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Unnamed drag queen of the 1930s performing in the "Negro Review" at Woodland Park Auditorium in Lexington, KY.

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University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center

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Lafayette Studios Photographs, 96pa101

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During the 1930s, there were all African American male shows held at the Woodland Park Auditorium in Lexington, KY. The shows were called the Negro Review. “Drag show” is a fairly recent term. In the 1930s, the shows were a form of minstrel and vaudeville entertainment. It has been said that Sweet Evening Breeze was a performer in the Negro Review where he did the “Dance of the Bongo Bangoes.”


drag queen, Negro Review, Woodland Park Auditorium, Lexington, Kentucky


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