Miss Morgantown 1998

Original Format

VHS

Title

Miss Morgantown 1998

Description

This video contains footage of the Miss Morgantown 1998 pageant at the Class Act Bar in Morgantown West Virginia. The footage covers the talent portions of the four contestants (Alexis Olivier Miss Morgantown 1998, Erica Woods 1st Runner Up, Tasha Cane 2nd Runner Up, Charmin Elektra 3rd Runner Up), as well as several guest performers. Alexis Olivier is crowned Miss Morgantown (00:50:22), and closes the show with a performance of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” by Oleta Adams (00:53:00) The final four minutes of the tape contains footage from a future Halloween show, with Delicious Apple Blossom performing Tammy Wynette’s “Your Good Girls Are Gonna Go Bad “(00:58:50)

The following performers names are noted in the footage:
Michelle Williams
Kourtney Brown D’Opulence
Charmin Elektra
Alexis Olivier
Erica Woods
Tasha Cane
Fefe D’Opulence
Veronica Lake
Tressa Michaels
Stephanie
Delicious Apple Blossom

The following songs are performed:
(If a performers 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).

“Medley from the 1975 film Mahogany” Diana Ross, Michelle Williams, 00:00:00
“There’s a Winner In You” Patti LaBelle, Kourtney Brown D’Opulence 00:03:40
“True Colors” Cyndi Lauper, Charmin Elektra, 00:07:50
Mix “Love is a Stranger, Sweet Dreams, Missionary Man” Eurythmics, Alexis Olivier, 00:11:50
“Torch Song Trilogy Opening Monologue” Harvey Fierstein, followed by live performance of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” Rogers and Hammerstein, Erica Woods, 00:18:10
“Passionella: Oh to Be a Movie Star/Gorgeous” Barbara Harris, Tasha Cane, 00:23:50
Mix “Love is a Battlefield” Pat Bennetar, “Can You Paint with All the Colors of the Wind” Judy Kuhn, “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” Paula Cole, Fefe D’Opulence 00:29:40
“How Do I Live” LeAnn Rimes, Veronica Lake, 00:37:46
“I Have Nothing” Whitney Houston, Tressa Michaels, 00:41:44
“Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” Oleta Adams, Alexis Olivier, 00:53:00
“Your Good Girls Are Gonna Go Bad” Tammy Wynette, Delicious Apple Blossom, 00:58:50

Date

1998

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

Citation

“Miss Morgantown 1998,” PQHP Online Archives, accessed December 2, 2022, http://pittsburghqueerhistory.com/omeka/items/show/2657.
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