Miss Globe, Miss Intercontinental and Festival of Beauty were registered as well.

It was not till 1966 that he was able to get the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas to sponsor Miss Queen of Queens of which 65 girls from around USA applied to compete. As he was a photographer by profession, he would always photograph all of the contestants himself. He even had before his camera Miss Raquel Welch, not knowing that she would one day be a top movie star.

Miss Tourism Queen International Pageant, was established by Mr CHARLIE SEE since 1949.

He is a well-known personality in the international pageantry circle. He is the founder and international President of Manhunt International, and oversees many international pageants and modeling events including Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth, Mr. World, Mr. International, Best Model of World, Mrs. World, Mrs. Global, Mrs. United Nation, and more than 50 other international pageants and model contests.

Charlie See 02.09.1910 - 13.11.2007

Monday, September 3, 2007
Stories by CHOW HOW BAN

Charlie See turned 97 yesterday. The Penang-born founder of Festival of Beauty Inc, which holds rights to 37 pageant titles worldwide, shows no sign of slowing down despite his age.

THANK God I am still alive,” said Charlie See who turned 97 yesterday. Charlie See, founder of Model of the Models International Pageant, currently on in Madrid (Sept 1-8), celebrated his birthday at the Spanish capital. See and his wife of 57 years, Ann, were invited by pageant president, Raquel Molinero, to spend a week in Spain.

In a recent interview in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, See talked about his early struggles and how he found fame in the United States.

Charlie See: ‘“Everybody dreams about Hollywood. I made dream girls from all over the world my contacts!’

Born in Penang in 1910, See moved to Raub with his family because his father’s job took him to Pahang. After his primary education, he returned to Penang, where he learned English and French.

“After my father died, I tried to do some business and opened a sports store selling badminton rackets,” See recalled. “Then I became a member of the Rotary Club. In 1935, I went on a world tour. I traveled from Penang to Colombo and then to Europe. As a Rotary Club member, I spoke to the Rotarian's of Colombo about Malaysia. From Colombo, I went to Pakistan and Bombay before landing in Europe.”

See promoted Malaysia to Rotarian's from other parts of the world. “I gave them a flag and they gave me a flag (in return). I was doing publicity and goodwill on behalf of Malaysia, but that was a long time ago.”

See’s travels took him to Paris, London and New York. He left a deep impression on the Americans.

“At your age, I was making jokes. I said: ‘I come to New York and you got skyscrapers because you think you can go to heaven easier.’ They laughed and said: ‘You Chinaman?’ and I said ‘yes’ and they said ‘We want you. Can you represent us and go to Rotary Clubs around the US?’

“They gave me top hotel accommodation and paid me. I went all over the United States for free.”

From there, See headed for Shanghai where he met six Chinese men. They ended up speaking English. It was the first time See realised that the Shanghainese and other Chinese were different as there were so many dialects spoken by the Chinese.

His boat then sailed to Manila before returning to Malaysia. He had traveled around the world in four years, and so he wrote a book entitled A Chinese Sees the World to share his experiences.
Hungry for more exposure, See left for Singapore in 1939. There he landed a job as manager of the Happy Cabaret, which provided entertainment to guests on cruises. See also organised fashion shows featuring his own batik designs.

The threat of war loomed over them, and See knew the risks he had to take. After his vessel left Singapore and arrived in Indonesia, they received news that Singapore had been bombed.

“I was stuck in Indonesia for a month and continued organizing shows in Bali. At that time, I had a visa to travel from Malaysia to the US as a marketing agent. After Singapore was bombed, every day the Japanese and Germans were sinking ships. We had with us a convoy of ships sending the last shipment of rubber because the Japanese had cut everything off”, he recalled.

Of the 17 boats that left Surabaya in Java, 16 were sunk. See, together with 12 other passengers and 49 prisoners held in captivity by the Indonesian government, escaped death when the captain of the ship headed towards the Atlantic Ocean. When they reached South America, they put down the prisoners and continued their journey to the United States.

“When my boat arrived in New York, I had no money. I had only wooden carvings and sarung batik,” See said. “I sold the carvings to feed myself.”

Jack of all trades

While in the United States, See met a Chinese ballroom dancer who taught him some basic dance moves. The duo later picked up the samba and rumba from a coach. As the Chinese jitterbugs were in great demand in the dance scene at that time, See and his partner found some dancing parts in small theaters.

Later, when See heard that the famous Follies Bergere was heading for New York, he jumped at the chance to audition for the French show, which featured a Chinese dance sequence.

“I passed! So after six months, Charlie See was dancing on Broadway!”

The ever-versatile See turned professional dancer and performed in Hawaii and various places for six years.

At 39 years old, he moved to California in pursuit of his Hollywood dream. There he met his wife, Ann, an actress. They teamed up as professional ballroom dancers. Ever game for a new challenge, the couple reinvented themselves as photojournalists. They went all over the United States and the Caribbean, taking photographs and distributing stories on Hollywood to news agencies from all over the world.

During their Hollywood days back in the 1950s, the couple rubbed shoulders with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and the late John Wayne, who lived in the same neighborhood.
When the first-ever Miss Universe beauty pageant was held in Long Beach, California, in 1952, See and Ann knew they would not want to miss the event. However, See could not get access to the auditorium. He was stopped by the police because he did not have a media pass to cover the event. Undaunted, he sneaked through the back door to cover the event.

