Don Paulson and Skippy LaRue photograph collection, 1903-2000  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Paulson, Don
Title
Don Paulson and Skippy LaRue photograph collection
Dates
1903-2000 (inclusive)
1939-1980s (bulk)
Quantity
2.32 cubic feet (7 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
269 photographs : black and white
234 photographs : color
19 drawings
Ephemera (35 postcards, 4 posters and other material)
Collection Number
PH0673
Summary
Research materials, including photographs, postcards, and clippings of early local and national female impersonators
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

The materials form part of the Don Paulson Papers, which are described and indexed in the guide to the Don Paulson Papers .

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Don Paulson, an artist and author in the greater Seattle area, was born in Seattle in 1933. Paulson attended Auburn High School, then served for two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He lived in New York and Los Angeles for short periods but returned to Seattle in 1966 and devoted himself to painting. Paulson, a contributor to the Seattle Gay News, formed a friendship with Skippy LaRue, whose photo and clipping collection on female impersonators led Paulson to write about the topic. Specifically interested in female impersonators who performed at the Garden of Allah nightclub in Seattle, he collaborated with University of Washington communications professor Roger Simpson on the book, An Evening at the Garden of Allah: A Gay Cabaret in Seattle(Columbia University Press, 1996), for which they won the Governor's Writers Award in 1997. Paulson used the nickname "Dawn" among his friends, and he used "Whitey Boom" as an alias in connection with painting.

Paulson was a member of Black and White Men Together, a gay interracial organization committed to fostering supportive environments and overcoming racial and cultural barriers. BWMT/Seattle participated in educational, political, cultural, and social activities as a means of addressing racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, and heterosexism in the community.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Research materials, including photographs, negatives, postcards, and clippings of early local and national female impersonators, and original artwork collected for the creation of An Evening at the Garden of Allah: A Gay Cabaret in Seattle , a book co-written by Don Paulson. Related materials include publicity posters and photographs for Paulson's book readings and "Return to the Garden of Allah," a contemporary tribute to the performers celebrated in Paulson's book. Scrapbooks from two performers, Jackie Starr and Hotcha Hinton, are included. Also includes photographs, slides, and original artwork created by Paulson as a member of the Seattle chapter of Black and White Men Together (BWMT) and other gay/lesbian groups.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

For this collection, when gender is unknown, it is determined by the clothes the individual is wearing.

Inventory entries refer to photographs unless otherwise indicated.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Early Performers (Non-Garden of Allah)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1-4
Actresses of the Julian Eltinge Company
circa 1919
1/1 5
Program from the Julian Eltinge Vaudeville Review at the Metropolitan Theater
June 29, 1919
1/1 6
Seated woman and man peaking out behind curtains
White, N.Y. (photographer)
undated
1/1 7
 Promotional photograph for Bee Vester's Beef Trust Revue
AutographedBee Vester's Beef Trust Revuewas the post-War reincarnation of the 1890's actBilly Watson's Beef Trust Beauties.They were a cabaret act consisting of five hefty women. With their slogan "A thousand pounds of mirth and girth," they remained on of the most popular cabaret acts in the country for over a decade.
undated
1/1 8 1925

Jewel Box RevueReturn to Top

Created by Doc Benner and Danny Brown in 1939, the show was meant to bring back artistry to female impersonation. Although this show included Garden of Allah performers, it was not a Garden show. The Jewel Box Revue lasted for 25 years.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 9
Six women in costume
1/2 10 1946
1/2 11 1939
1/2 12
Three women and a man in Arabian Nights costume
circa 1950
1/2 13-14 1959

Modern Performers (Non-Garden of Allah)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 15
Postcard for Finocchio's House of the Fabulous Female Impersonators
circa 1980-1990
1/3 16
Postcard Advertisement for "The Temptations of Sister Windy at the Rebar, Seattle
undated
1/3 17-18
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at a street fair
circa 1990
1/3 19-21
Postcard of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Eric R. Ovrid (Photographer)
1990

