here is the complete 1983 Miss America pageant on DVD !! The pageant aired in September 1983 and Vanessa Williams of New York won the 1984 title. Gary Collins was the host. The quality is excellent- feel free to ask questions. I pay for shipping.
Vanessa is one of the best-known winners. She gave up the crown in August 1984 and Suzette Charles of New Jersey assumed the title. Vanessa is currently starring in the TV series "Ugly Betty".
In this pageant some 30 or so former winners are introduced- great historical footage of how these women looked in 1983.
I have every Miss America pageant on DVD from 1957 through 2007- let me know if there are other years that interest you !