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Drag show at the Kit Kat Club, located at 2501 East Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada: digital image



1943 to 1944


From the Dennis McBride Photograph Collection (PH-00263) -- LGBTQ+ events and organizations in Las Vegas, Nevada -- Digital images file. Notes from the donor, Dennis McBride: The address given for the Kit Kat Club is approximate as it stood on the outskirts of Las Vegas at what then was known as "Five Points": the intersection of East Charleston Boulevard, East Fremont Street, and the Boulder Highway [at this location today noted as the extension of East Fremont Street]. ... This photograph belongs to the Clark County Museum. ... For more on the Kit Kat Club, see Out of the Neon Closet: Queer Community in the Silver State, by Dennis McBride [North Charleston, South Carolina: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], p. 56. Individuals identified by the donor, Dennis McBride: female impersonator Cleo Renee [?]

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pho037365. Dennis McBride Photograph Collection, approximately 1904-2018. PH-00263. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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