I do remember one night a bunch of street girls ran into the bagel store when a police car cruised by, as if the police would never think to look for anyone in the only store open in the area. I was told through the rumor mill that Raquel Welch would shop at Lee's, but I don't know for sure. And the party actually has carried on, so it's not nostalgia yet at all! Here are 10 of the most fondly remembered: He also held annual drag balls through the late '60s and early '70s that were frequented by celebrities from Carol Channing to Shirley MacLaine. I wasn't dressed sexy like the other girls. The store had its mix of people, from transsexuals to hairy suburban crossdressers.
Man, I love those photos; the High Line looks so majestic and proud there, not like the declawed and packaged for consumption version being sold over the counter to the hungry tourists like a happy meal.
10 Trans Nightlife Staples from New York City's Past
I met a few strange characters at the club. There was a taboo, sexy feeling in the air, and the best touch was that trapeze artists hung over you all night. Man, what beautiful Saturday and Sunday mornings were! I wasn't one of the regular street walkers, I was mostly a loner who at times would get picked up by passing guys who cruised looking for transsexual hookers. I would like to know what happened to them, maybe just to know if they are doing OK.