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Banet-Weiser, Sarah. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants & National Identity (Berkeley: U. of California, 1999).
Riverol, Armando. Live from Atlantic City: The History of the Miss America Pageant Before, After & In Spite of Television (Bowling Green OH: Bowling Green State U. Popular, 1992).
Shepherd, Cybill with Aimee Lee Ball. Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood & the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think (NY: HarperCollins, 2000).
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"Miss America: Their Untold Stories" , dir. Dan Funk,
"Miss...or Myth?" , dir. Geoffrey Dunn, 60m. From Cinema Guild. History & opposition to beauty pageants in Santa Cruz, CA.