Production number  128


Production title:  1993 Homecoming Pageant

Production date:  1993

Original format:  Betacam SP

Color and sound

Total Running time:  71 minutes


Title available as MPEG-2 and Digital Betacam.

File name:  HC1993PAG


Source:  Florida Blue Key


This tape shows the entire 1993 Homecoming Queen Pageant held at the Center for Performing Arts (now the Phillips Center).  At the beginning the twenty contestants perform a simple choreographed dance to the background music of Frank Sinatra singing “The Way You Look Tonight”.  Heather Blanco, the director, gives a very brief history of the pageant.  She mentions that Carolyn Stroupe, the first Homecoming Queen in 1953, is in the audience.  The pageant follows a format with the contestants individually appearing in sports wear and then evening wear.  After the five finalists are announced, the bonus question round takes place.  Carolyn Stroupe is introduced and she along with Tara Taylor, the 1992 Homecoming Queen, present small crowns, flowers, and cloth panels to each of the three women in the Homecoming Court.  The pageant sequence ends and the tape ends with clips from the HC Pageant at Gator Growl.  

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