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  1. 82 Club Program (1965)

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Russell, Kitt
    Date: 1965
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: 82 Club, Agnes Moorehead, Bette, Bobbie Du Barrie, Brandy Alexander, Ceylon, Chris Ames, Ella-Funt, Gene Avery, George Roth, Hans Crystal, Jackie Maye, Jamie Power, Jan Richards, Johnny Marsh, Johnny Romero, Johnny Rose, Kim August, Lee Loren, Mark Destin, Marlene, Melvin Evans, Miss Simma Down, Phil Cross, Rob Vernon, Robin Sanchell, Ronnie Colbert, Rubay, Sandy Rogers, Teri Noel, Vickie Lynn, Vinnie Summers
  2. 88 IFGE Convention Previews

     
    Collection: International Foundation for Gender Education Publications and Documents
    Institution: Joseph A. Labadie Collection, University of Michigan
    Creator: International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE)
    Date: Feb. 9, 1988
    Topics: BDSM, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators, Hormones, LGBTQ+ partners, Religions, Transgender people, Transsexual people
    Subject: Alison Laing, Brenda Atwater, Coming Together, Working Together Convention, Diane Dixon, Educational Transvestite Chapter (ETVC), Ginny Knuth, Gloria Peters, Heather Pearson, International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Jan Rupard, JoAnn Roberts, Kim Hellman, Linda McKim, Marilyn Frank, Mary Elizabeth, Maureen Taylor, Merissa Sherrill Lynn, Olivia Jensen, Outreach Institute of Gender Studies (OIGS), Richard F. Docter, San Francisco Convention, Tara Tenille, Transvestites and Transsexuals: A Socio-Cognitive View, Veronica Brown, Virginia Prince, Yvonne Cooke
  3. A Close Up of a Seated Performer

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A performer wearing a two-piece dress and matching hat poses sitting for a photograph. This may be a photograph of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  4. A Curious Evening with Kenneth Marlow (January 17, 1971)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1971
    Topics: Comedy, Crossdressing, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Musicals, Writers
    Subject: Kenneth Marlow, Mr. Madam
    Description: Object has "which have nothing to do with my act!" in blue ink, which we think to be written by Kenneth Marlow.
  5. A Female Impersonator: Man Disguised in Woman's Apparel Arrested at Austin

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 13, 1901
    Topics: Appearance, Arrests, Clothing, Female impersonators, Police, Social norms, Taboos
    Subject: Edgar Edwards
  6. A Female Impersonator Who Likes Being a Man

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Klemesrud, Judy
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Clothing, Cosmetics, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Masculinities, Night life
    Subject: Lynne Carter
  7. A man in drag, poses wearing delicate attire; curled up on a piece of furniture. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1919?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photographs of military, naval, and prisoner-of-war camp drag.
  8. A man in drag, wearing a kimono; posing from behind a screen. Photographic postcard, 1906.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 1, 1906
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
  9. A Performer Sits in a Chair for a Photograph

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A performer in the show, "Look At Us Now", sits in a chair posing in a two-piece dress. This photograph may be of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  10. A Plea for the Transvestite

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Independent Voices
    Creator: Wallace, Phyl
    Date: Apr. 1, 1961
    Topics: Female impersonators, Homosexuality, LGBTQ+ night life, LGBTQ+ obituaries, Transvestites
    Subject: Jay Brennan
  11. A sailor holds hands with a man in elaborate drag. Photographic postcard, 191-.

