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 Female Impersonation Magazines...
Female Mimics, Female Impersonators, Drag,
Drag Queens, Drag Queen, and Dragazine

I obviously 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.

Female Mimics

   

  

    

      

   own this one   

Click for a sample of the above right issue

      

There 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

      

  

    

   

       

      

Perhaps a time gap here, as this is the second Volume 5 #3, but this one is 1979,
and the inside notes say this is the third issue in 1979. Magazine name is again
the New Female Mimics

Pudgy 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.

Female Impersonators

Editor, Pudgy Roberts

Click for selected pages of above issue

   

   slightly different mag name, but appears to be some people

The Great Female Mimics

Editor, Pudgy Roberts

Click Mag to Read It

Drag
One of the best...from Lee's Mardi Gras Enterprises, NYC
at least 26 issues, from 1970 to ~1976
founded by Lee Brewster (see obit)
and Click for More on Lee's Mardi Gras

   

   

   

   

The Drag Queens

From the U.K.

   

Drag Queen

U.S., no date, likely 1970

Dragazine

I have numerous copies of this magazine, a pretty good one from the 1990s.

   

   

   

Lavender & Lace

Click to see entire magazine

From 1964, borderline tacky, but fun

  

FMI - Female Mimics International

I have 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 history,
as they became more sensationalistic and, in my opinion, less in good taste.