Miss Pittsburgh 1995

Original Format

VHS

Title

Miss Pittsburgh 1995

Description

This tape contains footage from the 19th annual Miss Pittsburgh Pageant on May 24 1995 at Pegasus Lounge in Downtown Pittsburgh. The theme of the pageant was “Sunset Boulevard,” with portions of the film screened before Bambi introduces the evenings 6 contestants to the tune of “the Greatest Star of All” from the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical adaptation (00:00:40). The contestants include Amber (the current reigning Miss Alt. Subway Stop), Cinnamon Cain (current reigning Miss Donny’s), Coco Chanel, Dragzilla, Miss B. Have (aka Nikki Danielle), and Pandora Box. This pageant also features the first bestowal of the Bobbi DeMario Award of Excellence (01:36:45), voted for by the contestants and given to Coco Chanel.

The pageant is separated into presentation (00:00:40), casual wear (00:34:15), talent (00:51:00), evening wear and Q&A (01:15:30), and coronation (01:55:06) interspersed with guest performances by Kierra Darshell, Vanna, Dame Fefe Damiana D’Opulence, and Bambi.

The tape comes to and end after crowning Miss B Have as Miss Pittsburgh 1995 (01:55:06), with Coco Chanel as 1st runner-up, followed by Dragzilla as 2nd runner-up.

This tape, reflecting many tapes recorded at Pegasus in the mid 1990s, was edited and produced by Vanessa of VC productions.

The following performers names are noted in the footage:
Bambi
Amber
Cinnamon Cain
Coco Chanel
Miss B Have (aka Nikki Danielle)
Pandora Box
Kierra Darshell
Milan Tre’Zur
Blue
Vanna
Fefe D’Opulence
Frankie Kizzie (Judge)

The following songs are performed:
(If a performer’s name is unclear from the footage, it has been left blank. If you are able to provide information about performers who have not been listed, please contact the PQHP).
Mix “10,000 Screaming Faggots Ultra Nate, “Lick it” “Ugly Motha Sucks” and “Short Dick Man” 20 Fingers, Vanna. (00:21:52)
Mix “Theme Starwars” comp. John Williams, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” Elton John and Kiki Dee, Fefe D’Opulence (00:28:30)
Mix “Out Here On My Own” Irene Cara, “Theme Wonder Woman” New South Bay Orchestra, “I’m Every Woman (Dance Mix)” Whitney Houston, Kierra Darshell (00:42:45)
“Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” Marilyn Monroe, Amber (00:51:00)
Mix “If Could Turn Back Time” “Take Me Home” “Half Breed” Cher, Cinnamon Cain (00:54:58)
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” Natalie Cole, Coco Chanel (01:00:10)
“Get Outta Town” Lena Horn, Dragzilla (01:04:20)
“If My Friends Could See Me Now” Gwen Verdon, Miss B Have (01:07:05)
“Does He Love You?” Reba McEntire ft. Linda Davis, Pandora Box (01:10:56)
Mix “Bedtime Story” “Burning Up” Madonna, “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer, Fefe D’Opulence (01:37:20)
“End of the Road Medley” Glady Knight, Vanna (01:43:40)

This VHS tape appears identical to the VHS tape donated by Larritta Not So Young.

Date

1995

Contributor

Dame Fefe Damiana D'Opulence (donor)

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC 3.0 US)
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Format

MPEG (M4V)

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Spatial Coverage

Pegasus (818 Liberty)

Citation

“Miss Pittsburgh 1995,” PQHP Online Archives, accessed July 21, 2024, http://www.pittsburghqueerhistory.com/omeka/items/show/2659.

Geolocation

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