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Miss Universe 1929


With his nonfiction work Miss Universe 1929, the Hungarian documentarist Peter Forgacs brings to the world the affecting and emotionally resonant tale of Austrian beauty queen Lisl Goldarbeiter. This now-forgotten Viennese girl of humble origin rose through the ranks of Miss Austria 1929 (where she took first prize) and Miss Europe (where she ranked second) to eventually claim the title of Miss Universe at the first such pageant in Texas. After that, the offers poured in for Lisl, including one for a...more