Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Drag Memorabilia: Club O-My and Pat Waters

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | June 21, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: crossdressing, drag show, LGBT history, trans history

Just love finding these great old images of transpeople looking proud and strong. Do any of you recall this 1950s drag club or its performers? The ladies aren't just "smart," they're gorgeous.

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Gloria, that photo is wonderful, they're gorgeous. Especially love the redhead on the far right (but ditch the fur) and the Scarsdale doctor's wife one from the left with the powder blue dress and opera gloves. I'm calling her Mrs. Sidney Taubman, president of the Mamoroneck Haddassa.

But why is the attendant is always the shortest one?

I love history quizzes. Now we're talking New Orleans in the 50's and 60's. Here's a music link for you with another shot of the ladies.

http://jukeboxmafia.blogspot.com/2008/04/jimmy-callaway-club-my-o-my_05.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Jukeboxmafia+%28Jukeboxmafia%29

OMG - Thanks for that addition, Deena.

This is a great picture. Do you have any of Butch Ellis who starred at the My-O-My for many years? I think she was also featured in the movie Cruising.

Tom Cotner | June 22, 2010 7:34 AM

That's a great photo. I lived in New Orleans from 1960 until 1969 -- some of the best years of my life. We made it a habit to take visitors out to the lakefront to what we referred to as: The Oh-My-Goodness Club. (My-O-My, of course).
Without exception, all our visitors absolutely loved the place. I wish it were still there -- would be a very good reason to visit New Orleans again. Thanks for the memory.

Chris Arthur | April 14, 2011 6:55 PM

Bill,
I will find out the names of these ladies. I'm in New Orleans these days and have a few connects regarding the history of drag here
Chris