The Debutante Queen

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Author: Angela Breidenbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982717240

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Page: N.A

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1889 (Helena, MT): Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But hiding an indentured orphan could unravel Calista's reputation, and her budding romance with pageant organizer, Albert Shanahan, if her secret is revealed. Will love or law prevail?What would you do if doing the right thing didn't look that way to the man you loved?

Beauty Queens on the Global Stage

Gender, Contests, and Power

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Author: Colleen Ballerion Cohen,Richard Wilk,Beverly Stoeltje

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113665819X

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Modern beauty contests were invented by P.T. Barnum in the United States, but in the 20th century pageants and contests have spread across the entire world from Nepal to Tierra Del Fuego. Why are women (and sometimes men in drag) parading on stage such a universally appealing spectacle, attracting an audience in the billions? This book is the first global comparison of pageants from different parts of the world, at the ways each contest is both intensely local and unique, and simultaneously global and remarkable repetitious. The authors use the latest tools of feminist, ethnographic, and literary scholarship to unpack and interpret one of the greatest and most universal spectacles of modern times.

Last Curtsey

The End of the Debutantes

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Author: Fiona MacCarthy

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571265812

Category: History

Page: 320

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Once upon a time the well-bred daughters of Britain's aristocracy took part in a female rite of passage: curtseying to the Queen. But in 1958 this ritual was coming to an end. Under pressure to shine - not least from their mothers - the girls became the focus for newspaper diarists and society photographers in a party season that stretched for months among the great houses of England, Ireland and Scotland. Fiona MacCarthy traces the stories of the girls who curtseyed that year, and shows how their lives were to open out in often very unexpected ways - as Britain itself changed irreversibly during the 1960s, and the certainties of the old order came to an end.

The Debutante Ball

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Author: Beth Henley

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822215837

Category: Drama

Page: 63

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THE STORY: This stunning comic drama, set in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, begins the morning of Teddy Parker's debutante ball, that archetypal phenomenon in Southern culture known as a maiden's coming out. Teddy's mother, the beautiful and formidabl

The Scoundrel and the Debutante

A Regency Romance

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Author: Julia London

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1460380681

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Sparks fly in this irresistible final installment in the Cabot Sisters trilogy! Fans of Julia Quinn will love this “sinfully sexy” novel by New York Times bestselling author Julia London. The dust of the Cabot sisters' shocking plans to rescue their family from certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble of scandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she's tainted among the ton. Yet this unwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy American stranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can't deny the temptation. The fate of Roan Matheson's family depends on how quickly he can find his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rustic English countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in his bed—he's out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion that can lead to forever, he must choose between his heart's obligations and its forbidden desires.

The Canadian Magazine

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Author: J. Gordon Mowat,John Alexander Cooper,Newton MacTavish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes]

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Author: Randall M. Miller Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313065365

Category: History

Page: 2664

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The course of daily life in the United States has been a product of tradition, environment, and circumstance. How did the Civil War alter the lives of women, both white and black, left alone on southern farms? How did the Great Depression change the lives of working class families in eastern cities? How did the discovery of gold in California transform the lives of native American, Hispanic, and white communities in western territories? Organized by time period as spelled out in the National Standards for U.S. History, these four volumes effectively analyze the diverse whole of American experience, examining the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life of the American people between 1763 and 2005. Working under the editorial direction of general editor Randall M. Miller, professor of history at St. Joseph's University, a group of expert volume editors carefully integrate material drawn from volumes in Greenwood's highly successful Daily Life Through History series with new material researched and written by themselves and other scholars. The four volumes cover the following periods: The War of Independence and Antebellum Expansion and Reform, 1763-1861, The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrialization of America, 1861-1900, The Emergence of Modern America, World War I, and the Great Depression, 1900-1940 and Wartime, Postwar, and Contemporary America, 1940-Present. Each volume includes a selection of primary documents, a timeline of important events during the period, images illustrating the text, and extensive bibliography of further information resources—both print and electronic—and a detailed subject index.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 4: Myth, Manners, and Memory

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Author: Charles Reagan Wilson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146961670X

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice. The 95 entries here represent a substantial revision and expansion of the material on historical memory and manners in the original edition. They address such matters as myths and memories surrounding the Old South and the Civil War; stereotypes and traditions related to the body, sexuality, gender, and family (such as debutante balls and beauty pageants); institutions and places associated with historical memory (such as cemeteries, monuments, and museums); and specific subjects and objects of myths, including the Confederate flag and Graceland. Together, they offer a compelling portrait of the "southern way of life" as it has been imagined, lived, and contested.

