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There she is; the life and times of Miss America.

Author: Frank Deford
Publisher: New York, Viking Press [1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Deford, Frank.
There she is.
New York, Viking Press [1971]
(OCoLC)988567926
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Deford
ISBN: 067069858X 9780670698585
OCLC Number: 193860
Description: xiii, 351 pages illustrations, portraits 25 cm
Contents: Buying a piece of the Dream --
Beauty and Everlasting Faith at the Local Level --
Looking for Fanny Overhang --
How to Be 36-24-36 in a Swimsuit --
Off the Assembly Line, onto the Runway --
Big Momma and Her Gang Go to State --
King Neptune and the Venuses of the World's Playground --
Bette, What Are You Going to Do if You Win This Thing Tonight? --
Up from Cheesecakery --
The Golden-Age Miss Americas Head into Middle Age --
Live, from NBC --
You Have Won First Prize in a Beauty Contest, Advance Token to Tennesse at Boardwalk --
There He Is, and Miss America Too --
Female Chauvinist Pigs --
Hostesses, Chaperones, and Traveling Companions --
Miss America Goes Home.

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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"--Jacket.

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