     
    Collection: James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
    Institution: Wellcome Library
    Creator:
    Date: 1910 to 1999?
    Topics: Female impersonators
    Description: A naval officer holds hand with a man in an exotic dancer's costume. Location unidentified.
  12. A Seated Performer Poses for a Photograph

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A performer poses seated in a chair wearing a two piece dress and matching hat. This may be a photograph of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  13. A Seated Performer Poses for a Photograph

     
    Collection: Military
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator: Sanford, Pat, Cross, Dan
    Date: circa 1942 to circa 1945
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Military, Musicals, Photographs, Plays, Soldiers
    Subject: Look At Us Now
    Description: A seated performer poses in a two-piece dress. This may be a photograph of Private First Class Samuel Cohen.
  14. Abraham “Chico” Sanchez

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators, Gay community, HIV/AIDS
    Subject: Abraham "Chico" Sanchez, AVES, Chablis La Blanc, Littlemore Family of Austin, Miss Cousins, RSICSS
    Description: An obituary for Abraham "Chico" Sanchez, a "female impersonator and philanthropist."
  15. Actors (female impersonator on left) at San Quentin State Prison, Marin County, California, circa 1915

     
    Collection: Prison Photographs
    Institution: Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1915
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Prisoners, Prisons
    Description: Actors (a female impersonator on left) pose for a portrait at San Quentin State Prison, circa 1915. San Quentin State Prison opened in 1852, making it California’s oldest prison. Inmate labor built...
  16. Akihiro Miwa Deluxe Album Cover (1968)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1968
    Topics: Actors, Composers, Drag, Female impersonators, Japanese, Musicians, Singers
    Subject: Akihiro Maruyama, Akihiro Miwa, Deluxe (Album)
  17. Akihiro Miwa Deluxe Album, Inside Cover (1968)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: 1968
    Topics: Composers, Drag, Female impersonators, Japanese, Singers
    Subject: Akihiro Maruyama, Akihiro Miwa, Deluxe (Album)
  18. Akihiro Miwa in Advertising Still from "Black Lizard" (1968)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Fukasaku, Kinji
    Date: circa 1968
    Topics: Actors, Drag, Female impersonators, Female impersonators in motion pictures, Film, Japanese
    Subject: Akihiro Maruyama, Akihiro Miwa, Black Lizard, Kuro Tokage
    Description: "Black Lizard" (1968) is the English name for Japanese film "Kuro tokage" (1968). A synopsis of the film from its IMDB page reads: "Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief...
  19. Akihiro Miwa Riding in Her Rolls Royce in Tokyo Nightclub District (1980)

     
    Collection: Transas City Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Burri, Rene
    Date: 1980
    Topics: Actors, Drag, Female impersonators, Japanese
    Subject: Akihiro Miwa
  20. All the World Loves A Lover

     
    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Smith, Robert B., Gilbert, Jean
    Date: 1911
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Musical theatre
    Subject: A.H. Woods, Julian Eltinge
  21. America's Most Unusual Night Club Finocchio's

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Finocchio, Marjorie, Finocchio, Joseph
    Date: circa 1950
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Del Le Roy, Frank Doran, Freddie Renault, Jackie Maye, John Lonas, Johnny Mangum, Karyl Norman, Li-Kar, Milton La Maire, Niles Marsh, Ray Francis
  22. Amusement Notes

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 30, 1907
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ actors, LGBTQ+ musicians, LGBTQ+ theatre, Performance art
    Subject: Gibson Girl, Julian Eltinge, Maxine Elliott, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
    Description: A clipping from "The Brooklyn Daily Eagle" titled: "Amusement Notes," detailing Julian Eltinge's acting experience. This item was contributed to the DTA by Hugh Ryan.
  23. Amusements

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: Digital Transgender Archive
    Creator:
    Date: May 12, 1875
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Performing arts, Physical characteristics, Role behaviour
    Subject: Ernest Byne, Swiss Bell Ringers
    Description: The Daily Gazette (Wilmington, DE)
  24. Amusements at the Torch Club

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 18, 1936
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: Billy Beryl, Danny Brown, Jean Harlow, Torch Club
  25. An All-Male Review at the Paddock

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1969
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: The Paddock International, Vives Les Boys
  26. An Evening in Copenhagen with Rae Bourbon (UTC 1)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators, Gender expression, LGBTQ+ theatre, Performance art
    Description: Two page program with writing " 'A bit of old San Francisco' best wishes" on the left, a photo of a person in a dress, with words underneath: "José, Nightingale Montgomery Street."
  27. An Evening of Pure "Charles Pierce" Craziness

