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Looking for Miss America

Author : Margot Mifflin
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From an author praised for writing "delicious social history" (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals--and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator of feminist progress Looking for Miss America is a fast-paced narrative history of a curious and contradictory institution. From its start in 1921 as an Atlantic City tourist draw to its current incarnation as a scholarship competition, the pageant has indexed women's status during periods of social change--the post-suffrage 1920s, the Eisenhower 1950s, the #MeToo era. This ever-changing institution has been shaped by war, evangelism, the rise of television and reality TV, and, significantly, by contestants who confounded expectations. Spotlighting individuals, from Yolande Betbeze, whose refusal to pose in swimsuits led an angry sponsor to launch the rival Miss USA contest, to the first black winner, Vanessa Williams, who received death threats and was protected by sharpshooters in her hometown parade, Margot Mifflin shows how women made hard bargains even as they used the pageant for economic advancement. The pageant's history includes, crucially, those it excluded; the notorious Rule Seven, which required contestants to be "of the white race," was retired in the 1950s, but no women of color were crowned until the 1980s. In rigorously researched, vibrant chapters that unpack each decade of the pageant, Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

Miss America Through the Looking Glass

Author : Nancie S. Martin
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Discusses the history of the Miss America Pageant, how it is judged, what contestants go through, and how their lives are affected.

There She is

Author : Frank Deford
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"Walking a magic tightrope that never topples him into either derision or credulousness, Frank Deford traces the Miss America contest from its beginnings a half-century ago to the present-from Margaret Gorman in 1921, just turned sixteen and measuring 30-25-32, to Phyllis George, Miss America 1971, 36-24-36." -- dust jacket.

Here She Is

Author : Hilary Levey Friedman
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""Here She Is" presents the story of American feminism through the lens of beauty pageants"--

Korea Newsreview

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Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan

Author : Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives
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Plays from Playwrights Horizons

Author : Tom Cone
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Live from Atlantic City

Author : Armando Riverol
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A great American institution; the bane of feminist ideology; a cornucopia of corn—few are neutral about the Miss America Pageant. Live from Atlantic City traces the pageant’s history from its birth as pseudo-event in 1920 through its emergence as American popular culture icon. A. R. Riverol takes the reader to times and places where no television camera has focused. Drawing upon (and sometimes debating with) primary and secondary sources, the author paints a vivid picture of life in Atlantic City during pageant week—whether that week be in 1944 or 1984. More than just chronicling events, the author also presents two opposing perspectives on the pageant: the pageant as celebration and idealization of American womanhood and the pageant as sexist, exploitative anachronism.

Tuxedo Junction

Author : Gerald Lyn Early
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Discusses racial issues in contemporary American society, with an emphasis on Black writing, art, and culture and featuring reappraisals of James Baldwin and other literary figures

Glamour

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Miss America

Author : Alexander Black
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Little Miss America and the Happy Children a Jingle History of the U S a Patriotic Play in One Act

Author : Mary Moncure Parker (Paynter)
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Interviews that Work

Author : Shirley Biagi
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Modeling with Miss America

Author : Marsha Kroll
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LIFE

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Popular writing in America

Author : Donald McQuade
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Young America

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Miss America

Author : Ann-Marie Bivans
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Based on 13 years of research and over 150 interviews with 25 former Miss Americas, Bivans details the glamour, thrills, and heartache that surround each year's contestants. Photos.

Metropolis

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The Barnabys in America

Author : Frances Milton Trollope
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