Performers, Garden of Allah patrons, and early Northwest gay and lesbian community figuresReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Jack/John Anderson
Jack Anderson was a gay man and friend of Skippy LaRue. He died of AIDS.
Box/Folder item
1/4 22
Jack Anderson in Navy Uniform
Hand colored photograph
undated
1/4 23
Jack Anderson in checkered shirt
1953-1954
1/4 24
Jack Anderson in suit.
Jack Anderson's theater and film credits are written on back
1953-1954
Angel
Box/Folder item
1/5 25
Angel in a ball gown at her first show at the 82 Club, New York, NY
undated
1/5 26 undated
Nick/Mick Arthur
Nick Arthur (also referred to as Mick or Micky Arthur) was a prominent figure in the early Seattle lesbian scene. She frequently dressed in male drag and performed as a singer and emcee at the Garden of Allah. Arthur died in Seattle in May 1980.
Box/Folder item
1/6 27 1947
1/6 28
 Nick Arthur in a dress, autographed "Micky"
Photo contained in a souvenir folder from the Garden of Allah
1949
1/6 29 undated
1/6 30 undated
Fred Atwood
Box/Folder item
1/7 31 1903
Vaughn/Von Auldon
Box/Folder item
1/8 32
 Promotional photograph of Vaughn Auldon in a black dress
Romaine (Photographer)
Autographed by Auldon
1948
1/8 33
Promotional photograph of Vaughn Auldon seated in a black dress
Romaine (Photographer)
1948
1/8 34
Von Auldon in a white dress
L. Covello Photos (Photographer)
undated
Shuug Au Sing/Henry Chinn
Shuug Au Sing was the stage name for Chinese-American female impersonator Henry Chinn. Au Sing often played female roles as a member of the Luck Nigi Chinese Musical Club. In 1951 he rode as a Seafair Princess on former King County Council member Ruby Chow's float promoting her restaurant.
Box/Folder item
1/9 35 undated
1/9 36
Shuug Au Sing performing a dance with two swords
Autographed by Au Sing
undated
1/9 37 undated
Fred L. Ball
Box/Folder item
1/10 38
Fred Ball sitting at a table holding a drink
On verso: "'A last debauch in a night club or dive in Seattle. What a head!! Taken Oct. 1947' The Garden of Allah"
1947
Kenny Bee
Kenny Bee (also referred to as Kenneth Bachelor) performed as an emcee and singer at the Garden of Allah, Finocchio's in San Francisco, and other nightclubs dressed both as a male and in camp drag. Bee frequently worked and toured with female impersonator Francis Blair. He worked briefly as a film actor, including roles in some Ma and Pa Kettle movies.
Box/Folder item
1/11 39 undated
1/11 40
 Kenny Bee in "camp drag"
Autographed by Bee
undated
1/11 41
Kenny Bee sitting in a house and smoking a cigarette
1983
1/11 42-43
Kenny Bee talking into a microphone at a party
circa 1990
1/11 44
Kenny Bee holding a small dog
circa 1990
1/11 45
Kenny Bee holding up a blue-haired Troll doll
May 2, 1993
Francis Blair
Born in 1913 as Charles Schultz, Seattle native Francis Blair had a lengthy career as a female impersonator. Blair headlined at a number of nightclubs including the Garden of Allah and Finocchio's. Blair was noted for playing a variety of roles and syndicated columnist Walter Winchell dubbed him the "boy with the million-dollar legs." During the Korean War, Blair performed in drag in several USO shows. Blair danced, sang, stripped and played organ. While on vacation in San Francisco, Blair and his lover of twenty years were attacked. Blair's lover and their dog were killed. Blair escaped but was killed in a car accident in Oregon while on his way home to Seattle.
Box/Folder item
1/12 46 undated
1/12 47
Francis Blair in costume
Inscription reads "Francis Blair, all-time favorite at the Garden"
undated
Ray Bourbon
Ray Bourbon was a nationally famous comedian and female impersonator with a long and varied career. Bourbon worked in vaudeville, silent films, burlesque, and theater. He is best known for recording a large number of comedy albums includingYes! This is Ray BourbonandA Trick Ain't Always a Treat.
Box/Folder item
1/13 48
 Portrait of Ray Bourbon
Clipping on the back reads "Ray Bourbon, one of Hollywood's favorite funsters, who takes over the master of ceremonies job at the Town Ranch Tuesday night. The comedian offers "songs that are different", gags and nonsense."
August 8, 1942
1/13 49 undated
Wanda Brown
Jazz singer Wanda Brown was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1919. She had been singing in jazz clubs for several years before her arrival in Seattle in 1943. Brown emceed and sang at the Garden of Allah. She was married to jazz drummer Vernon Brown. Wanda Brown continued singing at clubs such as Patty Summers in Seattle until her death in 1995.
Box/Folder item
1/14 50 undated
1/14 51 August 1992
1/14 52
Wanda Brown with a man and a woman at her birthday party at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
1/14 53
Wanda Brown talking to a woman and two men at her birthday party at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
1/14 54
Wanda Brown with a young girl and man at her birthday party at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
1/14 55
Wanda Brown being presented with a cake at her birthday party at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
1/14 56-58
Wanda Brown performing for the crowd at her birthday party at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
1/14 59
Man playing the saxophone at the birthday party of Wanda Brown at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
1/14 60
Man and young girl at Wanda Brown's birthday party at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
1/14 61
Young girl and woman at Wanda Brown's birthday party at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
1/14 62
Woman tending a bar at Wanda Brown's birthday party at Patty Summers in Seattle, WA
August 1992
Billy Bryson
Box/Folder item
1/15 63
 Portrait of Billy Bryson in men's clothing
Van Ness Studio (Photographer)
undated
1/15 64-67
 Promotional photographs of Billy Bryson in drag
Van Ness Studio (Photographer)
Autographed by Bryson
undated
1/15 68-70
Promotional photographs of Billy Bryson in drag
Que Chin Studio (Photographer)
Autographed by Bryson
undated
Bernie Carey
Bernie Carey was born April 21, 1922. He began working as a singer at the Garden of Allah in 1946. After the Garden closed, Carey moved to Hollywood and opened a salon where he worked as a hairdresser. He died in early 1993.
Box/Folder item
1/16 71 1977
Bobby Carr
Box/Folder item
1/17 72a-b
 Portrait of Bobby Carr
Lowell (Photographer)
Autographed by Carr
undated
Claudie
Box/Folder item
1/18 73 circa 1964
Harry Dann
Box/Folder item
1/19 74 undated
Paris Delair
Paris Delair began performing as a female impersonator while still a teenager in Vancouver, British Columbia. He toured with the Jewel Box Review and was a frequent performer at the Garden of Allah.
Box/Folder item
1/20 75 undated
1/20 76
Paris Delair in a bikini
undated
1/20 77 circa 1948
1/20 78-80
Paris Delair posing in costume
3 : Scans from negatives
undated
1/20 81 undated
1/20 82 undated
Billy DeVoe
Billy DeVoe frequently emceed and performed at the Garden of Allah. He has been described as the "blonde Lana Turner" and was known for Southern accent and sexually suggestive, campy routines.
Box/Folder item
1/21 83
 Portrait of Joe Dusin, aka Billy Devoe
Van Dam Studio (Photographer)
1955
1/21 84
Billy DeVoe posing with a telephone. Promotional postcard for Andy's, Newburgh, N.Y.
1950
1/21 85 1951
1/21 86
 Promotional photograph of Billy DeVoe
Romaine (Photographer)
circa 1947
1/21 87 1950
Doc (Possibly Doc Benner)
Box/Folder item
1/22 88
 Doc
Signed "Paris, Sincere best wishes. Doc"
undated
Kim Drake
Kim Drake started as a singer at the Garden, but later became an emcee.
Box/Folder item
1/23 89 undated
Countess Estelle
