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.
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.
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.