This incredibly entertaining show of thirty female-impersonators started in 1932 in Youngstown, Ohio. Co-Creator and Co-Director Danny Brown and Doc Brenner rejuvenated The Jewel Box Revue with a group of talented men, moved it from a night club in Miami to the Bal Tabarin in New York City where, by 1962, it played to sold-out mostly female audiences.
The book, EROS, published by Ralph Ginzburg in 1962, featured the photographic essay by Raymond. Many female-impersonator companies made the genre famous throughout the country by then, but this company was the oldest, most professional, and most famous at the time. - Eleanor Jacobs