Countess Estelle got her start doing drag in high school. She sang for a western band and performed regularly in USO shows in 1946 and 1947. The director of the show suggested that she go on stage in drag and book herself as a novelty act. Later in high school she began performing at amateur night at the Garden of Allah, though because she was still underage, her mother had to accompany her as a chaperone. Estelle continued to perform as a female impersonator as a hobby, including performances in various Northwest cabarets and USO shows. Estelle worked as a cook in Seattle until his death in 1995.
Box/Folder item
1/24 90 undated
1/24 91
Countess Estelle performing in ball gown
undated
1/24 92
Countess Estelle on stage with four women.
October 3, 1982
1/24 93
Countess Estelle performing in a green dress
circa 1992
1/24 94 August 2,1992
1/24 95
Countess Estelle performing with Jerry H. Rolumson on piano
August 2, 1992
1/24 96-97 undated
Gene Evol
Box/Folder item
1/25 98 undated
Dr. Pat Freeman
Pat Freeman began attending shows at the Garden of Allah as a teenager and she soon became a regular patron. Freeman transitioned from female to male sometime after the publication ofAn Evening at the Garden of Allah.Freeman is actively involved in the Northwest LGBT History project and is co-editor of the bookThe Lives of Lesbian Elders: Looking Back, Looking Forward.
Box/Folder item
1/26 99-100 1995
Jim Gerlach
Jim Gerlach began visiting the Garden of Allah as a student at the University of Washington and later performed there in amateur shows. Gerlach died in 1991.
Box/Folder item
1/27 101 1948
1/27 102 1991
Gita Gilmore
Gita Gilmore was an original member of the Jewel Box Review. Gilmore was known for his comedic routines and variety of characters. He performed throughout the country, including stints at the Garden of Allah and the Music Hall Club in Portland, Oregon.
Box/Folder item
1/28 103 1940
1/28 104
Promotional photograph of Gita Gilmore, making a comical grimace and pointing off-camera
Autographed by Gilmore
1940
1/28 105
 Promotional photograph of Gita Gilmore
Autographed by Gilmore
1950
Harold
Box/Folder item
1/29 106
 Portrait of Harold sitting backward on a chair
Inscription reads, "Harold used to sing on occasion at the Garden of Allah. He had a fair tenor voice. He committed suicide in the McKay Apts. by a gas oven."Autographed by Harold
1948
William Hoey
William Hoey was a straight actor who played Dame (comical older women) roles in vaudeville shows in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Box/Folder item
1/30 107
Promotional photograph of William Hoey, posing in drag
1 : Color photocopy
Caption on front reads "Old Hoss Wm. Hoey in the Globe Trotter Presents his New Creations"
undated
Don Holly
Box/Folder item
1/31 108
Promotional photograph of Don Holly
Moss Photo (Photographer)
undated
1/31 109
 Portrait of Don Holly
Moss Photo (Photographer)
undated
1/31 110
 Promotional photograph of Don Holly in black dress
Conner-Gedde (Photographer)
Autographed by Holly
undated
Hotcha Hinton Scrapbook
Hotcha Hinton was a regular performer at the Garden of Allah. In addition, she both performed in and produced a number of touring acts. She often performed with snakes and was known for her raunchy humor.In light of the deterioration of the scrapbook, photographs from the scrapbook have been removed, though their page order has been maintained.
Box/Folder item
3/1 111 1968
3/2 112
Promotional picture of Hotcha
Same image as item 111, though photograph is autographed and cropped.
1968
3/3 113
Hotcha performing
undated
3/4 114a 1974
3/4 114b-c
Hotcha's mother
1977
3/4 114d
Hotcha's mother "Maggie"
1980
3/4 115a
Christmas card with image of Hotcha performing, autographed
1974
3/4 115b
Hotcha performing a dance
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/4 115c
Portrait of Hotcha, autographed
undated
3/4 116a undated
3/4 116b
Hotcha with three people in lingerie
undated
3/4 117a-b
Hotcha with woman at a bar
undated
3/4 118a
Man dressed as a bullfighter, cut out of a Christmas card
undated
3/4 118b
Hotcha wearing a Confederate flag towel, with another woman in front of a lake
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/4 118c
Hotcha and woman at a party
undated
3/4 118d
Two women at a party
undated
3/4 119a
Hotcha performing
undated
3/4 119b 1980
3/4 120a
Hotcha at a party with man and two women
undated
3/4 120b
Hotcha at a party by a pile of opened gifts, holding a Polaroid and a sex toy
undated
3/4 120c
Hotcha with man and woman at a party
undated
3/4 120d
Hotcha with a man in a cowboy hat holding a guitar
undated
3/5 121
Hotcha with a red umbrella
undated
3/6 122a
Two women at a party
Same image as 118d
undated
3/6 122b
Hotcha standing in front of a large picture of Jimmy Carter
undated
3/6 122c
Woman at a bar in a New Year's tiara
undated
3/6 122d 1980
3/6 122e
Handbill advertising "Hot-Cha Hinton's Girls A Poppin of 82"
1982
3/6 123a
Hotcha standing in front of a large picture of Jimmy Carter
Same image as 122b
undated
3/6 123b
Hotcha at a party with 2 women and a pile of gifts
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/6 123c
Hotcha at a party, opening presents
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/6 124a
Nancy sitting on a bed with dog
undated
3/6 124b
Woman and two men standing in front of a motel by red car
undated
3/6 124c
Man standing by a sign for "La Carroza," in front of a painted wall
undated
3/6 124d
Hotcha with woman and man sitting at a bar
undated
3/6 124e
Woman with plants
undated
3/6 124f
Blurred image of two women and a boy sitting on a couch, opening presents
undated
3/6 124g
Hotcha performing
undated
3/6 125a
Jack Fitzhenry sitting on bed in hotel room
undated
3/6 125b
Hotcha's mother standing by statue of a horse at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL
1968
3/6 125c
Front of a house
On verso "My home, 248 Brookline Ave Daytona Beach"
1968
3/6 125d
Woman in hotel lobby
On verso "Me at hotel," the rest is illegible
undated
3/6 125e
Woman with 4 football players by sports field
On verso "Ball plays of the Mash movie"
undated
3/6 125f
Blurred photo of Hotcha
undated
3/6 126a-b
Crowd looking at experimental vehicle
undated
3/6 126c
Motorcycle and trophy
undated
3/6 126d
Rows of trophies, sign for "Custom Chopper Shop," and vans
undated
3/6 126e
People on float and crowd watching parade
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/7 127a
Woman dancing
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/7 127 b-c
Woman performing
undated
3/7 128a-b
Hotcha and woman at party
Image 128a is the same image as 118c
undated
3/7 128c
Two women at a party
Same image as 118d
undated
3/7 129a
Woman and dog on the tailgate of a pickup truck full of wood, with a gas can, chainsaw, and ax
undated
3/7 129b
4-tiered cake, topped with Barbie doll
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/7 129c
Shirtless man named Joe
1 : Polaroid
1980
3/7 129d
Business card for Robin Hood Enterprises
undated
3/7 129e
Hotcha and 3 women at a party
undated
3/7 129f
Woman performing a strip-tease
undated
3/7 130a
Man in shorts and mid-riff, sitting on couch smoking
undated
3/7 130b
Man named Luigi, squatting
June 4, 1982
3/7 130c
Two shirtless young men in white pants
undated
3/7 130d
Young women sitting at a table with a birthday cake and a book of matches
undated
3/7 130e-f
Women performing a strip-tease
130e is the Same image as 129f
undated
3/7 131a
Two shirtless young men in white pants
Same image as 130c
undated
3/7 131b
Hotcha in cowgirl outfit, performing with a tambourine
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/7 131c
Hotcha sitting at table at a party
undated
3/7 131d
4-tiered cake, topped with Barbie doll
Same image as 129b
undated
3/7 132a
Man in mid-riff tending bar
undated
3/7 132b
Hotcha sitting at a table
undated
3/7 132c
Penny Hinton in graduation cap and gown
1967
3/7 132d
Hotcha performing in silver cowgirl costume
undated
3/7 132e
Man with a moustache
undated
3/8 133a
Hotcha with a feather boa
