Joe Lombardo and four female impersonators
Joe Lombardo in a tie and white apron around his waist standing to the far left of the photo and looking on at four unidentified female impersonators pose in a row for a photo in front of the Colony Club in Kansas City; behind them in the window a neon sign for Schlitz beer is hanging; the ladies are wearing dress of (r to l) teal, black, lavender, and black with a white jacket., 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 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.
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.