Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups - Sarah Bird

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Beauty Queens, The LBJ Library and Holdups

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.

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13:49
Miss Macy

by Trisha Coburn

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

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15:24
From the Archives of the Heartbroken & Spiritually Bereft

by Sarah Bird

A Texas romance is thwarted by religion.

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13:30
Good Guys & Good Ol' Boys

by John Lincoln

A teenage hotel clerk comes of age, at gunpoint.

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Extras From This Episode

Trisha And  Miss  Macy 465X620

Trisha and Miss Macy.

Trisha As  Miss  Anniston  Alabama 1971 465X620

Trisha as Miss Anniston Alabama 1971.

Trisha And  Giorgio  Armani In His Showroom  Milan 1972 465X620

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

Sarah Bird Radio Extra

Sarah Bird returns to the LBJ Library with the archived wedding cake.

John  Lincoln At 15 465X536

John at 15.

Wilderness  Road  Inn 465X348

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

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