undated
3/8 133b-c
 Christmas card with picture of Hotcha
Autographed by Hotcha
undated
3/8 134a
Hotcha with 2 women and a man at a table
undated
3/8 134b
Hotha and two women at restaurant with mariachi band
undated
3/8 134c
Family portrait featuring elderly man, a man, a woman, and two children
undated
3/8 134d
Blurred photo of woman and man at party
undated
3/8 135a-c
Scene at a flea market
undated
3/8 135d-e
Photo of painting of boats called "New Smyrna Docks"
Caption reads "To Hotcha/'New Smyrna Docks'/I painted for John Jr 1982./Love Sister Olnee"
circa 1982
3/8 135f
Painting of tiger
1982
3/8 135g
Olnee Hinton standing by red car holding painting of tiger
Painting in photo is the same image as in 58.25f. Caption reads "To Hotcha/Tiger I painted 1982/Love Sister Olnee"
1982
3/8 136a
Olnee Hinton and man named Phil
1982
3/8 136b 1982
3/8 136c
Christmas card with image of Hotcha performing with a hobby horse
Image is the Same image as 136bThe card is autographed by Hotcha Hinton
circa 1982
3/8 137a
Hotcha in front of an airport
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/8 137b
Onlee Hinton at a table
1982
3/8 137c
People in cowboy attire applauding a performance
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/8 137d
Back of person in front of a drumkit
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/8 137e
Hotcha sitting at table at a party
Same image as 131c
undated
3/8 138a
Hotcha with group of people at table
1 : Polaroid
1981
3/8 138b
Hotcha in cowgirl costume with man in a caveman costume
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/8 138c
Hotcha in cowgirl costume with man in a clown costume
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/8 138d
Back of man in front of a drumkit
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/9 139
Letter to Hotcha from Andrew Young, recently elected mayor of Atlanta
1982
3/10 140
Photocopy of article in "Tempo in the Times," titled "Hot-Cha Hinton - Last of the red-hot mamas"
1980
3/11 141
Toddler playing on the floor with 2 women
undated
3/11 142a
Hotcha with a group of people at a party
undated
3/11 142b
Hotcha performing with red tasseled umbrella
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/11 142c
Woman in gown by table of food at a party
undated
3/11 142d
Woman in a gown by table of food, holding a cake that says "Happy Birthday Pepsi"
undated
3/11 143a
Man and woman at a party
undated
3/11 143b-c
Hotcha with people at a party
undated
3/11 143d
Group at a table
undated
3/11 144a
Hotcha with man and woman
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/11 144b
Two women at a party
Same image as 118d and 122a
undated
3/11 144c undated
3/11 145a
Hotcha with group at a party
undated
3/11 145b
Hotcha with 3 women in lingerie
undated
3/11 145c
Hotcha with woman and boy in a living room
undated
3/11 146a
Hotcha at a party by a pile of opened gifts, holding a Polaroid and a sex toy
Same image as 120b
undated
3/11 146b-c
Hotcha with woman at bar
Same image as 117a-b
undated
3/11 147a
Hotcha at party with man and two women
Same image as 120a and 134a
undated
3/11 147b
Hotcha at party with man and woman
Same image as 120c
undated
3/11 147c
Hotcha with a man in a cowboy hat holding a guitar
Same image as 120d
undated
3/11 147d
Group around a kitchen table at a party
Inscription reads: "To my full of Life pal and one of my dearest friends. Love Always. Yours Margie Pargee"; photograph is ripped in half
undated
3/11 148
Hotcha sitting on a couch looking at a young woman
undated
3/12 149a
Hotcha doing a curtsey in front of a Christmas tree
undated
3/12 149b
"Now Appearing" board at the Park Hotel, with pictures of Hotcha on it
undated
3/12 149c
Marquee at the Park Hotel's Terrace Room advertising "Hotcha Hinton's Parisine Follies of 1964"
1964
3/12 149d
Hotcha and woman
undated
3/12 149e
Hotcha in pink gown with arms around a blonde woman, and man wearing sunglasses with only one lens
undated
3/12 149f
Advertisement for the New Year's Premiere of "Hotcha Hinton and her all-new 'Gals a-poppin' '74'" at the 85 Club
1974
3/12 150a
Three women in possibly Middle Eastern costume dancing
undated
3/12 150b
Christmas card with image of Hotcha holding fans
Autographed by Hotcha
1971
3/12 150c-f
Newspaper advertisements for various shows featuring Hotcha
circa 1970
3/12 151a
Olnee Hinton in a restaurant
1983
3/12 151b
Olnee Hinton, Hotcha's mother, Phil and Ron
May 11,1983
3/12 151c
Woman at a table
undated
3/12 151d
Hotcha with woman and child standing by a car
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/12 151e
Hotcha with man and woman
1 : Polaroid
This same couple is pictured in 147b
undated
3/12 152a
Advertisement for Hotcha Hinton's "Review of 1970" at the Park Hotel's Terrace Room
1971
3/12 152b
Christmas card with image of Hotcha wearing silver dress and feathered headdress
Autographed by Hinton
1971
3/12 152c
Advertisement for "Hotcha Hinton and her 'Follies of 71!' at the Bon Villa club
1 : Newspaper clipping
1971
3/13 153a
Hotcha at a party in pink dress standing behind a table full of presents
Same image as 114a
1974
3/13 153b
Newspaper clipping advertising HotCha Hinton's Birthday Party at Tex's Bon Villa Club
June 10, 1971
3/13 153c
Christmas card of Hotcha doing a curtsey in front of a Christmas tree
Same image as 149a
undated
3/14 154a
Advertisement for "Hot-Cha Hinton's Girls A Poppin of 73" at the Pussey Cat Club
1973
3/14 154b
Advertisement for the "Fall Style Show" at the Morton Moose Lounge
undated
Hotcha Hinton
Box/Folder item
3/15 155
Burlesque theater with sign advertising "Hot-Cha's Girls A Poppin'"
undated
3/15 156
Sign on "New Era Burlesk" theater, advertising "Hotcha Hinton Plus"
undated
3/15 157 undated
3/15 158 1937
3/15 159
Handbill advertising "Hot-Cha Hinton's Girls A Poppin of 73" at the Pussey Cat Club in Anchorage, AK
Same image as 154a
1973
3/15 160
Handbill advertising "Hot-Cha Hinton's A Nite in Bagdad," autographed
undated
3/15 161a-b
Promotional picture of Hotcha in costume posing
161a is dedicated to Irene & Wally, 161b is dedicated to Jackie Star
1979
3/16 162 undated
3/16 163 1974
3/16 164
Hotcha in dress and headpiece covered in feathers
Same image as 133c
undated
3/16 165
Hotcha in red and white feathered dress
Same image as 133a
undated
3/16 166
Hotcha performing with band
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/16 167
Christmas card to Jackie, featuring photo of Hotcha performing in cowgirl costume with hobby horse, autographed
Same as image 136c
1980
3/16 168
Hotcha performing in cowgirl costume with hobby horse
Same as image 136b
1982
3/16
Hotcha watching burlesque performer at the Tiger's Den, Rock Island, IL
Ewing, Jessie, Quad City Times (Photographer)
Appeared in newspaper article January 14, 1980
January 1, 1980
item
3/16 170-171
 Hotcha performing at the Tiger's Den, Rock Island, IL
Ewing, Jessie, Quad City Times (Photographer)
Appeared in newspaper article January 14, 1980
January 1, 1980
3/16 172
Newspaper article about Hotcha from the Quad-City Times
Jessie EwingJim Arpy (photographer)
January 14, 1980
3/16 173
Newspaper article about Hotcha from the UMD Statesman
Jim Arpy (Author)
October 16, 1980
3/17 174
Onlee Najar, Hotcha's sister
undated
3/17 175
Postcard to Skippy LaRue from Onlee Najar, with image of pier in Daytona Beach, FL at sunrise
On verso: "Skippy this is where Hotcha had first job before graduating from St. Paul's Catholic School! 'Pier Casino'"
undated
3/17 176
Topless woman on stage, signed to Hotcha Hinton from Miss Pistol
undated
3/17 177
Onlee Najar posing with her mother and a man
undated
3/17 178-179
Hotcha seated on a mantle with presents
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/17 180
Hotcha's mother by dining room table with food
1 : Polaroid
July 1982
3/17 181 undated
3/17 182
Hotcha, her mother and 4 other people sitting around a patio table
