Nostalgia

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

by Todd Briscoe

1951: The 1950s were more “Leave it To Beaver” than drag-friendly, but queens like Kitt Russell still remained.

1951: The 1950s were more “Leave it To Beaver” than drag-friendly, but queens like Kitt Russell still remained.

1950s: And continued to sell out houses night after night.

1950s: And continued to sell out houses night after night.

1952: Clubs like Madame Arthur’s French Fun House continued to delight audiences with nightly drag shows.

1952: Clubs like Madame Arthur’s French Fun House continued to delight audiences with nightly drag shows.

1955: Though neighbors might whisper if you were seen attending a show.

1955: Though neighbors might whisper if you were seen attending a show.

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