All in black in front of the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator enjoying a cigarette in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a mid-length black dress with brooch and holding a cigarette; behind a Budweiser sign can be seen in the window., February 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Blue floral dress in front of the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator standing in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City wearing a white dress with a large, blue, floral pattern and holding a dark blue jacket or wrap and a purse; behind her in the window a Budweiser sign is seen., November 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Blue sequins
Unidentified female impersonator inside the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; she's wearing a tight, blue sequined dress and facing the camera., No date; likely sometime in 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Glamazon (Barbara LeMay) outside the Colony Club
"Glamazon" (Barbara LeMay) standing by the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a black dress with matching wrap and holding a black purse; facing the camera with one hand on her hip., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Helen in a black dress
Cocktail waitress, Helen, in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's leaning against the wall on her right and facing the camera; wearing a sequined black dress and necklace., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Holding her gloves
Unidentified female impersonator in front of the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a pink sleeveless dress and holding a pair of long white evening gloves in her hands; standing with one hand on her hip and facing the camera., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Male impersonator at the Colony Club
Unidentified male impersonator standing by the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; he's wearing black pants and a white suit jacket with a black bow tie; body facing to the right with head turned to look at the camera., November 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Nick Pacino by the car
Nick Pacino (in drag) wearing a pink dress with white fur (or faux fur) stole and long white gloves standing next to a white car in Kansas City., March 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Nick Pacino in drag
Nick Pacino in drag wearing a tight red dress, split up the side with a pink feather boa and pink clutch; her body is facing left and her head is turned to look over to the right; unidentified venue in Kansas City., November 1960, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Performer at the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator on stage at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; she's wearing a sleeveless, backless blue evening gown and her body is facing left toward a piano while her head is turned to look out over the audience; several members' heads can be seen in front of the stage., March 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Performer at the Colony Club
Unidentified female impersonator on stage at the Colony Club (likely) in Kansas City; she's wearing a sleeveless, backless blue evening gown and her body is facing left toward a piano while her head is turned to look out over the audience with one hand held by her shoulder; several members of the audience can be seen in front of the stage including one unidentified man applauding with a cigarette in his mouth., March 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Performer at the Jewel Box Lounge
Unidentified female impersonator performing in front of a microphone at the Jewel Box Lounge in Kansas City; she's wearing a blue dress and facing the left; two members of the audience can be seen from behind., November 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Performer at the Jewel Box Lounge
Unidentified female impersonator with outstretched arms in front of a microphone on stage at the Jewel Box Lounge in Kansas City; she's wearing a black, strapless, one piece outfit; various members of the audience are seen in front including one gentleman laughing., November 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Pink dress and black gloves
Unidentified female impersonator standing by the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a solid pink sleeveless dress with matching shoes and black evening gloves and holding a fur (or faux fur) stole in her hands; facing the camera., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Pitty Pat
Lee Lackey (Likely) dressed as a Japanese woman named "Pitty-Pat" in a grey patterned kimono, make up and wig while at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City; facing the camera., February 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Partner of Skip Arnold.
Pretty in pink
Unidentified female impersonator by the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's wearing a sleeveless pink dress and holding white gloves and a white clutch; facing the camera., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Richard Reese in drag
Richard Reese in a one piece, strapless, silver showgirl-like outfit with elaborate headdress as part of her wig; she's looking to the left with one hand resting at shoulder height on a nearby cabinet; unknown venue., November 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Singing at the Jewel Box
Unidentified female impersonator singing with outspread arms in front of a microphone on stage at the Jewel Box in Kansas City; she's wearing a strapless black gown; audience members be partially seen around the stage watching., November 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Skip Arnold performing at the Jewel Box Lounge
Female impersonator Skip Arnold performing in front of a microphone at the Jewel Box Lounge in Kansas City; behind her is a piano covered in a pink drop cloth with female impersonator in a blonde wig as accompanist; the backs of three audience members' heads can be see in front; Skip is wearing a green patterned dress., November 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Skip Arnold performing at the Jewel Box Lounge
Skip Arnold singing in front of a microphone on stage at the Jewel Box Lounge in Kansas City; she's wearing a blue, floral patterned, dress with blonde wig; three unidentified men from the audience can be seen in front of the stage., November 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Sunglasses at night
Unidentified female impersonator in front of the tiled wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; she's facing forward wearing a blue dress with red feather trim and a pair of gold-rimmed sunglasses; she's holding money in one hand and a cigarette in the other., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tony Battaglia in pink at the Colony Club
Female impersonator Tony Battaglia standing outside the windows of the Colony Club in Kansas City wearing a full length pink dress, long pink evening gloves, and a tiara; facing the camera and smiling; behind her in the window a neon sign for Schlitz beer can be seen., November 1959, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Woman in purple
Unidentified woman with red hair in a purple dress at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; she's looking to the left., February 1963, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.