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/17 183-184
Hotcha and her mother seated on couches in living room
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/17 185
Hotcha and woman in kitchen
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/17 186
Hotcha with 2 women and a small dog
1 : Color photocopy
undated
3/17 187
Hotcha and group of people at a restaurant
1 : Color photocopy
undated
3/18 188
Water fountain and garden
1 : Polaroid
undated
3/18 189
Plan for "Northwest Showman's Rest" memorial stone
Don Paulson (Artist)
1 : Drawing
1989
3/18 190
Hotcha's burial site "Showman's Rest" tombstone, Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, SeaTac, WA
1993
Jackie Jackson
Box/Folder item
1/32 191 September 23, 1949
Roby Jacome
Roby Jacome was born in 1920. He worked as a maitre d' at the Garden of Allah. He "has always been a highly visible, uptown Seattle gay man."
Box/Folder item
1/33 192 undated
Bobby Jameson
Box/Folder item
1/34 193
 Promotional portrait of Bobby Jameson
Madison Geddes (Photographer)
Autographed by Jameson
undated
Jan
Box/Folder item
1/35 194-195
 Promotional photograph of Jan
Autographed by Jan
undated
Jan Janssen
Box/Folder item
1/36 196
 Portrait of Jan Janssen
Romaine (Photographer)
Autographed by Janssen
undated
Jasmine
Jasmine was a female exotic dancer. She married Robin Raye, a female impersonator and regular performer at the Garden of Allah, in 1958. The two toured the United States and Canada performing mainly in straight clubs. The two had a daughter in 1961 and stopped touring shortly afterward to run a wig and costume shop. Jasmine died in 1988.
Box/Folder item
1/37 197
 Promotional photograph of Jasmine
Harta Studio (Photographer)
circa 1963-1964
Johnnie
Box/Folder item
1/38 198-199 circa 1950
1/38 200 undated
1/38 201
Johnnie standing next to a picture of a ship
Autographed by Johnnie
undated
T.C. Jones
T.C. Jones died on September 25, 1971 at age 60
Box/Folder item
1/39 202
 Portrait of T.C. Jones
Autographed by Jones
circa 1949
Rita Kelsey
Box/Folder item
1/40 203
 Portrait of Rita Kelsey
Autographed by Kelsey
undated
Bobbie Kingville
Box/Folder item
1/41 204 undated
Ginny L.
Box/Folder item
1/42 205
 Portrait of Ginny L.
1 : Postcard
1946
Eddie LaRue
Box/Folder item
1/43 206
 Promotional photograph of Eddie LaRue
Al Hellstern (Photographer)
Autographed on the back of the photograph
circa 1938
Skippy LaRue
Skippy LaRue performed as a female impersonator at the Garden of Allah beginning in 1947. Later he toured with Hotcha Hinton and Jackie Starr.
Box/Folder item
1/44 207
Skippy LaRue in a large red dress, spread across the floor
undated
1/44 208-209 November 15, 1978
1/44 210 1991
1/44 211 1997
1/44 212
Roby Jacome, Skippy LaRue, and Daryl Beckman at the Governor's Awards
1997
1/44 213
Daryl Beckman, Roby Jacome, and Skippy LaRue at the Governor's Awards
1997
Poppy Lane
Box/Folder item
1/45 214
 Portrait of Poppy Lane
On verso: "Risque, sings very good, Poppy-Lane, 42 yrs old"
undated
Bill Larson
Box/Folder item
1/46 215
Garden patron Bill Larson in drag, reading "Whisper Magazine"
1 : Negative
undated
Lee Leonard/Liz Lyons
Born Ruben Elkins, Leonard performed as a female impersonator for decades in venues around the country, including the Garden of Allah. In the 1960s, Leonard underwent a sex change operation and continued performing as Liz Lyons. Lyons recorded the albumsLiz Lyons Up Your Ass(1975) andLiz Lyons Live! From Around the World to You(1979).
Box/Folder item
1/47 216
Promotional photograph of Lee Leonard posing between 2 columns
Maurice, Chicago (Photographer)
undated
1/47 217
 Promotional photograph of Lee Leonard leaning on a vase
Maurice, Chicago (Photographer)
Autographed by Leonard
1948
1/47 218
Lee Leonard wrapped in white furs
Autographed by Leonard
1947
1/47 219
Liz Lyons in the nude
Ricardo (Photographer)
Autographed by Lyons
undated
1/47 220
 Promotional photograph of "The Naughty Liz Lyons, Rated X"
Ricardo (Photographer)
Autographed by Lyons
undated
John Lomas
Box/Folder item
1/48 221
 Promotional photograph of John Lomas
Romaine
Autographed by Lomas
1940
Jackie Mage
Box/Folder item
1/49 222
 Promotional Photograph of Jackie Mage
Romaine (Photographer)
Autographed by Mage
circa 1940
Marion and Betty
Box/Folder item
1/50 223 undated
Tony Midnite
Female impersonator and costume designer Tony Midnite was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996. Midnite opened a costume studio in Chicago in 1953 and designed costumes for the Jewel Box Review, the 82 Club in New York City, and numerous other performers. Midnite defied the Chicago Police Department by booking female impersonator shows in the 1950s.
Box/Folder item
1/51 224
 Promotional photograph of Tony Midnite
Maurice Seymour, Chicago (Photographer)
1955
1/51 225
 Portrait of Tony Midnite
Maurice Seymour, Chicago (Photographer)
1956
1/51 226
 Chili Pepper with Tony Midnite (not in drag)
"A recent photo of Chili Pepper and I at the Baton Club here. Chili is the star there and has been there 22 years."
undated
Terri Moore
Box/Folder item
1/52 227
 Promotional Photograph of Terri Moore posing in a bikini
Van Ness Studios, Seattle (Photographer)
Autographed
undated
Peewee Nattajon/Bill Plant
Bill Plant began performing as a female impersonator at the Garden of Allah as a teenager under the name Peewee Nattajon. He was married to and had a son with a gay woman in the mid 1940s. Plant later married and had another son with a woman who was also aware of his homosexuality. Plant continued to perform as Peewee Nattajon with his straight son, also in drag, as late as 1995. Plant worked as a minister and in 1971 was a founder of the Awareness of Life Church in Renton, Washington.
Box/Folder item
1/53 228-229 1995
1/53 230
Peewee Nattajon's son in drag, sitting at a bar
1995
Bill Parkin
Bill Parkin was the owner of the Pike Street Tavern in the 1960's.
Box/Folder item
1/54 231 undated
Michael Phelan
African-American performer Michael Phelan worked primarily as a dancer, but was also known for comedy routines such as his "Miss Thing" character.
Box/Folder item
1/55 232 undated
1/55 233 undated
Lucian Phelps
Lucian Phelps was also known as the "Male Sophie Tucker," and would often perform in gowns originally owned by Sophie Tucker. He performed vaudeville and was a regular performer at Finocchio's in San Francisco, California.
Box/Folder item
1/56 234
 Portrait of Lucian Phelps
Lowell Studio (Photographer)
Autographed by Phelps
1948
1/56 235
 Lucian Phelps reclining on a bed of feathers
Lowell Studio (Photographer)
1948
Robin Raye
A visit to the Garden of Allah at the age of twenty-two inspired Robin Raye to become a female impersonator. He worked for as an exotic dancer and a stripper for twenty years, frequently performing at the Garden of Allah. Robin and Liz Lyons (Lee Leonard) performed together for a while. Then Raye married and had a daughter with female exotic dancer Jasmine. Jasmine and Raye toured the United States, Canada and Japan performing primarily at straight clubs. After the birth of their daughter, Jasmine and Raye opened a costume and wig salon. Jasmine died in 1988.
Box/Folder item
2/1 236
Christmas card featuring a promotional image of Robin Raye
undated
2/1 237
 Promotional photograph of Robin Raye
Romaine (Photographer)
circa 1950
2/1 238 1963
2/1 239 1963
Billy Richards
Box/Folder item
2/2 240-241
Promotional photograph of Billy Richards
1 : Color Photocopy
1936
Francis Russel
Francis Russel was an original member of the Jewel Box Revue.
Box/Folder item
2/3 242
 Promotional photograph of Francis Russel
Romaine (Photographer)
Autographed by Russel
undated
2/3 243 undated
2/3 244 undated
2/3 245
Portrait of Francis Russel
undated
Roy Saunders
Box/Folder item
2/4 246
 Roy Saunders in drag holding maracas
L. Covello Photos (Photographer)
