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The Storied History of New York's Drag Pageants

The world of New York drag queens was captured on film long before "Paris Is Burning." In 1968, a movie called "The Queen" documented the Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant. The film was a sensation in New York City; it was even shown at the Cannes Film Festival. This month "The Queen" has been revived for a short run at New York's Film Forum. Terry talks with Jack Doroshow also known as Sabrina, the organizer and mistress of ceremonies of the 1968 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant. The film's executive producer, Lewis Allen, joins the conversation.

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Other segments from the episode on April 1, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 1, 1993: Interview with Jane Goodall; Interview with Jack Doroshow and Lewis Allen; Review of Philip Roth's novel "Operation Shylock."

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