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.
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.
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.