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Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups

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A special live edition of The Moth at The Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discovered’; a Texas romance is thwarted by religion; and a teenage hotel clerk comes of age, at gunpoint.

Trisha Coburn. Photo by Roger Ho.

A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discovered’.

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A Texas romance is thwarted by religion.

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A teenage hotel clerk comes of age, at gunpoint.

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Trisha Coburn

A small town girl from Alabama attends charm school and gets ‘discovered’.

Trisha and Miss Macy.

Trisha as Miss Anniston Alabama 1971.

Trisha and Giorgio Armani in Milan, 1972. All photos courtesy Trisha Coburn.

 

Sarah Bird

A Texas romance is thwarted by religion.

Sarah Bird returns to the LBJ Library with the archived wedding cake. Click through to read an article on her return!

 

John Lincoln

A teenage hotel clerk comes of age, at gunpoint.

John at 15.

The hotel John worked at during the story. All photos courtesy John Lincoln.

 

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

John Coltrane Quartet – Alabama - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Jimmy Dale Gilmore – See the Way 

Smokin’ Joe Kubek Band – If It’s the Last Thing I Do - Find it on iTunes/Amazon