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  1. 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.
  2. Ray Bourbon arrested

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 4, 1955
    Topics: Arrests, Drunk driving, Female impersonators, Law, Night life, Police stations
    Subject: Ray Bourbon
    Description: Ray Bourbon, the veteran female impersonator now appearing at a Hollywood nightclub, was arrested on a drunk driving charge on March 4, 1955. Here he acts coy for the press in the Wilshire Police S...
  3. Posed as girls

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator: Ballew, Howard
    Date: Nov. 7, 1944
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressers, Police stations
    Subject: August Coy, Irene Paston, James Barlow, Jeri Ryan
    Description: James Barlow, left, also known as Jeri Ryan, and August Coy, also known as Irene Paston, at the city hall police station after they were caught making love to two men in a parked car at 12th Street...
  4. Posed as girls

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator: Ballew, Howard
    Date: Nov. 7, 1944
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressers, Police stations
    Subject: August Coy, Irene Paston, James Barlow, Jeri Ryan
    Description: Photograph caption dated November 27, 1944 reads, "Nab 2 men dressed in women's clothes. James Barlow, left, and August Coy. Their feminine attire failed to fool the police." Officers found Barlow ...
  5. Posed as a girl

    Collection: Miscellaneous Photographs
    Institution: Los Angeles Public Library
    Creator: Ballwe, Howard
    Date: Nov. 7, 1944
    Topics: Arrests, Crossdressers, Police stations
    Subject: C.L. Knapp, James Barlow, Jeri Ryan
    Description: James Barlow, left, also known as Jeri Ryan, being fingerprinted by C. L. Knapp at city hall police station after he was caught making love to a man in a parked car at 12th Street and Central Avenu...
  6. 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...
  7. 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