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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.
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.
Big night out at the Colony Club
Two unidentified female impersonators posing side by side for a photo against the tile wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; the one on the right is wearing a short, ill-fitting yellow-gold calico dress with a large white cardigan, white gloves, pink shirt with black ribbon and a blue wig; the one on the left is wearing a dark green and black evening gown with large costume jewelry earrings, white gloves, white shoes, white purse, and brown fur (or faux fur) stole; both are facing the camera., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bikini in November
Female impersonator, possibly Bobby Green, posing in front of the tiled wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a leopard print bikini (with the bottom part put on over a pair of very short black shorts) with matching fingerless gloves, textured black nylons, and black boots; she has one hand in her hair and the other on her hip., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Black and white
Unidentified pair of female impersonators standing together for a photo outside the tiled wall of the Colony Club in Kansas City; the woman on the left has on a sleeveless white dress and his holding a drink in her hand; the woman on the right is wearing a black dress with black nylons and is holding a black clutch; both of their bodies are turned slightly to the right and their heads are turned to the front to look at the camera., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Black and white again
Unidentified pair of female impersonators standing together for a photo outside the tiled wall of the Colony Club in Kansas City; the woman on the right has on a sleeveless white dress and his holding a drink in her hand; the woman on the left is wearing a black dress, no nylons, and is holding a black clutch; both of their bodies are turned slightly to the left and their heads are turned to the front to look at the camera., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Black dress and white gloves
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she has a blonde wig, full length black evening dress, black purse, and with evening gloves., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Black feather boa and hat
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a full length, sleeveless, black dress with black feather boa and matching hat; body to the left and head turned to look forward., October 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Black polka dots and pink fishnets
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a short white dress with black polka dots and pink fishnets stockings as well as white shoes and a black jacket; facing forwards., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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 wig, blue dress, and black evening gloves; 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.
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.
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 at the Colony Club
Unidentified man posing with unidentified female impersonator in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; standing back to front with his arms around her waist; he's wearing a light brown jacket and black pants; she's wearing a black dress with black feather boa and matching hat; both are turned to the left with their heads turned to the front to face the camera., October 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Couple posing for a photo outside the Colony Club
Unidentified couple (a man and a woman or female impersonator) posing for a photo in front of a tiled wall in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; the man is wearing a blue dinner jacket and black pants; the woman is smoking and has a beehive hairdo and boots, black pants, and sleeveless floral patterned shirt; other patrons can be seen beyond them around the entrance., November 1964, 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 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.
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.
Dressed to the nines
Jamie Fouts and female impersonator posing outside the tiled wall of the Colony Club in Kansas City; Jamie is wearing a dark suit and black tie and she is wearing a full length black evening gown with long white opera gloves, blonde wig and holding a beaded clutch with matching shoes; standing arm in arm; he is facing the camera, she is looking toward the right., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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