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  1. Nabbed in 'maid' masquerade

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 27, 1950
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Household work, Imprisonment, Police stations
    Subject: Frank Porter, Mary Lee Porter, Queque Malpress, Rita Porter, Tisha Porter, Willie Moore
    Description: Masculine jail clothing was substituted for feminine attire worn by these three youths after they were nabbed early today. They said they had been employed as female domestic servants in fashionabl...
  2. Two men dressed in drag arrested

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: May 14, 1946
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressing, Imprisonment, Police stations
    Subject: Francis J. Socwell, Franke Goode
    Description: A couple of 'girls' who landed behind bars.
  3. Men dressed in drag

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 1, 1949
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing
    Description: Men festively dressed as women are shown during an unidentified event taking place at 3rd Street and Main in downtown Los Angeles. Photograph dated November 1, 1949.
  4. Joe Harper party, view 1

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1920
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Parties
    Description: Seven men who are dressed in drag pose together in someone's apartment for an event identified as "Joe Harper's Party."
  5. Five men dressed as women nabbed in Altadena cafe raid

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 1, 1954
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Police raids, Police stations
    Subject: Benny Zubiate, J. Noroy Bramblette, John D'Andrea, Robert W. Stewart, Tom Tuites
  6. Joe Harper party, view 2

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1920
    Topics: Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Parties
    Description: A uniformed man (center), who appears to be a police officer, poses with three men who are dressed in drag for an event identified as "Joe Harper's Party." The two men on the far right are covering...
  7. Policemen dressed as women for a stakeout

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 15, 1960
    Topics: Crossdressing, Murders, Police, Police officers, Undercover operations
    Subject: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
    Description: Members of the Los Angeles Police Department's robbery squad are shown dressed as women as part of an operation to catch a purse snatcher who murdered an elderly woman while she was on her way to c...
  8. GenderFlex Vol. IV, Issue 21 (April, May, June, 1994)

    Collection: TV Guise and GenderFlex
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Jones, Billie Jean
    Date: Apr. 1994 to Jun. 1994
    Topics: Crossdressing, Death and dying, FtMs, Gatherings, Gender, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Journalists, Letters to the editor, MtFs, Sex workers, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transitioning
    Subject: David Harrison, Harry Benjamin Standards of Care, International Conference on Transgender Law & Employment Policy (ICTLEP), International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Southern Comfort Conference
  9. Mexican American boy dressed as Carmen Miranda

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1945
    Topics: Children, Crossdressing, Halloween, Mexican American children
    Subject: Carmen Miranda, Jesse Gonzalez
    Description: Jesse Gonzalez dressed as Carmen Miranda for Halloween costume, circa 1945.
  10. Mexican American boy dressed as girl

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1945
    Topics: Children, Crossdressing, Halloween, Mexican American children
    Subject: Gilberto Perez
    Description: Gilberto Perez dressed in Halloween costume, circa 1945.
  11. Streisand impersonator protests at Academy Awards

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator: Leonard, Gary
    Date: Mar. 21, 1994
    Topics: Crossdressing, Demonstrations, Directors
    Subject: Academy Awards, Barbra Streisand
    Description: A drag-queen impersonating Barbra Streisand holds up a sign, which reads "Will work for best director Oscar" outside the Shrine Auditorium during the Academy Awards. Photo dated: March 21, 1994.
  12. John Waters at Vertigo

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator: Leonard, Gary
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clubs, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Directors, Night life
    Subject: John Waters, Malcolm Kelso, Vertigo
    Description: Photo of director, John Waters and Vertigo artistic director, Malcolm Kelso, taken inside the Vertigo nightclub.
  13. Live the Dream: California Unity

    Collection: International Foundation for Gender Education Publications and Documents
    Institution: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
    Creator: International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
    Date: 1997
    Topics: Activists, Awards, Clothing, Counseling, Crossdressing, Femininity, Gender realignment surgery, Hormones, Partners of transgender people, Police, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transsexual people, Workshops
    Subject: Alison Laing, Androgyny Support Group, Betsi Renyea, Born Free, Diablo Valley Girls (DVG), Educational TV Channel (ETVC), Eve Burchert, Linda Buten, Nancy Nangeroni, Neutral Corner, Pathfinders, Powder Puffs of Orange County (PPOC), Rainbow Gender Association, The Transgender Menace, Vern Bullough
  14. GenderFlex Vol. III, Issue 18 (August-September 1993)

    Collection: TV Guise and GenderFlex
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Jones, Billie Jean
    Date: Aug. 1993 to Sep. 1993
    Topics: Bisexuality, Coming out, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Erotica, Femininity, FtMs, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Harassment, Hormone therapy, Masculinity, Mental disorders, Mental health, MtFs, Patriarchy, Psychiatry, Racism, SM, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: American Educational Gender Information Service, Inc. (AEGIS), American Psychiatric Association (APA), Educational Transvestite Chapter (ETVC) Cotillion, Evelyn Perry, George Brown, Jessicka Reklaw, k.d. lang, Richard Green, Shoshanna Gillick
  15. GenderFlex Vol. 11, Issue 14 (Nov, Dec, Jan, 1992/1993)

    Collection: TV Guise and GenderFlex
    Institution: Louise Lawrence Transgender Archive
    Creator: Jones, Billie Jean
    Date: Jan. 1993
    Topics: Capitalism, Christianity, Crossdressing, Gender diversity, Gender identity, Gender role, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Neanderthals, Politics, Sexual identity, Stereotypes, Supply-side economics, Transgender community, Voting
    Subject: Elfrida Kitzing, Ginny Knuth, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Lost Girls