Beauty pageants were all the rage in the sixties. My mother never missed one and thus I ended up catching quite a few myself. The biggest was the Miss America contest. '66 saw the very first time that pageant was aired in color--except for those of us who still had black and white TV's. The 1966 Miss America was one Deborah Bryant--ironically the same name as my childhood "girlfriend" whom I would meet the following year.