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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.
Posing with G.G. Allen in drag
G.G. Allen in drag wearing a pink outfit posing for a photo with three men (two seated, one standing beside her) at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; a bottle of Grand Scot is on the table in front of them; other patrons (men and women) are seen behind them., February 1963, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Preacher and others
"Preacher" (on the right) in a red jacket with bow tie posing with a woman and a man at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; all are holding paper cups and facing the camera., No date; likely sometime in 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
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.
Red and white outside the Colony Club
Two unidentified female impersonators by the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; the one on the right has on a white dress with matching jacket and holding a pack of cigarettes at waist level; the woman on the right is wearing a red dress with a string of pearls., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Red dress and white gloves
Unidentified female impersonator in a full length red dress with white shoes and white evening gloves dancing with a man in tan pants and a brown pullover sweater at the Forest Ballroom in Kansas City., No date; likely sometime in 1965, 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.
Two men
Two unidentified men standing side by side together by a doorway at an unidentified venue in Kansas City; the taller man on the right is wearing a purple pullover sweater with black pants and the other man is wearing a black suit and pointing at the camera., February 1963, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Unidentified man and Josef Miller outside the Colony Club
An unidentified man stands closely next to Josef Miller by the tile wall outside of the Colony Club in Kansas City; both are wearing suits; Josef Miller (right), singer at the Colony Club, wears a suit with a subdued animal print and bowtie while the unidentified man (left) wears a solid black suit with necktie; both facing the camera and smiling., November 1966, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
View inside the club
View of a crowd of unidentified men and women inside an unidentified venue., No date; likely March 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
View inside the club
View of the inside of an unidentified club with several unidentified people seen near or at tables including one man with his back to the camera and wearing a dark red shirt; bottles and cups are seen on tables., March 1961, 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.

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