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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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.

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