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sro100

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The Ads for "Most Beautiful Girl" in National Enquirer and Billboard

Lately I've been on a hunt to find the "ads" for "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."

If I remember correctly, one was in Billboard and had a quote from Quincy Jones discussing the debut single of prince.

The one before that was made to look like a personal's ad and said "Eligible Bachelor seeks Most Beautiful Girl in the World.'

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Reply #1 posted 07/26/20 3:06pm

SoulAlive

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Reply #2 posted 07/26/20 3:09pm

SoulAlive

How Prince's 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' Made History ...Anil Dash on Twitter: "This was the print ad that Prince placed in ...

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Reply #3 posted 07/26/20 3:26pm

sro100

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SoulAlive said:

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Cool. Thanks.

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Reply #4 posted 07/26/20 4:37pm

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I am remembering a quote from Sheena Easton about the song. Something about the song making her want to go out and buy a new convertible. I wasn’t sure if that was in one of those ads or not.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #5 posted 07/26/20 4:52pm

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SchlomoThaHomo said:

I am remembering a quote from Sheena Easton about the song. Something about the song making her want to go out and buy a new convertible. I wasn’t sure if that was in one of those ads or not.

yeah,I remember that quote from her.Not sure why it's not on this ad.I coulda sworn it was on the ad that I saw in '94.

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Reply #6 posted 07/26/20 5:32pm

sro100

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SoulAlive said:

SchlomoThaHomo said:

I am remembering a quote from Sheena Easton about the song. Something about the song making her want to go out and buy a new convertible. I wasn’t sure if that was in one of those ads or not.

yeah,I remember that quote from her.Not sure why it's not on this ad.I coulda sworn it was on the ad that I saw in '94.

Did the ad appear in more than just one publication?

And did anything come out of the submissions from his "personal's ad?"

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Reply #7 posted 07/26/20 5:41pm

SPYZFAN1

I remember seeing the ads in "People" and "E!" magazines. A few girls I knew sent photos in (and didn't receive any responses)....I always wondered if the women in the video (besides Nona and the older schoolteacher) were contest winners or actors..(?)

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Reply #8 posted 07/26/20 5:44pm

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SPYZFAN1 said:

I remember seeing the ads in "People" and "E!" magazines. A few girls I knew sent photos in (and didn't receive any responses)....I always wondered if the women in the video (besides Nona and the older schoolteacher) were contest winners or actors..(?)

Exactly. I'd be curious if any of the women that submitted were in the video?

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Reply #9 posted 07/26/20 6:31pm

SchlomoThaHomo

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sro100 said:



SoulAlive said:




SchlomoThaHomo said:


I am remembering a quote from Sheena Easton about the song. Something about the song making her want to go out and buy a new convertible. I wasn’t sure if that was in one of those ads or not.


yeah,I remember that quote from her.Not sure why it's not on this ad.I coulda sworn it was on the ad that I saw in '94.




Did the ad appear in more than just one publication?



And did anything come out of the submissions from his "personal's ad?"

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I think I saw it in Entertainment Weekly.
"That's when stars collide. When there's space for what u want, and ur heart is open wide."
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Reply #10 posted 07/26/20 10:46pm

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http://www.apurpledayinde...-with.html

An interview with 1 women who sent a video in
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Reply #11 posted 07/26/20 11:12pm

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© Bart Van Hemelen
This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.
It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
your use. All rights reserved.
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Reply #12 posted 07/27/20 1:33am

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Paz Gómez was one of the chosen ones. Article in Spanish.

https://www.revistavanity...nola/22228

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Reply #13 posted 08/01/20 10:08am

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I spend every waking moment staring longlingly out of my window, waiting for the day that TMBGITW drops on Spotify.

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Reply #14 posted 08/01/20 1:35pm

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BartVanHemelen said:

https://www.princevault.c..._The_World

Thanks Bart. Interesting there's nothing on Prince Vault about the plagiarism issues surrounding the song.

PIPS! Eurgh...
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Reply #15 posted 08/01/20 7:51pm

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I believe that the women that you don't recognize in the video were ones that sent in photos/videos of themselves.

sro100 said:

SPYZFAN1 said:

I remember seeing the ads in "People" and "E!" magazines. A few girls I knew sent photos in (and didn't receive any responses)....I always wondered if the women in the video (besides Nona and the older schoolteacher) were contest winners or actors..(?)

