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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Elegance at the Colony Club
Unidentified, older, female impersonator in a black dress with white shawl, clutch purse and jewelry posing for a photo in front the tiled wall at the Colony Club in Kansas City., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Elegance in white
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a full length white dress with a white floral pattern on the skirt and white satin for the top, long evening gloves, and has a matching white stain wrap and is holding a gold colored clutch; facing the camera., November 1966, 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.
Lady in red and pink
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's facing the camera and wearing a full length red dress with a pink sort of poncho or large stole with cream colored gloves and matching clutch and red shoes., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Little black dress
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's facing the camera and is wearing a short black sleeveless dress and holding a matching black purse., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Looking fabulous at the Colony Club
Two unidentified female impersonators posing for a photo together by the tile wall out side the Colony Club in Kansas City; the one on the left is wearing a black dress and holding a black clutch and the other is wearing a stunning blue and gold full length evening dress with matching blue gloves and a platinum blonde wig; both are turned toward each other with the woman on the left looking at the camera and laughing and the one on the right looking a bit over her shoulder to the right., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
On the stairs at the Forest Ballroom
Unidentified female impersonator posing at the top of a set of stairs with one hand behind her head at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; she is wearing a knee-length black or dark blue dress, light blue high heels and holding a white clutch purse., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Outside the Colony Club
Two unidentified female impersonators posing together for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; the woman on the right is wearing a sleeveless black dress with gold high heeled shoes and is standing with one hand on her hip and facing the front; the other woman is also facing front and wearing a lovely blue patterned, sleeveless dress and holding a white purse., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Over the shoulder
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of a wall of overlapping slats at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; she's wearing a black wig and short white dress and holding a black purse; she's facing away from the camera and her head is turned over her shoulder to look back, demurely, at the camera., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Short red skirt
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a short red skirt, black stockings, and a lacey black top and holding a black purse; turned a little to the right and smiling., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Short skirt at the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator in a black top with short black skirt, and black gloves posing for a photo outside the tiled wall of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's holding something, possibly a black clutch, in her hand and is facing and looking slightly to the right., November 1965, 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.
Three female impersonators at the Forest Ballroom
Three unidentified female impersonators standing side by side posing for a photo at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; the person on the right is wearing a short black lace skirt or shorts and bright red blouse and jacket with matching hair bow; the middle one is dressed in a simple black dress, chain belt, and nylons; the one on the left has on a light pink skirt, blue high heels and a grey and black striped wrap around her shoulders and is carrying a black purse., December 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Three posing for a photo
Three unidentified female impersonators posing together for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; the one on the right is wearing black stockings, top, and gloves with a tiara in her wig; the one in the center has on a short green dress with lacey matching jacket and is standing with one leg forward and her around the woman on the left who is wearing a blue brocade dress and holding a white purse and leaning away from the woman in the center., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
White calico
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a white and brown calico dress, white feather boa, white shoes, and carrying a white clutch; facing to the left with head turned forward to the camera., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
White fur stole
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's facing forward to the camera and wearing a black and white dress, long white evening gloves, white fur (or faux fur) stole and holding a silver clutch., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.