Jewel Box Lounge, Kansas City...
Throughout the 50s, the Lounge survived bans on crossdressing and police raids on gay bars--part of a local and national effort to crack down on the "homophile problem" during the Eisenhower years. The Lounge remained at Troost until 1972, when it moved to 31st and Main Street--coinciding with a general shift in drag performance trends from cabaret song-styling to lip-syncing. The Jewel Box Lounge closed its doors for good on Saturday, March 6, 1982 with a final performance by the legendary Sandy Kay.
Above history from this site
Also see this link: Private Birthday Party
NOTE: this one features Rae Bourbon!
and was used in his trial, hence the "state's exhibit" stamp on the last page
below, Rae Bourbon was the washerwoman
Above, Joey Block, Butch Ellis, Jamie Greeney, Carey Davis, Skip Arnold, & GG Allen
Skip Arnold on right
Above, a coaster, and below, matchbooks including the JBL
Below, on my copy of the flyer is handwritten "July 2, 1965"
Above, Bobbie Benet, and below, Rae Bourbon, Terry Kaye & Salome, all Misters
Above, Buddy Chris, Just Tempest, Tommy Temple and Scottie Carlyle
From 1962, Skip Arnold, Rickie Jade, G.G. Allen, Carrie Davis, Gene Evol
grabbed these images from an eBay auction,
Below, Trifold of Troost St Clubs
Top row: Timi Saxton, Butch Ellis, Tommy Temple, Roby Landers, second row of that book, Carey Davis, GG Allen
and a very rare cardboard fan...
St Louis Club Ads
more Barbara LeMay
view (2018) of the building that housed the JBL