Saturday, June 4, 2016

No Girls Allowed in 1970


There are numerous videos online depicting various womanless events – beauty pageants, fashion shows and weddings, in which males trade in their trousers for dresses and walk on the distaff side of street temporarily. Most of the online videos are contemporary, but there are a few vintage videos, too.

Zoe alerted me to one from 1970 featuring 28 members of a Boy Scout troop from Henry County, Virginia, who participated in a girl-less beauty pageant, which begins at approximately the 24 second mark of the video.

Don’t you just love the styles the “girls” are wearing? Reminds me of some of the outfits I was borrowing from my mother and sister back then.



Source: Lands' End
Wearing Lands' End.



Miss David Bowie
Miss David Bowie

4 comments:

  1. I wonder how many of the Mothers really enjoyed dressing their "daughters" up. But then again I wonder how many of those that participated went on to dressing up after the pageant.

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  2. Michelle, my thoughts exactly. How many of them are still dressing. I was in 10th grade in 1970 and deep in the closet. I would have never have been in that pageant because I would have thought some might find out how much I liked it.

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    1. A year or so ago, I asked Femulate readers if any were veterans of school-age womanless beauty pageants and only one or two readers admitted to it.

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    2. From the 'If I knew then, what I know now' department, I wonder how many of your readers wished that they had the good fortune to be in a womanless beauty pageant. You can count me as one yes vote.
      Pat

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