Photograph: "Miss P at the Miss Florida Pageant" (1978)

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Title

Photograph: "Miss P at the Miss Florida Pageant" (1978)

Description

Image of Paul Wegman- Miss P performing a recreation of the 1977 Bette Midler television special for the 1978 Miss Florida Pageant. The pageant took place at Fontainebleau hotel, Miami Florida. His brother Dave Wegman comments that " I bleieve he was MC'ing, not a contestant." Rusti Fawcett Hurd was in the number as well.

Paul Michael Wegman or known as Miss P was born and raised in Rochester, New York and moved to Florida in 1960's, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre at the University of Central Florida. Although known as an entertainer for Parliament House, Wegman was also a performer at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater and adjunct professor at Valencia Community College. Over the years Paul received many awards and acknowledgements from local civic, charitable and theatrical organizations. Wegman passed away on August 24, 2004 due to complication resulting from AIDS.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Drag Album

Publisher

Unknown

Contributor

Rodriguez, Alexis

Rights

Images may be used for educational purposes only.
Image credit: Image courtesy of LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida.
For all other purposes please email: floridalgbtqmuseum@gmail.com

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Photograph

Coverage

Miami

Date Available

6/30/2020

Date Created

1978

Rights Holder

LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida

Files

img474.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Photograph: "Miss P at the Miss Florida Pageant" (1978),” LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida - Digital Archive, accessed October 6, 2022, https://floridalgbtqmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/612.

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