Autographed by Saunders
undated
Cleo Gordon Stafford
Box/Folder item
2/5 247 undated
2/5 248
 Portrait of Cleo Stafford
Autographed by Stafford
circa 1950
2/5 249
Postcard featuring portrait of Cleo Stafford
Autographed by Stafford
circa 1949
Jackie Starr Scrapbook
Called "the most beautiful man in America" by gossip columnist Walter Winchel, and "the male Gypsy Rose Lee", Jackie Starr was one of the most successful female impersonators of the Garden of Allah. Born in 1915, she began performing in drag in Chicago by 1929. During the 1930s, she performed in New York. She was a classically trained singer, a ballet dancer, an actor and an excellent striptease artist. She joined the Jewel Box Revue in the late 1930s and moved to the west coast by 1940. She headlined at the Garden of Allah for the next 10 years.Around 1950, Jackie married a man named Bill Scott. The two remained together until Bill's death sometime in the late 1960s. Jack died in the late 1980s.
The name Jackie Starr is used when Starr appears in drag. Jack Starr is used when he appears in men's clothing.
Box/Folder item
7/1 250-252
Newspaper advertisements for Jackie's performances
Number 253 is not used.
undated
4/1 254a
Jack Starr leaning against a car
undated
4/1 254b-c
Jack Starr outdoors
Written on the page: "Jack in a few short periods of rest"
undated
4/1 254d undated
4/1 255a
Jerry, Bill Scott, and Jack Starr standing in front of a car
Written on the page: "A few shots on Jack's day off"
circa 1947
4/1 255b
Jerry and Russell in front of building
circa 1947
4/1 255c
Jack Starr and Jerry crouching by a tree
Written on the page: "Thought the tree needed watering"
circa 1947
4/1 256a
Jack Starr and Russell standing in a park
circa 1947
4/1 256b
Jack Starr and Jerry standing in front of building
circa 1947
4/1 256c circa 1947
4/1 256d
 Bill Scott and Jack Starr posing by a car with Jerry, who is holding a camera
Written on the page: "Get the pose on the Starr"
circa 1947
4/1 257a
Jack Starr leaning against a wall holding a cigar
undated
4/1 257b
Jack Starr with his arms around a woman identified as Shirl
undated
4/1 257c
Jack Starr in chair with a book
Written on the page "A serious talk on art"
undated
4/1 258a undated
4/1 258b
Russell and Jerry in a park
undated
4/1 259a-b
 Bill Scott outdoors
Written on the page "Shots from our day in Portland"
undated
4/1 259c-d
 Bill Scott and Jack Starr with their arms around each other
Written on the page: "Shots from our day in Portland"
undated
4/1 259e-f
Bill Scott sitting on grass
Written on the page: "Shots from our day in Portland"
undated
4/1 259g-h
Jack Starr in park
Written on the page: "When we lived at Mt. Baker
undated
4/1 260
Jackie Starr and Bill Scott walking down the aisle at their wedding
Written on the page: "The June Event"
undated
4/1 261a
Candles and dinnerware on table
Written on the page: "Our dinner table"
undated
4/1 261b
Business card for Blue Ribbon Beauty with image of Layne Marlin with Frances Langford
undated
4/1 261c undated
4/1 261d
Jack Starr in bed
Written on the page: "The Beauty Asleep"
undated
4/1 261e
Cut-out image of Skippy LaRue
undated
4/1 262a-b
 Shug Au Sing
Written on the page: "Our friend Henry"
undated
4/2 263
Jackie Starr singing at the Garden of Allah
undated
4/2 264
Jackie Starr singing at the Garden of Allah
Written on the page: "These shots made at the Garden"
undated
4/2 265
Jack Starr in park with large plant
Written on the page: "Jack in the garden"Enlargement of 259g
undated
4/2 266 a-c
Jackie Starr in costume
Written on the page: "Posed for Life Magazine"
September 1947
4/2 267
Jackie Starr singing at the Garden of Allah
Written on the page: "Jack at the Garden"
undated
4/2 268a
Cut-out of Billie DeVoe in drag
Written on the page: "Some of the friends at the June event"
circa 1950
4/2 268b
Cut-out of Jackie Starr
undated
4/2 268c
Cut-out of Ken Roberts in drag
Written on the page: "Some of the friends at the June event"
circa 1950
4/2 269a
 Jackie Starr posing in evening gown
Caption reads "Modern"
undated
4/2 269b
 Jackie Starr posing in black evening gown
Caption reads "Old but pretty"
undated
4/2 270 circa 1950
4/2 271
 Wedding photo of Jackie Starr and Bill Scott
Written on the page: "The June Event"
circa 1950
4/2 272a
Cut-out of Jackie Starr dancing
Written on the page: "A few of my favorite poses of Jack"
undated
4/2 272b
Cut-out of Jackie Starr sitting in between Faye and Sherman in a bar
undated
4/2 272c-g
Cut-out photos of Jackie Starr
Written on the page: "A few of my favorite poses of Jack"
undated
4/3 273
Jack Starr cooking at his home
1947
4/3 274-276 circa 1947
4/3 277 1938
4/4 278 circa 1950
4/4 279 circa 1950
4/4 280 circa 1950
4/4 281 circa 1947
4/4 282
Jackie Starr as "Lotus Lee" at the Carnival
1952
4/4 283
Jackie Starr sitting in a chair
Caption on photo: "When I was 50"
circa 1960
4/4 284-288 1985
4/4 289-290 1985
4/4 291-292 circa 1983-1984
4/5 293
Advertisement for Frenchy's
undated
4/5 294
Clipping of Jackie Starr shaking hands with a woman
undated
4/5 295
Jackie Starr posing by two art deco style faces
Moss Photo (Photographer)
Caption on photo: "Mr. Jackie Starr"
1939
4/5 296
 Portrait of Jackie Starr
Moss Photo (Photographer)
Caption on photo: "Mr. Jackie Starr"
1947
4/5 297
 Handbill advertising Jackie Starr's appearance at the Spinning Wheel
Caption on handbill: "Walter Winchell has proclaimed Jackie Starr America's most beautiful boy."
undated
4/5 298
Jackie Starr at the Garden of Allah
Autographed by Starr
1947
4/5 299-300 undated
4/5 301-302 circa 1945
4/5 303 undated
4/5 304-305 undated
4/5 306-307
 Jackie Starr dancing en pointe at the Garden of Allah
Jech Photographers (Photographer)
undated
4/5 308
Jackie Starr dancing en pointe
undated
4/5 309 undated
4/5 310 undated
4/5 311
Jackie Starr with a group of people at a table
Photo contained in souvenir folder, "The Caballero, Seattle's Finest Nightclub"
1949
4/5 312 circa 1950
4/5 313 undated
4/5 314
Postcard image of Gypsy Rose Lee during benefit to raise funds for the British during WWII
John Phillips (Photographer)
1940
4/5 315 1947
4/6 316
Jackie Starr at the Garden of Allah
Jech Photographers (Photographer)
1947
4/6 317 1946-1947
4/6 318
Jackie Starr in black evening gown
1947
4/6 319 undated
4/6 320 undated
4/6 321
Jackie Starr in an evening gown
undated
4/6 322 undated
4/6 323
Jackie Starr posing in Chinese-style costume with fan
1946-1947
4/6 324 1946-1947
4/6 325 1947
4/7 326 1947
4/7 327
 Jackie Starr performing her Arabian Nights dance
Wustmoor Theatrical Photographers (Photographer)
undated
4/7 328
 Jackie Starr in strip tease costume, autographed
Grady (Photographer)
Autographed by Starr.Used as the cover photograph forAn Evening in the Garden of Allah
1939
4/7 329
 Bill Scott and Jackie Starr posing
Wustmoor (Photographer)
October 7, 1947
Jerry Vaughn
Box/Folder item
2/6 330
Promotional photograph of Jerry Vaughn in drag
Romaine (Photographer)
Autographed by VaughnPhotograph is ripped in half
1947
Sonyia White
Box/Folder item
2/7 331 undated
Stan Williams
Box/Folder item
2/8 332
 Promotional photograph of Stan Williams doing a tap dance routine
Van Ness Studio (Photographer)
Autographed by Williams
undated
Yvette
Box/Folder item
2/9 333
Promotional photograph of Yvette
undated
Miscellaneous Unidentified Female Impersonators and Garden Performers
Box/Folder item
2/10 334
Woman performing a dance at the Garden of Allah
1 : negative
Scan made from a negative
undated
2/10 335
Woman standing on stage with ball gown and fur coat
undated
2/10 336
Topless woman
undated
2/10 337
Promotional photograph of a woman in a checked top and matching gloves
John E. Reed, Hollywood (Photographer)
undated
2/10 338
Promotional photograph of a woman with sequined top and gloves
undated
2/10 339-340
Portrait of a woman with head tilted to the left
Moss Photo (Photographer)
undated

