Club 82 ...    also called "82 Club"

        famous female impersonator club in New York City

Postcards/Photos (this page)
Candid Photos
Magazine Articles Part 1
Magazine Articles Part 2
Magazine Articles Part 3
Programs (click on image):

         

         

Above, for the top one, the original owner of this card conveniently dated it, 1/1/56

   

 

Below, very similar pic

from Arthur Nash Collection

    

  

Above left, 1967; below, 1966

 And, a couple shots from circa 1964

The photo card below was surprisingly large, 9 1/2"x11"

There were 82 Club cufflinks...

Big thanks to one of my site visitors, Cory (shown in above pic, on the right) who
visited the Club 82 as a young girl, in 1964, Ty Bennett (who she described
as pee-in-your-pants funny) is in rear center. Below, a club group shot.

Below, Terry Noel graciously filled in what names she could remember, and did pretty good.
She says this would have likely been 1962, and the star of the show was Ty Bennett, who was
always late in getting to the club, and missed being in the shot. After I did the names I learned of
an error in them: starting with "Rene Del Rio," the three names need to move one to the left.

Below three from same photo-card, blonde in rear center is Frankie Quinn; costumes look "70's"

and note the front of the card says "gayest" instead of "newest"

Below, at NYC Gay Pride, 1973
Photo by Eric Stephen Jacobs. It appeared in an issue of David (Aug 1973),
and probably many other places

This may look like a swizzle stick, but one of the Club 82 performers has told me that it's really
a "knocker"..."to bang on the table with approval by the audiences of the acts and the show"