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At a Christmas buffet
Three unidentified men, two with plates, at a Christmas buffet table looking over the food; other people are seen standing and seated behind them at an unidentified venue., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bad lighting and a short skirt
Two unidentified African American female impersonators posing in bad lighting at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; the one on the right is wearing a blonde wig and the one on the left is wearing a very short metallic pink dress and is cocking one leg and has one hand to her hair., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bob ("Hole") Bobby Green, Horace Holmes and friend
Seated at a table with white tablecloth at an unidentified venue in Kansas City are (from left) Bob "Hole", Bobby Green (likely), an unidentified man, and Horace Holmes, laughing with his hand raised; all are smiling and there are beer bottles and ashtrays on the table., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., "Hole" and Holmes were partners.
By the jukebox
Unidentified female impersonator being held as if dancing by an unidentified man in black while standing near the jukebox at the Forrest Ballroom in Kansas City; she is wearing a blonde wig and short striped shorts with nylons that have a hole in them on her calf; beside the couple are a couple of folding chairs with bottles and other trash on the floor; she is looking at the camera and he is looking down at her face., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Candid moment around the tables at the Forest Ballroom
Group of at least six people, including four female impersonators, largely unidentified except for "Dr. Garcia" on the far left in a green checked jacket and holding a cigarette and Helen Frazier in a blue pants and dress coat, a bow in her red hair, facing Dr. Garcia. All are seated around two tables talking, smoking, and drinking; none looking directly at the camera., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Caveman at the Forest Ballroom
Unidentified person in a caveman costume (long black wig, fake fangs, leopard skin outfit) menacing the camera with two hands in the air by his head with one hand holding a drink in a paper cup; on his left is a Gary Phalen in a green sweater and drink in a paper cup looking on and on his right is Joe Lombardo in glasses and a suit and tie smiling; likely at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City., October 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Conversation at the Forest Ballroom
Two unidentified female impersonators holding Styrofoam cups and talking at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; the person on the right is seated and wearing a gold dress with black trim with matching high heel shoes and the other woman is standing in front of her wearing a black dress with her left hand lightly touching the seated woman's leg; she also has a tattoo on her forearm., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Couple at a table at the Forest Ballroom
Unidentified couple (a man and a female impersonator) seated at a table at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; the man on the right in an orange sweater has his arm around the waist of the female impersonator who is wearing a black dress, white fur (or faux fur) stole; bottles of alcohol, an ashtray, and a pair of evening gloves are on the table in front of them; both are looking directly at the camera., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Couple in Native American costumes at the Forest Ballroom
Two unidentified people at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City dressed in male and female Native American costumes, the woman on the right, man on the left; they are holding hands and facing the camera., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Couple in costumes at the Forest Ballroom
Two unidentified men arm in arm in costumes at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; the man on the left is dressed as a mime; the man on the left has on a red sweater and clown face make-up; other patrons not in costume are seen sitting nearby., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Couple with drinks posing for a photo
Two unidentified women arm in arm posing for a photo in front of the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; the blond woman on the right is dressed as a man and holding a bottle of beer (or other alcohol) as well as a plastic bag under her arm and the dark haired woman on the right has a large black purse and is wearing black and white checked pants and holding a plastic cup., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Crowd around a table
Crowd of unidentified men and women around a long table with white tablecloth at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; the woman on the far left is wearing a blue plaid shirt, white bow, and white cowboy hat; another woman (fourth from the left) is wearing a men's suit and tie; the man next to her is sitting on the table and leaning back on one elbow; the man on the far right has on a black shirt, long black wig and beaded necklaces., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dancing
Man dancing with a female impersonator at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; he's wearing black pants, jacket, and white turtleneck; she's wearing a light yellow dress; both are turned to look at the camera; lighting has caused them to appear purple in the photo., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dancing at the Colony Club
Two unidentified female impersonators dancing near the tables at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; both are wearing short dresses in shades of pink, purple and/or peach; one is African American and has her back to the camera., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dancing at the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator seen from behind while dancing at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; she is wearing a white blouse with black polka dots; bad lighting makes much more detail difficult to see., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dancing at the Colony Club
Unidentified man in slacks, white shirt, and tie with his back mostly to the camera dancing with an unidentified female impersonator in a short black dress and blouse (facing the camera); likely at the Colony Club in Kansas City; other patrons can be seen around them., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dancing at the Forest Ballroom
Three unidentified couples slow dancing at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; the couple on the right are two women, one a King dressed in a red long sleeved shirt with slicked back blond hair; the middle couple are two men, one being "Dr. Garcia" and the other an unidentified female impersonator in a sleeveless black dress; the couple on the left are two women (or possible a woman and a female impersonator); a fourth couple, largely unseen, can be made out on the far right of the photo., December 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dancing in a purple dress
Unidentified man in white pants dancing with an unidentified female impersonator in a short purple dress and white go-go boots; at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dancing trio at the Colony Club
Three dancers (one man, one woman, one female impersonator) at the Colony Club in Kansas City; the female impersonator has on a tiara, matching necklace, and a blue dress with black evening gloves; the man has a dark shirt with red vest and the woman is wearing a simple black sleeveless dress., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dr. Garcia and friend
"Dr. Garcia", wearing a green check shirt and blue jeans, standing with his arm around the waist of an unidentified female impersonator by the stage at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; she is wearing a full length, sleeveless, black dress with red high heel shoes; on the stage part of a sign for the band "Kings of Rythm [sic]" can be seen., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Drag show at the Forest Ballroom
Two unidentified female impersonators on the dance floor of the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; the one in red is on her knees and the one in the black dress is squatting down in front of her., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Female impersonator in fur stole
Female impersonator, Patrick C. Byrne, at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City wearing a black dress with a white fur stole posing for a photo; facing the camera., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Female impersonator with a sequined blue dress
Unidentified, tall female impersonator at an unknown venue (likely the Colony Club in Kansas City though) wearing a blue sequined dress with white feather-boa like trim and long white opera gloves; facing the camera; other patrons are seen behind her., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Friends together
Unidentified African-American female impersonator posing for a photo with an unidentified white man at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; she is wearing a gold shirt and straw hat, smiling, and leaning back into the man wearing a blue shirt and a pin reading "I love everybody"., October 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Green dress and a Schlitz
Unidentified female impersonator with a full length green evening dress she's holding up part of with one hand and holding a can of Schlitz beer in the other; standing in front of a wall of overlapping slats at the Colony Club in Kansas City., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
In costume at the Forest Club
Two unidentified female impersonators in black costumes (one a cat woman with a cigarette in hand and the other wearing a dress, black cape and some sort of black hat); posed to the left with heads turned forward to the camera against a pink wall at the Forest Club in Kansas City; poster advertising a Thanksgiving dance by "Cassie Martinez' Latin-American Band" is on the wall on the right., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
In front of the stage at the Forest Ballroom
Three unidentified participants competing in a drag ball, with the emcee and the Kings of Rythm [sic] on the bandstand; the person in front of the stage is wearing a black dress and offstage behind her are two others, one wearing a red housecoat and the other a red two-piece showgirl like costume; a large jukebox is also seen; at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Joe Lombardo and patron at the Forest Ballroom
Joe Lombardo in white shirt, red tie, and apron standing with his arm around an unidentified female impersonator patron seated on a bar stool wearing a green checked dress, red haired wig and black pumps while smoking a cigarette; both are smiling and facing the camera; at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City., October 1962, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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