Female Impersonators

January 29, 2024 ·

Eddie McClennon, Bobbie Laney, 1st place winner for “Best Costume” and Toni Evans posing for a photo at the 1954 Funmakers Ball. The annual event was held at the Rockland Palace in New York. This photograph is by G. Marshall Wilson and in Johnson Publishing Company Archive. Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Made possible by the Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution.

Eddie McClennon, Bobbie Laney, 1st place winner for “Best Costume” and Toni Evans posing for a photo at the 1954 Funmakers Ball. The annual event was held at the Rockland Palace in New York. This photograph is by G. Marshall Wilson and in Johnson Publishing Company Archive. Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Made possible by the Ford Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution.