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Beauty Knows No Pain

  • Runtime: 26 min.
  • Genres: Americana, Culture & Society, Feminist Film, Gender Issues, History


The Kilgore College Rangerettes are a Texas institution, a celebrated women's drill team that's been a part of the half time entertainment at the school's football games since 1940. Gussie Nell Davis was the first director of the Rangerettes when they were formed, and she continued to guide the group until her retirement in 1979. In 1971, noted photographer Elliott Erwitt traveled to Kilgore, Texas to make a film about the Rangerettes, and Beauty Knows No Pain is a short documentary that offers a...more