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  1. World's Most Unusual Show...

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Advertisements, Appearance, Clothing, Drag, Female impersonators, Night life
    Subject: Jewel Box Revue, Lynn Carter
  2. What a World, What a World: What is "Normal" Anyway?

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Ford, Nancy
    Date: Aug. 1994
    Topics: Clothing, Drag, Gender expression, LGBTQ+ discrimination, Transphobia
    Subject: Concerned Parents for Normal Toys, Dorothy Lamour, Dragdoll, Robert Crodent, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert, Weekly World News
    Description: An article from Dimensions' August 1994 issue discussing the creation of Dragdoll. The text looks at criticism of the toy as well as its potential positive impact.
  3. Ty Bennett on Stage in Flapper Dress

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Clothing, Drag, Performing arts
    Subject: Ty Bennett
    Description: Black-and-white photograph of performer Ty Bennett on stage with another person, both wearing flapper dresses.
  4. T.C. Jones Wearing a Fur Shawl on Stage

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clothing, Drag, Performing arts
    Subject: T.C. Jones
    Description: Photograph of female impersonator T.C. Jones posing on stage with a fur shawl.
  5. T.C. Jones Poses with a Pair of Glasses

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1958
    Topics: Clothing, Drag
    Subject: T.C. Jones
    Description: Photograph of female impersonator T.C. Jones dressed formally, posing with a pair of glasses in hand.
  6. Small Talk: Brief Encounters with the Locals

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Cuthbert, David
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Crossdressers, Drag, Talk shows
    Subject: Jimmy Callaway
  7. Show Stoppers

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Cram, Peg
    Date: Jun. 29, 1976
    Topics: Clothing, Cosmetics, Drag, Female impersonators, Night life
    Subject: Fantasy Follies, Ty Bennett
  8. Ross Hamilton in a Hat

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1900-1949)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clothing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Subject: Ross Hamilton
    Description: Ross Hamilton sits, perhaps with greenery in the background, wearing a hat, necklace, earrings, and a dress.
  9. Ross Hamilton as "Marjorie" and Others

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1900-1949)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Clothing, Drag, Female impersonators, Music groups, Tennis
    Subject: Ross Hamilton, The Dumbells
    Description: A photograph of Ross Hamilton as "Marjorie" with four others who are dressed in matching white outfits and holding tennis rackets while looking at Hamilton. Hamilton is holding the hands of the per...
  10. New Years Eve- 1st Anniversary Gala Costume Ball

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 30, 1972
    Topics: Advertisements, Clothing, Crossdressing, Drag, Drag balls, Gatherings
    Subject: Jene Chandler, John Michaels, Ty Bennett
  11. Mae West and Ray Bourbon (as Bowery Rose)

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1950
    Topics: Clothing, Drag, Female impersonators, Gender expression, LGBTQ+ musicians, LGBTQ+ theatre
    Subject: Bowery Rose, Mae West, Ray Bourbon
    Description: A photograph of Mae West and Ray Bourbon (as Bowery Rose).
  12. Lynne Carter Modeling

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clothing, Drag
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  13. Lynne Carter, Impersonator

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 14, 1985
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Death and dying, Drag, Female impersonators, HIV/AIDS, Memorials
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  14. Lynne Carter - Provincetown

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Alexson, Fred
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Clothing, Drag, Family members
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  15. Lillyn Brown

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1900-1949)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clothing, Drag, Drag kings
    Subject: Lillyn Brown
    Description: A photograph of drag king Lillyn Brown wearing a fur shawl and a pearl necklace.
  16. Julian Eltinge Postcard (3)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1918
    Topics: Advertisements, Clothing, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators, Plays
    Subject: Julian Eltinge, The Fascinating Widow
    Description: An advertising postcard for The Fascinating Widow which reads, "ELTINGE COLD CREAM makes me look like this Julian Eltinge in 'The Fascinating Widow'" above an image of Julian Eltinge in a wedding d...
  17. Julian Eltinge Postcard (1)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1915?
    Topics: Clothing, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Subject: Julian Eltinge
    Description: A postcard which reads, "Sincerely yours, Julian Eltinge" beneath an image of Eltinge in an ornate dress and feather headdress.
  18. Jimmy Callaway, the kegendary Club My-Oh-My star of stars, tells all (and then some).

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Keith, Don Lee
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Drag, Female impersonators, Femininities
    Subject: Jimmy Callaway
  19. It's Lynne Carter

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: May 18, 1972
    Topics: Advertisements, Clothing, Drag, Female impersonators, Night life
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  20. I’m A Boy!

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clothing, Costumes, Drag, Halloween, Harassment, LGBTQ+ events, Police harassment
    Subject: Black Cat Bar
    Description: This is a cardboard cut-out that was handed to patrons of The Black Cat Bar doing drag so that they could remember how to avoid arrest. On Halloween, police would arrest drag queens after midnight...
  21. Florence of Arabia brings you Bonne Noel

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Drag
  22. Female Impersonator Never Fails; Neither do his Clothes

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Christy, Marian
    Date: Mar. 15, 1971
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Cosmetics, Drag, Female impersonators, Femininities, LGBTQ+ partners, Night life
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  23. Entertainment

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 15, 1978
    Topics: Advertisements, Appearance, Clothing, Drag, Impersonation
    Subject: Lynne Carter, Marlene Dietrich
  24. Charley Foy's Supper Club, Sherman Oaks, Calif.

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 20, 1963
    Topics: Appearance, Clothing, Drag, Female impersonators, Passing (Gender)
    Subject: Lynn Carter
  25. Arthur Blake: A Pearl in a Rotten Oyster

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Bates, Aaron
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Clothing, Drag, Femininities, Night life
    Subject: Arthur Blake
  26. Arthur Blake

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1900-1949)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1941
    Topics: Clothing, Drag
    Subject: Arthur Blake, Lawrence Golden
    Description: A photograph of Arthur Blake in drag, signed by Arthur Blake in 1941. The note says "To our little checker – a [?] guy – Really Harold your [sic] so important to us – without you no pay – Thanks! (...