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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.
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.
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.
Trio camping it up outside the Colony Club
Trio of three unidentified female impersonators posing with hands on hips and at their wigs outside the tiled wall of the Colony Club in Kansas City; all are wearing above the knees skirts or dresses in dark colors., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Two men talking
Two unidentified men against a white wall facing each other at the Forest Ballroom (likely) in Kansas City; the man on the right is wearing a brown cardigan and holding a paper cup and the man on the left is wearing a blue patterned shirt and looking down at the cup., October 1967, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Two women at a buffet
Two unidentified women at a buffet table choosing food at an unknown venue in Kansas City; plates of cold cuts, deviled eggs, olives, and other buffet fare can be seen; two men are partially seen along the edges of the photo., No date; likely 1960s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
View of the busy bar
Crowd of unidentified people at the bar at the Colony Club or Arabian Nights ("The Tent") in Kansas City; three bartenders can be seen., No date; likely 1960s, 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.
Witch in a black leather jacket
Female impersonator David Schneider dressed as a witch in a platinum blonde wig, black pointed witch's hat, black leather jacket and black clothes; she's 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.

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