Nostalgia

54 Rare Historical Photos Of Drag Queens Before It Was Safe To Be Out!

by Todd Briscoe

1952: The “Fun-Maker’s Ball” proves that drag balls continued to flourish in the 1950s.

1952: The “Fun-Maker’s Ball” proves that drag balls continued to flourish in the 1950s.

1952: The art of “female impersonation” continued to evolve as quickly as the make-up quality. Professional drag queens were expected to be "passable" as actual women.

1952: The art of “female impersonation” continued to evolve as quickly as the make-up quality. Professional drag queens were expected to be "passable" as actual women.

1956: Drag celebrity impersonations, like this one of Marilyn Monroe, began to appear in more and more drag acts.

1956: Drag celebrity impersonations, like this one of Marilyn Monroe, began to appear in more and more drag acts.

1957: Here is a photo of 1950s drag queen Robbie Ross in drag…

1957: Here is a photo of 1950s drag queen Robbie Ross in drag…

See him OUT of drag after the jump!

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