Garden of Allah Performers (Group Photos)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
5/1 341 1947
5/1 342 undated
5/1 343
Jackie Starr, Hotcha Hinton, a man and Tonya Del Raye sitting at a table in the Garden
undated
5/1 344
Hotcha Hinton posing behind a seated Jackie Starr
undated
5/1 345 undated
5/1 346
Hotcha Hinton, Jackie Starr, Billy Devoe and Ricky Reynolds dressed for the nurse routine
undated
5/1 347 undated
5/1 348
Hotcha Hinton, Jackie Starr, a woman and Billy Devoe dressed as pirate wenches
undated
5/1 349
Jackie Starr, Ricky Reynolds and Hotcha Hinton in tropical costume
undated
5/1 350 1948
5/1 351
Francis Blair, Hotcha Hinton, Jackie Starr and Billy Devoe in "Bathing Beauties" costume with Kenny Bee crouched at their feet.
undated
5/1 352
Ricky Reynolds, Jackie Starr and Hotcha Hinton in costume with parasols
undated
5/1 353 undated
5/1 354 undated
5/1 355
Nick Arthur and Rita Kelsey with a group of men and women
1 : Color photocopy
circa 1947
5/1 356-359 undated
5/1 360
 Francis Blair, Kenny B, and Ricky Reynolds
Signed "For Kenny Dear, a wonderful performer and a real nice partner. Always be happy. Signed Francis Blair. To Kenny, one of the best. I enjoy working with you. Best always, Ricky Reynolds."
circa 1947

