Photograph: "Denise Russell as Mae West" (1999)

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Title

Photograph: "Denise Russell as Mae West" (1999)

Description

Photograph of Denise Russell as Mae West by Loc Robertson. Photograph was taken at Parliament House, Orlando.

Denise Russell or known as “The Voice” was born on October 22nd and is a female impersonator in Northern Ohio for 30 plus years. Denise is the only female impersonator to have performed in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. From 1995 and through 1996, she was an emcee for the Cowboys LaCage also in Nashville. From 1996 through 1997, Russell was on cast at the Parliament House in Orlando, Florida and her work has also taken her into casinos in New Orleans, Atlantic City, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, and Biloxi, Mississippi. In 2011, Russell celebrated 30 years of performing on stages across the country and her talent has been witnessed in 40 of the 50 US states including the Jewel Box Revue in Canyonville, Oregon where she is currently an MC. Russell has also been titleholder of: Miss Youngtown 1985, Miss Gay Ohio America 1988, Miss Pittsburgh Big Beautiful Woman 1989, Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large 1989, Miss Gay Midwest USofA at Large 1990, Miss Gay USofA at Large 1990, Miss Ohio Continental Plus 1992, and Miss Continental Plus 1992.

Sponsored by the Cactus Club, "Men in Heels 2000" was a calendar tribute to iconic American stars which featured local female impersonators. Profit obtained was given to The Serenity House Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Creator

Loc Robertson Photography

Source

Drag Album, Men in Heels 2000 Calendar Album

Publisher

Illusions in Revue & Ritzy Rags

Contributor

Rodriguez, Alexis

Rights

Images may be used for educational purposes only.
Image credit: Image courtesy of LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida.
For all other purposes please email: floridalgbtqmuseum@gmail.com

Format

image/jpeg

Type

Photograph

Coverage

Orlando

Date Available

8/1/2019

Date Created

1999

Rights Holder

LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida

Files

Men in Heels 2000 Denise Russell.jpg

Citation

Loc Robertson Photography, “Photograph: "Denise Russell as Mae West" (1999),” LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida - Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2022, https://floridalgbtqmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/593.

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