Debutantes and the London Season

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Author: Lucinda Gosling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747813337

Category: History

Page: 64

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Until the middle of the last century, London's social calendar was dominated by 'the Season', a round of social events and parties during which the daughters of the upper classes made their 'debuts'. Debutantes and their families descended on the capital from all over Britain to take part in this elaborate process that in its blend of glamour, great privilege and archaic and sometimes comic ritual is emblematic of a world now lost. From the preparations and formalities of court presentation to the exhausting round of parties that followed, Debutantes and the London Season is a detailed look at a phenomenon that was central to the lives of generations of privileged young ladies.

Debutante

Rites and Regalia of American Debdom

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Author: Karal Ann Marling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 224

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Provides a fascinating and entertaining look inside the world of the society debut, from the colonial era to the present day, documenting the colorful history and evolution of the tradition, and explains why this custom and its social rituals continue to persist.

Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena

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Author: Julia Reed

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812973615

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

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A collection of essays written in classic Dixie storytelling fashion includes both original pieces as well as several published in prominent magazines and offers a perspective on the unique culture of the American South, from its unspoken codes of conduct and fashions to regional beliefs about religion and politics. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 16,500 first printing.

The Russian Debutante's Handbook

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Author: Gary Shteyngart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781573229883

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

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In a novel about being an outsider in America and what it means to be an American, Vladimir, a young Russian-American immigrant, pursues his dreams of success, wealth, and a girlfriend, as his quest takes him deep into uncharted territory.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 16: Sports and Recreation

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Author: Harvey H. Jackson III

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616769

Category: Reference

Page: 408

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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.

The Right People

The Social Establishment in America

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Author: Stephen Birmingham

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504026276

Category: History

Page: 360

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An enlightening and entertaining inside look at the lifestyles of America’s extremely wealthy from the bestselling author of “Our Crowd” It’s no secret that the rich are different from the rest of us. But the rich, as author Stephen Birmingham so insightfully points out, are also different from the very rich. There’s Society, and then there’s Real Society, and it takes multiple generations for families of the former to become entrenched in the latter. Real Society is not about the money—or rather, it’s not only about the money—it is about history, breeding, tradition, and most of all, the name. The Right People is an engrossing and illuminating journey through the customs and habits of the phenomenally wealthy, from the San Francisco elite to the upper crust of New York’s Westchester County. It is a marvelously anecdotal, intimately detailed overview of the lives of the American aristocracy: where they gather and dine; their games and sports, clubs and parties, friendships and feuds; their mating, marriage, and divorce rituals—a potpourri of priceless true stories featuring the Astors, Goulds, Vanderbilts, Vanderlips, Dukes, Biddles, and other lofty names from the pages of the Social Register.

Forbidden Lord/The Bride Wore Scandal/Diamonds, Deception And The Debutante

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Author: HELEN DICKSON

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1742788807

Category: Fiction

Page: 948

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Forbidden Lord Life at her vicious stepfather's house is more than Eleanor Collingwood can bear. With celebrations underway for her stepsister's wedding, no one will see her flee. That is until Lord William Marston throws the door open and stops the party in an instant He's the man who betrayed her father to Mary Queen of Scots. He's the man thought banished to the Americashe's the most dashingly gorgeous man she's ever set eyes on! Can he offer her freedom? The Bride Wore Scandal From the moment Christina Atherton first saw the notorious Lord Rockley she couldn't control her blushes. She knew she could not hold out for long against his dark and seductive ways. When Christina discovered that she was expecting, Lord Rockley knew of just one way to restore her virtue. He must make Christina his bridebefore scandal ruined them both! Diamonds, Deception And The Debutante Wickedly dangerous Lance Bingham is fascinated by the newest debutante in town. It's not just her flirty smile that beguiles him but the diamond necklace she daringly flaunts. His plan to steal back the treasured family heirloom has just become much more enticing! Belle Ainsley's arrival in London has already caused somewhat of a stir. Tarnished with scandal, she knows her reputation is in tatters. But can falling from grace be so utterly ruinous when Lance seems more than willing to catch her?

Finessing for the Queen of Trumps

A Collection of Short Stories

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Author: Ann Burrus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595411193

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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The author has written these short stories over a number of years, gleaning ideas from her own life and those of acquaintances. In "Try Tying Twine," a dying woman takes a trip into her past by visiting two old friends and an ex-husband as she attempts to weave together the elements of her life. In "Williams the Great" another woman discovers the answer to a long-standing mystery from her college days. An eminent federal judge in "Kiss Your Ass Goodbye" in his zeal for truth removes from his closest friend his final hope of survival.