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Posing for a photo
Unidentified African American man posing for a photo with his arm around the waist of an unidentified female impersonator at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; he is wearing a tan cardigan with white turtleneck; she is wearing a black dress with large earrings made with pearls (or faux pearls); both facing the camera and smiling., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Posing for a photo
Two unidentified people posing for a photo at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; the man in a black suit with white shirt is standing behind with arms around the waist of a female impersonator wearing a sleeveless blue dress and light brown wig; both looking at the camera., March 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Posing for a photo at the Forest Ballroom
Two unidentified female impersonators posing for a photo against a wall at the Forest Ballroom; both are wearing pink dresses; the taller of the two is on the right and wearing a blond wig and holding a fur (real or faux is unclear) stole and the one on the left is wearing a black wig and lifting her dress to show off her legs; standing side by side and looking at the camera; at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Posing for a photo outside the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator in a short black dress and black wig posing for a photo in front a tiled wall in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; other, unidentified, patrons are seen in the entryway., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Posing on his knee
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo with an unidentified man outside the tiled wall of the Colony Club in Kansas City; he's wearing a black suit with white shirt and black tie and is down on one knee that she's sitting on; she's wearing a blue and gold sleeveless dress, blue hose and gloves and has a platinum blonde wig on; both looking directly at the camera., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Posing with a white stole
Unidentified female impersonator posing for a photo wearing a black dress, white stole and red high heel shoes; facing the left with head turned to look at the camera; at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City., No date; likely sometime in 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Posing with female impersonators
Unidentified man with a beard posing for a photo between two female impersonators in front of the tile wall outside the Colony Club in Kansas City; the impersonator on the right is wearing pink hose, white calf length boots, and a gold dress that leaves one shoulder bare; the other impersonator is dressed as Playboy Bunny; all are facing 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.
Seated around a table
Four unidentified people seated around a table at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; two female impersonators are on the right and two men, one in a suit the other dressed casually, are on the left; two of them are seen smoking and there are cups and alcohol bottles on the table., No date; likely sometime in 1964, 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.
Showing off the LBD at the Forest Ballroom
Unidentified female impersonator in a platinum blonde wig and wearing a classic example of the "little black dress" holding a fur coat (possibly faux fur) over one arm and holding something in a brown paper bag in her other hand; posing for a photo against a pink wall at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Simple grey skirt
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 simple grey skirt and sleeves pink top with a floral pattern; she's facing the camera and has one hand extended away from the body., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Skip Arnold and three others
Female impersonator Skip Arnold standing behind a line of three shorter men with her hands on the shoulders of the center man, Claude Woods, in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; Skip is wearing an orange colored top with gold spangles, a blonde wig and large earrings; the unidentified man on the left has on grey slacks and gray jacket; Claude Woods, in the center has on black slacks, black jacket and reddish brown turtleneck and is holding a bottle of beer in his hands; the unidentified man on the left has on black pants and a grey sweater., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Skip Arnold with Lee Lackey and friends
Lee Lackey ("Bunny Legs") far left, unidentified (standing, leaning over), Skip Arnold center, and unidentified man in green seated at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; Skip is dressed as a woman with a platinum blonde wig, gold dress, and matching earrings; Skip is turned to speak to Lee and/or the person leaning over with the man on the right looking on., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Lackey and Arnold were partners.
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.
Straw hat and blue 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 wearing a blue dress with a white wrap and white shoes, and a straw hat with a matching blue ribbon around it; facing to the right., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Straw hat and gold skirt together
Two 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 a pink sweater and gold skirt and has one leg raised; the other is wearing a blue dress with white wrap and shoes with a straw hat with a matching blue ribbon around it; both are facing into each other and looking forward at the camera., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Talking and laughing at the Forest Ballroom
Unidentified people sitting around a table at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; one person has their back to the camera and is wearing white pants and talking with a woman (or female impersonator) who is looking at the camera and laughing; another person can be seen seated beyond them and there are beer bottles and cans on the table; standing behind them are a female impersonator in a pink dress and a man with his back to the camera., December 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Talking with friends at the Forest Ballroom
"Dr. Garcia" with his back to the camera seated at a table with two ladies (at least one of whom is a female impersonator); two are smoking and there are many bottles on the table at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City., No date; likely sometime in 1964, 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.
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.
Three posing for a photo
Three unidentified people (two men on either side of a woman in a red dress) posing together for a photo at an unidentified venue; the man on the left is holding a bottle of some sort of alcohol in one hand and both men are wearing suits and ties., November 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Toasting the camera
Two unidentified lesbians seated next to each other at the bar at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City making a toast to the camera person from paper cups; a can of Budweiser and a crumpled pack of cigarettes are on the bar in front of them., December 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Trio at the Colony Club
"Michelle"[?], "Terri Lynne" (Gary Hardy), and a third, unidentified, female impersonator posing for a photo in front the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; Michelle is wearing just a decorative bra, opened vest and matching bikini bottom over black fishnet stockings; Terri Lynne also has fishnets and a short dress with multicolored, horizontal stripes; the third has pink fishnets, white shores, and a white dress with black polka-dots and a black sweater., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Trio at the Forest Ballroom
Unidentified man in glasses and a white (or light grey) jacket seated to the left of two women, Joyce (center) in a black dress and strands of pearls and Georgia Belesakos (right) in a brownish-green floral patterned jacket and looking at Joyce; the man has a beer bottle in front of him and the woman drinks in glasses., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Trio at the table
Three unidentified men (center one is a female impersonator) posing for a photo while seated at a table with a white tablecloth and a bottle of Charnoff Vodka; the man on the right is in a black jacket with a white or cream colored jacket and laughing; the female impersonator in the center is in a red dress and a large wig with curly pink ribbons woven in and is smiling; the man on the left has an elbow on the table and his hand by his face and not smiling., November 1968, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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