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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.
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.
Cardigan and a beer
Unidentified man in white pants, black shoes, a three colored cardigan, and white turtle neck shirt holding half full (or empty) beer bottle in one hand; posing for a photo outside the tiled wall of the Colony Club in Kansas City., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Classic white shirt and tie
Unidentified male impersonator posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; he's wearing black pants and shoes with a white long sleeved shirt with turned up cuffs and a black tie; facing the front with both hands in his front pants pockets., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Conservative yet casual at the Colony Club
Unidentified man in black pants and buttoned up grey cardigan sweater with a white shirt and tie underneath leaning one hand against the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; facing slightly toward the right., November 1965, 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.
Couple posing for a photo outside the Colony Club
A couple, arm in arm, posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; the man on the right is in a suit and the woman on the left, Beth Elaine Beard, is in a full length pink dress with matching opera gloves; both facing the camera., 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.
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.
Evening gloves at the Colony Club
Two female impersonators posing for a photo against the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; both are wearing white or light pink dresses and long evening gloves; the shorter person on the right (likely Helen Frazier) has on a blue wig and black evening gloves that don't really match the outfit, but do match her shoes., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Gold 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 gold skirt and pink sweater; turned to the right with one leg lifted in the air., 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.
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.
Green dress at the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator in a green dress and matching jacket with a grey fur (or faux fur) muff collar and black high heel shoes posing for a photo in front of the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
High hair, boots, and roses at the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator in high heeled boots, a brown jacket, and carrying a bouquet of red roses posing for a photo in front of the Colony Club's tiled wall in Kansas City., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
In front of the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator in a black skirt with black and white polka-dot blouse and light brown wig posing for a photo in front of the tiled wall of the Colony Club in Kansas City., November 1964, 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.
Kiss at the Colony Club
Unidentified man kissing an unidentified female impersonator with a black feather boa blocking most of her face; she's wearing a full length gold dress; he's wearing black pants and a black jacket with white shirt; in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City., November 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.

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