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Notes to Chapter VFashion Shows, Strip Shows and BeautyPageants:

The Theatre of The Feminine Ideal

by

TARA MAGINNIS

Notes to Chapter V:

. Interestingly, this means that a stripper can have a considerably longer career lifethan a beauty queen or fashion model. Unlike models, strippers often are not permitted tostart working until 18 or 21 (depending on local ordinances), and many famous strippershave continued their careers into and past middle age: Gypsy Rose Lee and Blaze Starrdidn't quit stripping until they were in their 40's, Carrie Finnell did her tasseltwirling into late middle age, and Tempest Storm, now over 60, continues to tour the U.S.as a singer/stripper. She is still reputed to be one of the best in the business.

. Kathy Shenkin Seal "Can The Beauty Pageant Be Saved?" Ms. MagazineMay 1987, 32.

1990 Miss Chinatown USA Pageant (San Francisco: KTSF, 1990) [Video]

. Vera Von Wiren-Garczynski, "Russian America" Soviet Life May 1990,55.

. Richard Denton, "Miss USSR" Frontline (Boston: WGBH, 1990) [Video]

. "The Women of Mitchell Brothers" People are Talking (San Francisco:KPIX Broadcasting, 1990) [Television Talk Show]

. "Mitchell Brothers." . The future of the Mitchell Brothers Theatre ispresently in jeopardy since the tragic slaying of Artie Mitchell by his brother Jim inFebruary 1991. For an account of the background of the shooting read Steve Chapple's"Behind the White Door" in Premiere July 1991, 70- 6. For more on the Mitchellsand their theatre see Burning Desires: Sex in America listed in the bibliography.

. Laura Fraser, "Nasty Girls" Mother Jones Feb. 1990, 34.

. "Society Burlesques the Fashion Show" New York Times 2 Dec. 1915,sec.11, 5.

. Eunice W. Johnson, "Ebony Fashion Fair" Ebony Nov. 1990, 185.

. Roxanne Brown, "Full-Figured Women Fight Back" Ebony Mar. 1990, 28.

. "Fashion Seduction," 46.

. Lois K. Alexander, Blacks in the History of Fashion (New York: Harleminstitute of Fashion, 1982) 21-32.

. Carol Leggett "Natural Selection" Vogue Mar. 1990, 472.

. Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women (NewYork: Morrow, 1991) 182.

. Wolf, 218-69.

. Wolf, 109.

. Wolf, 185-6.

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"The Costumer's Manifesto"
by Tara Maginnis