Moroccan Village Ashtray, NYC

Moroccan Village Ashtray, NYC

The Moroccan Village was reputedly a mob-owned early New York City drag club which came under FBI investigation in the 1950s:   The Moroccan Village was located on 23 West 8th Street in New York City and featured early drag reviews. This item is located in the Archive Room. The bottom of this ashtray is stamped “The Tops in Ash Trays by Daka-ware Chicago, Made in USA, Pat....

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Hedy Jo Star Clothing

Hedy Jo Star Clothing

1950s era vintage designer clothing: More about this item: Date acquired: 9/15/2011 Type: Vintage designer clothing (coat and pants) More on Hedy Jo Star:   The caption of the photo of Star (pictured left) states: Carl Hammons, 42, a dancer and hypnotist, who underwent a series of sex-change operations, has filed suit in Chicago Superior Court to change her name to Hedy Jo Star....

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Plastic Surgery of the Face

Plastic Surgery of the Face

This is a rare book by Dr. Gillies, the first individual to conduct a Female-to-Male sex reassignment surgery: In 1945, he and a colleague carried out the world’s first sex change of a woman into a man on a young aristocrat, Michael Dillon, formerly Laura. While this work does not mention transgenders at all, it’s author is very significant to transgender history and this...

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Christine Jorgensen’s Letter to Mr. Sullivan

Christine Jorgensen’s Letter to Mr. Sullivan

This is a letter addressed to a Mr. Sullivan in which Ms. Jorgenson discusses her reasons for publishing her story. Specifically, this letter discusses her soon-to-be-published story in the American Weekly as well as her book deal with Random House publishing company. The letter is accompanied by the original mailed envelope. Both the envelope and the letter are printed on Ms....

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