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Independent Voices
    Creator: Madellani, Leonardo
    Date: Apr. 22, 1977 to Apr. 28, 1977
    Topics: Clubs, Female impersonators, Humour
    Subject: Bette Davis, Charles Pierce, Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Mae West
  28. an intimate view of grand opera as seen by Ray Bourbon: ONE ON THE AISLE (UTC 6)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators, Gender expression, LGBTQ+ theatre, Performance art
    Subject: Rae Bourbon, Ray Bourbon
    Description: Album vinyl cover (front and back) of Ray Bourbon's album "One On The Aisle" Includes several images of Rae in different costumes
  29. Anchor Nite Club Presents "A Cruise Around The World"

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 14, 1937
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Musical theatre, Night life
    Subject: Flo Arden, George Hayes, Gypsy Rose Lee, Jackie Starr, Kate Smith, Marjorie Jayne, Paul Russell
  30. Anchor Nite Club Presents Jackie Starr

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Nov. 17, 1937
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Night life
    Subject: Gypsy Rose Lee, Jackie Starr
  31. Annie Hindle Again A Husband

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (Pre 1900)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 22, 1892
    Topics: Appearance, Female impersonators, Male impersonators, Marriage
    Subject: Annie Hindle, Gilbert Sarony, Louise Spangehal
  32. Apollo. N.Y.

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Jose
    Date: Jan. 1968
    Topics: Female impersonators, Plays
    Subject: Bobby Barton, Jewel Box Revue, Kurt Mann, Paris Todd, Rubin Phillips Orch
  33. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 WAYS: cruising with Rae Bourbon (UTC 8)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators, Gender expression, LGBTQ+ musicians, LGBTQ+ theatre, Performance art
    Subject: A Girl of the Golden West, An Evening in Copenhagen, Around The World In 80 Ways, Bourbon 100-Proof, Don't Call Me Madam, Hollywood Exposé, Ladies of Burlesque, Let Me Tell You About My Operation, One On The Aisle (Claque-Claque), Rae Bourbon, You're Stepping on My Eyelashes
    Description: Front and back vinyl cover of Rae Bourbon's "Around the World in 80 Days"
  34. Arrest Actor's Wife: Jesse Harris Is Dead of Morphine Poisoning

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator: Evansville Courier & Press
    Date: Nov. 6, 1911
    Topics: Actors, Arrests, Crimes, Drugs, Female impersonators, Murders of LGBTQ+ people, Police, Theatre
    Subject: J.V. Thomas, Jesse Harris
  35. Auriema

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Female impersonators, Gender expression, LGBTQ+ musicians, LGBTQ+ theatre
    Subject: Auriema, Broadway, The Dance of Death
    Description: Advertisement of "Auriema."
  36. Autobiography of an Androgyne

     
    Collection: Rare Books
    Institution: Duke University
    Creator: Lind, Earl
    Date: 1918
    Topics: Female impersonators, Third gender
  37. Baby Doll No. 1 Female Impersonators of England Featuring Jodie-Lee-Star (December 1972)

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Gayscene, Harvey, Jean, Edwards, George
    Date: Dec. 1972
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag balls, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Barry Scott, Billy James, Jean Harvey, Jodie-Lee-Star, Keith Mills, Mr. Angel, Tony Monroe
  38. Baby Face

     
    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1926
    Topics: Female impersonators, LGBTQ+ musicians, LGBTQ+ theatre, Performance art
    Subject: Baby Face, Benny Davis, Harry Akst, Jerome H. Remick, Jerry Fragile
    Description: A cover of the sheet music "Baby Face." Arrangement by Benny Davis and Harry Akst, featuring female impersonator Jerry Fragile.
  39. Bambambamy Shore

     
    Collection: Sheet Music
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Henderson, Ray, Dixon, Mort
    Date: 1925
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressers, Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Musical theatre, Navy
    Subject: Bert Errol, Jerome H. Remick
  40. Banned Because He Was 'Too Seductive'...Can You Spot Him In This Lot?

