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[News Script: Pageant]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about the Miss Teenage America Pageant. The contest was to move from Fort Worth to Memphis, Tennesse. The move was a result of the Pageant losing its subsidy.
Date: April 20, 1973, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Child pageants]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: July 18, 1952
Duration: 20 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Line of couples at Maifest celebration in Brenham, Texas

Description: Photograph of a line of couples in pageant outfits at a Maifest celebration in Brenham, Texas. Creating a diagonal line across the image, on the left is a line of debutants in voluminous dresses, at the front is Harriet Williams wearing a dress created by Lilli Wolff and Mati Driessen. On the far right is a young man wearing a white jacket, black bowtie, and black slacks, presumably with a row of young men following behind him and also holding the arms of the young women next to them.
Date: 1958
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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[News Clip: Nude Texas]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: August 27, 1983, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 22 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Couples on float at Maifest celebration in Brenham, Texas

Description: Photograph taken from an aerial perspective showing three sets of young people riding on a rectangular float with bunting and a throne at the back. The six figures are dressed in pageant or festival attire celebrating the Brenham Maifest, the young women in voluminous debutante dresses and the young men in white jackets with black bow ties and black slacks. The young woman at the back left in the float is Harriet Williams, who is wearing a dress by Lilli Wolff and Mati Driessen. At the side of the float is a row of parade watches sitting on the ground.
Date: 1958
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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[News Clip: Miss Texas]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: July 7, 1980, 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 42 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Baby contest]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about the annual Easter Star Baby Festival held at the Lone Star Gas auditorium in Fort Worth.
Date: June 25, 1964
Duration: 1 minute
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Children's pageants]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: June 25, 1952
Duration: 1 minute 24 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch shows back view of gown with bell shaped skirt and elaborate, detailed train extending from waist. Wide, structured off the shoulder neckline trimmed to match train detail. Crown or tiara on head of model.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch illustrates full front view of gown with large, bell-shaped skirt. Skirt depicts two possible designs of skirt below floral top tier at hips. Medici style collar and bust line of bodice in floral design matching top tier of skirt. Tiara or crown on head of model. Handwritten note on left: "all cut out work". Outline sketch to right of gown illustration depicts A-line form.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch illustrates full front and back views of gown with side panels of applied large floral appliques. Off the shoulder neckline of sheer fabric drapes over shoulders and gathers at center back waist. Designer's signature in blue ink at bottom left hem of front view of gown: "Lilli Wolff".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch of back view of gown with oversized bell shape skirt. Elaborate, teardrop shaped train appears to wrap around hips and is trimmed in large ruffles. Back of neckline appears to show high ruffles matching the train. Designer's handwritten notes on sketch. Tiara or crown on head of model.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch illustrates the full front view of a gown with a bell shaped skirt heavily adorned with oversized floral appliques. Fan-shaped gathers around hem; off the shoulder neckline trimmed to match skirt; cummerbund waist. Handwritten notes at bottom left corner of sketch state: "partly cut out work / and partly full flowers / made from the silk are / part on and distributed / over the entire dress. / About 7000 rhinestones and / pearls worked into the design". Vertically handwritten note to bottom right of sketch states: "silk organza / 7 - 8 stones". Designers initials, "LW", at bottom left of dress hem.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ball or pageant gown. Color sketch shows full front and back views of gown with applied lantern-shaped/inspired pouf trim. Strapless neckline forms a deep V in back. Back waist is trimmed with smaller lantern-shaped trim and trailing sheer panels. Designer's signature in blue ink at bottom left hem of front view of gown: "Lilli Wolff".
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch of full length gown with gathered, A-line skirt. Large, wide sash detail across front and back of skirt trimmed in floral detail. Off the shoulder neckline bordered in detail matching sash across skirt. Full length front and back views. Multiple handwritten notes on front and back of sketch.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown. Color sketch of front and back views of gown with A-line skirt heavily trimmed with oversized applied floral accents. Off the shoulder neckline trimmed to match skirt. Back view illustrates four leaf petal inspired panels trailing from waistline. Handwritten note at far left of sketch: "The one she didn't like / The design would swallow you up and be too heavy / We thought it was odd looking & not / airy enough. I don't think the skirt / has a pretty slope either. OK? / Return both sheets of dresses". Designer's initials, "LW", at bottom left hem of front view of dress.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ballgown

Description: Design for ballgown or wedding dress. Color sketch of full length front and back views of gown with A-line skirt. Top tier of skirt in floral design gathers at dropped waist and forms a U in back. Underskirt appears to be box pleated sheer fabric; alternative view of underskirt in bottom left corner depicts three tiers of tightly pleated fabric. Bateau neckline with cap sleeves of fabric matching top tier of skirt forms a deep V shape in back view.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Pageant Gown

Description: Design for pageant or festival gown. Color sketch of gown with oversized, bell shaped skirt with fan and bow appliques and tulle drapes connecting the fans. Scalloped gathers at hemline reveal pleated, tiered understructure. Fitted, strapless bodice designed as fan matching those on skirt with bow at natural waistline. Signed by designer, "Lilli Wolff" at bottom left hemline of gown. Back of sketch shows two outline sketches of skirt.
Date: 1950/1969
Creator: Wolff, Lilli
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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