Exactly. I'd be curious if any of the women that submitted were in the video?

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Reply #16 posted 08/01/20 8:25pm

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I sat through that Miss USA Pageant just to hear like 30 seconds of the song. I remember thinking, what won’t I do to hear new Prince music? Lol.
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Reply #17 posted 08/01/20 9:53pm

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I spend every waking moment staring longlingly out of my window, waiting for the day that TMBGITW drops on Spotify.

Indeed, why isn't there a decision in that copyright case yet? Do Italian courts function via pony express or something? Strange.

A certain kind of mellow.
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Reply #18 posted 08/02/20 7:29pm

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fishwillbite said:

BartVanHemelen said:

https://www.princevault.c..._The_World

Thanks Bart. Interesting there's nothing on Prince Vault about the plagiarism issues surrounding the song.

Beacause it wasn't plagiarised. Lawsuit from some talentless money-grubbers with lawyers. I have listened to their song and I just do not HEAR it. Maybe I need to get my hearing checked, naw I am fine.

Good morning children...take a look out your window, the world is falling...
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Reply #19 posted 08/03/20 8:39am

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Seahorsie said:

fishwillbite said:

Thanks Bart. Interesting there's nothing on Prince Vault about the plagiarism issues surrounding the song.

Beacause it wasn't plagiarised. Lawsuit from some talentless money-grubbers with lawyers. I have listened to their song and I just do not HEAR it. Maybe I need to get my hearing checked, naw I am fine.

Of course parts of it are the same melody, it's pretty clear.

I think the question is more, could Prince have known about this other song?

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Reply #20 posted 08/03/20 9:26am

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Seahorsie said:

fishwillbite said:

Thanks Bart. Interesting there's nothing on Prince Vault about the plagiarism issues surrounding the song.

Beacause it wasn't plagiarised. Lawsuit from some talentless money-grubbers with lawyers. I have listened to their song and I just do not HEAR it. Maybe I need to get my hearing checked, naw I am fine.

I once listened to that song, my girlfriend (no fan) came in and said "This sounds like The Most Beautiful Girl In The World".

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Reply #21 posted 08/03/20 10:14am

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Seahorsie said:

fishwillbite said:

Thanks Bart. Interesting there's nothing on Prince Vault about the plagiarism issues surrounding the song.

Beacause it wasn't plagiarised. Lawsuit from some talentless money-grubbers with lawyers. I have listened to their song and I just do not HEAR it. Maybe I need to get my hearing checked, naw I am fine.

Whether it was plagarised or not (I don't think so) it is an interesting and important part of the history of the song, just surprised that the Vault didn't include it.

PIPS! Eurgh...
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Reply #22 posted 08/03/20 9:13pm

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ForbiddenFruit said:



Seahorsie said:




fishwillbite said:



Thanks Bart. Interesting there's nothing on Prince Vault about the plagiarism issues surrounding the song.




Beacause it wasn't plagiarised. Lawsuit from some talentless money-grubbers with lawyers. I have listened to their song and I just do not HEAR it. Maybe I need to get my hearing checked, naw I am fine.




I once listened to that song, my girlfriend (no fan) came in and said "This sounds like The Most Beautiful Girl In The World".



Yes, me too exactly the same scene!
She didn't let me think about was it plagiarized or not, she came in the first time I heard it, without knowing about the lawsuit, and said " Who plagiarized who? Because it sounds very similarly to TMBGITW ?"
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So then I knew there was a thing between these two songs that couldn't be denied...
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Reply #23 posted 08/04/20 12:18am

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Mikado said:



Shockedelicus said:


I spend every waking moment staring longlingly out of my window, waiting for the day that TMBGITW drops on Spotify.




Indeed, why isn't there a decision in that copyright case yet? Do Italian courts function via pony express or something? Strange.




A final decision was supposedly handed down in favour of the Italians in 2015, but I’m not sure what’s supposed to have been happening since then. It would be interesting to at least hear some news on it either way.
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