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Female Mimics, Female Impersonators,
Drag Queens, Drag Queen, and Dragazine
do not have all of the issues of these magazines, nor am I trying
to get them,
but I thought I'd show you the covers of what I have. I did grab many
images from them
for other sections of this site, and from eBay. I loved it when the
focused on the history, and
former stars, though sometimes they could get a bit tawdry. I mainly
tried to obtain them if I
knew there was coverage of interest to me, like of the Jewel Box Revue,
or the 82 Club.
The issues in my collection where I actually own "hard"
copies have pink borders.
for a sample of the above right issue
was a gap in years here, and notice the slight name change,
to New Female Mimics, which was most noticeable on what
became "Number One," and different font for the name
a time gap here, as this is the second Volume 5 #3, but this one is
and the inside notes say this is the third issue in 1979. Magazine
name is again
the New Female Mimics
Roberts also published a "Handbook," which was an
amazingly detailed 132-page guide to all things female impersonation.
I thought especially interesting was Chapter 10, giving her descriptions
of the legends, from her viewpoint, in 1967.
Click for that chapter.
for selected pages of above issue
Great Female Mimics
Mag to Read It
One of the best...from Lee's Mardi Gras Enterprises,
at least 26 issues, from 1970 to ~1976
founded by Lee Brewster (see
and Click for More
on Lee's Mardi Gras
no date, likely 1970
have numerous copies of this magazine, a pretty good one from the
to see entire magazine
1964, borderline tacky, but fun
- Female Mimics International
over 20 copies of FMI, with my collection beginning in the late 1980's.
Frankly, for my taste the ones I have are of less interest for drag
as they became more sensationalistic and, in my opinion, less in good