“For the first eight years, the Miss Universe pageants were held in Long Beach. I made friends with everybody there,” Charlie said See.

His big break came in 1957 when Universal Studios, one of the pageant’s sponsors, wanted to produce a film on the pageant.

“For five days, they were looking for someone with colored films. They had heard about a Chinaman who had colored films. So one night, someone from Universal Studios called me and said: ‘You Charlie See? You got Miss Universe film?’ and asked if the film was good.

“I told them if I had to spend 10 dollars, it had better be good. So Ann and I tied the films up. A Cadillac came to our house and ferried me to Universal Studios where they viewed my 35mm film.”

Miss Universe cameraman

A representative from Universal Studios negotiated with See on the price of the films. See asked for US$10,000 but had to settle for US$5,000. He was made the official cameraman for the Miss Universe pageants.

“When Universal Studios released the film, all the outdoor scenes were mine. I became famous with a US$40 camera,” he said.

See sold his photographs to another sponsor, Max Factor, which assigned him to photograph former Miss Universe winners such as Gladys Zender from Peru (1957), Luz Marina Zuluaga of Colombia (1958), and Akiko Kojima from Japan (1959), during the beauties’ tours.

Charlie See described Zender as a big star. “Zuluaga generated a tremendous following in America as she had her own stamps and songs written after her”.

“I travelled with Kojima for six months in Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.”

During the interview, See pulled out stacks of photographs of beauty queens and celebrities from his drawer and showed them to me, one by one. Some were taken by him, others by his assistant.

“Here I am with Marilyn Monroe,” See enthused, adding that he was the photographer when the Hollywood legend attended the premiere of her film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

See related that he had small acting jobs too. He was a Japanese soldier in the 1950 wartime film, Three Came Home, which starred Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles and Sessue Hayakawa.

“He brings along his photos wherever he goes and he enjoys showing them to people. It’s a compilation of his life’s work and he’s the only one who does this kind of work,” Ann chipped in.

“Ann and I had been photographing the stars,” See said. “I didn’t always travel with Ann though. Don’t forget it’s not easy with beauty queens around you. When I am alone taking photographs, it’s hard.”

One of See’s most memorable experiences was when he bought their house in Hollywood for US$3,000. That was back in 1950.

“When he was in Penang and Singapore, he was overwhelmed by Hollywood. It was his destination. He dreamed of living in Hollywood,” Ann added.

“Everybody dreams about Hollywood. I made dream girls from all over the world my contacts!” said See, with a twinkle in his eye.

Following his vast experiences in covering beauty pageants, See decided to organise his own pageants, and founded the Festival of Beauty Inc in the United States. That was more than 40 years ago.

See’s trademark pageants include Miss Globe International, Miss Tourism Queen International, Miss Tourism International, Miss Bikini International and Model of the Models International.

See is now wheelchair-bound following a fall two years ago. Apart from the lack of mobility and diminished hearing capacity, he is pretty healthy. He still works hard, traveling all over the world to attend pageants and is busy franchising his trademark pageants.

Molinero said See had become part of her family and his contribution to beauty pageants was tremendous as many contestants had benefited from their participation in such pageants.

“He has achieved the dream of many men – to live in Hollywood, meet important people and be surrounded by beauties” , Mrs. Ann added.

Source: The Star Online

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  • Charlie See had before his camera Miss Raquel Welch, not knowing that she would one day be a top movie star. Charlie See is also founder of Miss Bikini International

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Charlie See had before his camera Miss Raquel Welch, not knowing that she would one day be a top movie star. Charlie See is also founder of Miss Bikini International
Charlie See had before his camera Miss Raquel Welch, not knowing that she would one day be a top movie star. Charlie See is also founder of Miss Bikini International
Charlie See had before his camera Miss Raquel Welch, not knowing that she would one day be a top movie star. Charlie See is also founder of Miss Bikini International
Charlie See had before his camera Miss Raquel Welch, not knowing that she would one day be a top movie star. Charlie See is also founder of Miss Bikini International
Charlie See had before his camera Miss Raquel Welch, not knowing that she would one day be a top movie star. Charlie See is also founder of Miss Bikini International
Charlie See had before his camera Miss Raquel Welch, not knowing that she would one day be a top movie star. Charlie See is also founder of Miss Bikini International
Ava Gardner and Charlie See, The Penang-born founder of Festival of Beauty Inc, which holds rights to 37 pageant titles worldwide
Ava Gardner and Charlie See, The Penang-born founder of Festival of Beauty Inc, which holds rights to 37 pageant titles worldwide
Charlie See will lives always in our hearts and he will be alive through our work to continue what he started 50 years before
Charlie See will lives always in our hearts and he will be alive through our work to continue what he started 50 years before
All the friends- Ramona Jalba (Romania) and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends- Ramona Jalba (Romania) and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends- Alex Liu and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and his wife, Mrs. Ann See
All the friends- Alex Liu and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and his wife, Mrs. Ann See
All the friends- Raquel Molinero and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends- Raquel Molinero and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
All the friends and partners of Mr. Charlie See want to condole Charlies family and relatives
Audrey Hepburn and Charlie See, founder of Festival of Beauty Inc
Audrey Hepburn and Charlie See, founder of Festival of Beauty Inc

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