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Posed as girls

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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 and Coy making love to two men in a parked car at 12th Street and Central Avenue. At the police station, Barlow identified himself as Jeri Ryan, 23, and Coy claimed his name was Irene Paston, 21.

Item Information:

Identifier
9k41zd63m
Collection
Miscellaneous Photographs
Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Creator(s)
Ballew, Howard
Publisher
Herald Examiner
Date Created
Nov. 7, 1944
Genre
Photographs
Subject(s)
August Coy
Irene Paston
James Barlow
Jeri Ryan
Places
California > Los Angeles County > Los Angeles
Topic(s)
Arrests
Crossdressers
Police stations
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
Black and White
Language
English
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