African American female impersonator
Unidentified African American female impersonator standing in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a light blue skirt with dark blue blouse with a white jacket that's open and off of one shoulder; she's facing front and smiling with a cigarette in one hand., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Black and white
Group of four men seated at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; three are unidentified and the man on the far left is likely Harold Miller; one man is taking a drag on his cigarette and all are wearing black and white clothes., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Casual wear at the Forest Ballroom
Two unidentified people posing against a wall at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; a man wearing a dark jack, white shirt and no tie with his arm around a female impersonator with a blonde wig wearing a white turtleneck and red sweater and holding a cigarette; both are looking at the camera., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Cigarette and fur stole
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo at the Forest Ballroom (likely) in Kansas City near a light fixture in the wall; she's facing the camera and wearing a full length black dress and fur (or faux fur) stole and holding a black clutch purse and a cigarette., March 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Couple at a table at the Colony Club
Two unidentified men seated together posing for a photo at a table with white tablecloth at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; there's a bottle of Charnoff vodka on the table as well as glasses and a pack of cigarettes; the man on the right is not smiling and is wearing a black jacket over a white or cream colored sweater; the man on the left has one elbow on the table with his hand by his face., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dr. Garcia and Helen Frazier in front of the stage
"Dr. Garcia", wearing a green check shirt and blue jeans with a cigarette in one hand standing arm in arm for a photo with female impersonator Helen Frazier in front of the stage at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; Helen is wearing a blue tinted wig with matching light blue dress and heels with long black evening gloves; behind them can be seen members of the band "Kings of Rythm [sic]"., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Golden at the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator flamboyantly posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a gold colored, full length evening gown with green cloth belt, black feather boa, gold clutch, opera gloves, and holding a long cigarette; her body's facing left with her head turned to the front to face the camera with a serious expression on her face., October 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Golden at the Colony Club
Unidentified man and female impersonator in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; he's behind her with a cigarette in his hand and wearing glass, a satiny red jacket with ruffled shirt and black tie; she's wearing a gold colored, full length evening gown with green cloth belt, black feather boa, opera gloves, and holding a long cigarette holder while laughing., October 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
In a quiet corner
Unidentified man and female impersonator sitting in the corner of the Forest Ballroom (likely) in Kansas City; the man is in a suit and the woman is in a white blouse, black gloves and holding a cigarette; both are looking slightly to the left., October 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
John Tuccillo with some of his performers from the Jewel Box Lounge
Four unidentified female impersonators with "Sugar Daddy" (possibly John Tuccillo, owner of the Jewel Box Lounge) posing for a photo in front of the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; Sugar Daddy has a cigarette in one hand and is wearing a black jacket with red turtleneck underneath; the ladies are in dresses of (from right to left) red, gold, green (possibly Terry Lee), and blue (possibly Billy Carrol); the one in red is also holding a cigarette., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Looking fierce at the Colony Club
Three unidentified female impersonators in a row posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; the first one is in a flowing green and silver dress and is turned to the left with head turned to face the camera; the center woman has a black shorts or a skirt and black hose with a mostly open top and black lacey bra and is wearing a tiara with looking at the woman to the right; the end woman is in a stunning blue brocade, full length, dress with a cigarette in one hand by her hip; she is looking at the camera., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Navy colored dress at the Colony Club
Unidentified female imposter with a cigarette in her hand posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a navy dress and white blouse; her body is facing a bit to the left and her head is turned forward to face the camera., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Relaxing at the Forest Ballroom
Two unidentified female impersonators sitting at a table with their backs to the wall and having a beer and a smoke at the Forest Ballroom (likely) in Kansas City; the one on the right is wearing a light pink dress and blond wig while the one on the left is wearing a light blue (or white? or light green? hard to tell with lighting) dress or blouse and has a cigarette in one hand; there's a half glass of beer in front of them., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Smoking at a table
Three unidentified female impersonators seated at a table with a white tablecloth smoking and drinking at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; the first woman is holding a cigarette and is smiling and looking at the camera; the woman next to her has an arm around her is is smiling widely at the camera as well; the third woman in a blue dress in looking away from the table and camera; drinks, two clutches and a full ashtray are on the table., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Terri Lynn at the Colony Club
"Terri Lynne" (Gary Hardy) posing in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; from the right an unidentified person (possibly a male impersonator) in a blue plaid shirt with cigarette is seen walking into the picture; Terri is wearing a multicolor, horizontal striped short dress with black fishnet stockings and a black jacket and is looking to the left., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.