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: Transgender Archives, University of Victoria
    Creator: Farr, David, Oakes, Peter
    Date: Feb. 3, 1969
    Topics: Acceptance, Appearance, Clothing, Cosmetics, Discrimination, Drag, Female impersonators, Gender role, Hormones, LGBTQ+ partners, Sexism, Transsexual people
    Subject: Alan Kemp
    Description: Clipping originally collected by Richard Ekins (from The University of Ulster Trans-Gender Archives/Richard Ekins collection at the Transgender Archives, University of Victoria)
  41. Bathing Beauties Revue

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1900-1949)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: May 12, 1919
    Topics: Drag, Drag queens, Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: Bothwell Browne, Dorothy Haver, Elsie B. Ware, Jane Allen, Mack Sennett, Mildred Maisson, Mollie McGowan, The Circle, Virginia Eastman
  42. Beige Room Revue Matchbox (1)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: The Beige Room
    Date: 1960s
    Topics: Drag, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Matchboxes, Pocket matchboxes, Theatre shows
    Subject: Beige Room Revue
  43. Beige Room Revue Matchbox (2)

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: The Beige Room
    Date: 1960s
    Topics: Drag, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Matchboxes, Pocket matchboxes, Theatre shows
    Subject: Beige Room Revue
  44. Bernie Brandall Photo Series

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: 1970s
    Topics: Drag, Female impersonators
    Subject: Bernie Brandall
    Description: Autographed note "Para Papito"
  45. Bette Midler with Drag Queens at Studio One

     
    Collection: ONE Archives Online Materials
    Institution: ONE Archives at the USC Libraries
    Creator: Rocco, Pat
    Date: 1978
    Topics: Celebrities, Drag queens, Drag shows, Female impersonators, Gay discotheques
    Description: Bette Midler with drag queens at Studio One. 1978.
  46. Billie Ert Obituary

     
    Collection: Newspaper and Periodical Clippings (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: The Advocate
    Date: Nov. 3, 1976
    Topics: Discos, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Same-sex marriage
    Subject: Billie Ert, Tony Molina, Vikki Carr, Vikki Karr, William Ert, William Ert Molina
  47. Birds of a Feather Featuring The World's Greatest Female Impersonators! Programme

     
    Collection: Drag Show Programs
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Raymond, Paul
    Date: Apr. 2, 1970
    Topics: Dancers, Drag, Drag queens, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Striptease
    Subject: Barry Scott, Brian Harding Madge, David Scott, Jay Montez, Kenny Day, Kim Diamond, Larry Grayson, Laurence Daury, Les Lee, Leslie Devine, Lloyd Chandica, Noel Tovey Dancers, Rickie Renne, Ron Eagleton, Terry Durham, The Mimetimers, The Superbirds, Tony Chantal
  48. Black Play Boy Presents Sir Lady Java and Rose Brothers

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: Transas City
    Creator:
    Date: Apr. 15, 1983 to Apr. 16, 1983
    Topics: Discos, Entertainers, Exotic dancers, Female impersonators, Theatre shows, Transgender people
    Subject: Black Playboy, Rose Brothers, Sir Lady Java
  49. Blue Dahlia Show Lounge Presents Our Guys Are Dolls Revue

     
    Collection: Ephemera
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator: Blue Dahlia Show Lounge
    Date: 1960s
    Topics: Drag, Entertainers, Female impersonators, Theatre shows
    Subject: Blue Dahlia Show Lounge, Kismet, Maria Montez, Paolo, Roger Williams
  50. Bob White, Lynn Carter and Unknown Perform a Scene

     
    Collection: JD Doyle Photographs (1950-2000)
    Institution: JD Doyle Archives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1960
    Topics: Crossdressing, Female impersonators, Photography, Theatre shows
    Subject: Bob White, Jewel Box Revue, Lynn Carter