Garden of Allah, miscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
5/2 361
Seated man holding a dog. Possibly a patron
September 1947
5/2 362
Man in a tie. Possibly a patron
circa September 1947
5/2 363
Jerry and a man in a tie. Possibly patrons
September 1947
5/2 364
Woman holding a dog. Possibly a patron
undated
5/2 365-366
Woman in costume
undated

An Evening at the Garden of AllahReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
5/3 367
Letter to Don Paulson from Columbia University Press
February 6, 1996
5/3 368
Postcard of the Arlington Hotel, home of the Garden of Allah
1909
5/3 369
Advertisement for Garden of Allah
undated
5/3 370
Logo for Garden of Allah
undated
box-folder:oversize
7/2 371
Drawing of interior of Garden of Allah
undated
7/2 372-374
Mosaic patterns
undated
Box/Folder
5/3 375-376
Drawings of the interior of the Garden of Allah
undated
box-folder:oversize
7/3 377a-b
Garden of Allah plan
undated
7/3 378a-b
Map of Seattle
undated
7/3 379a-b
Cover mock up
undated
folder:oversize
XE1 380
An Evening at the Garden of Allah Promotional Poster
May 18, 1996

Return to the Garden of Allah PerformanceReturn to Top

Written by Ian Bell, directed by Scott Bradley and loosely based on the book, theReturn to the Garden of Allahwas meant to transport the viewer back to the glory days of the Garden of Allah.

Container(s) Description Dates
mapcase item
M270 381
Return to the Garden of Allah, Re-Bar, Seattle Poster
March 24
Box/Folder
5/4 382
Don Paulson
May 13, 2000
5/4 383
Skippy Larue
May 13, 2000
5/4 384
Rita Kelsey
May 13, 2000
5/4 385
Pat Freeman, Bill, Audrey, Skippy La Rueand Don Paulson
May 13, 2000
5/4 386
Andrew Tsakos as Jackie Starr
May 13, 2000
5/4 387
Man speaking into microphone
May 13, 2000
5/4 388
Steve Wells presenting flowers to the cast ofReturn to the Garden of Allah
May 13, 2000
5/4 389
The cast ofReturn to the Garden of Allah
May 13, 2000
5/4 390
Two men in front of the cast of Return to the Garden of Allah
May 13, 2000
5/5 391-392
Teddy in skirt suit and hat
2000
5/5 393-394
Man in a wig and a nightshirt
2000
5/5 395-401
Man in a dress
2000
5/5 402
Three men in dresses
2000
5/5 403-404
Man in a cowboy hat and tuxedo
2000

Black and White Men Together (BWMT)Return to Top

The National Association of Black and White Men Together is a gay, multiracial, multi cultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized. They engage in educational, political, cultural and social activities as a means of dealing with the racism, sexism, homophobia, HIV/AIDS discrimination and other inequities in American communities and lives. Don Paulson was a part of the Seattle chapter and designed much of their advertisements during the 1980's.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
6/1 405-406
22 slides of BWMT meetings and events
22 : Slides
circa 1985-86
6/2 407-413 circa 1986
6/3 414a-c undated
6/3 415
Advertisement for "Let's Unite"
February 16
6/3 416 December 1984
6/3 417
Advertisement for the 300th Annual BWMT Rummage Sale
April 27, 1985
6/3 418 August 17, 1985
6/3 419 October, 1985
6/3 420 November 23, 1985
7/4 421
Logo for the Rainbow Coalition
undated
7/4 422
Logo for the BWMT
undated
7/4 423
Logo for the MACCT
undated
7/4 424
Logo for the DRS
undated
box:oversize
XC2 425
Painted logo for MACCT Black and White Men Together
1984

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Female impersonators--United States--Photographs
  • Female impersonators--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Gay bars--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Gay clubs--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Gay men--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Paulson, Don Evening at the Garden of Allah
  • Corporate Names :
  • BWMT/Seattle
  • Garden of Allah (Cabaret : Seattle, Wash.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Social life and customs--20th century
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • LaRue, Skippy (collector)