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  • Handwritten on verso: "A recent photo of Chili Pepper and I at the Baton Club here. Chili is the star there and has been there 22 years."Female impersonator and costume designer Tony Midnite was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996. Midnite opened a costume studio in Chicago in 1953 and designed costumes for the Jewel Box Revue, the 82 Club in New York City, and numerous other performers. Midnite defied the Chicago Po... more
    Handwritten on verso: "A recent photo of Chili Pepper and I at the Baton Club here. Chili is the star there and has been there 22 years."Female impersonator and costume designer Tony Midnite was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1996. Midnite opened a costume studio in Chicago in 1953 and designed costumes for the Jewel Box Revue, the 82 Club in New York City, and numerous other performers. Midnite defied the Chicago Police Department by booking female impersonator shows in the 1950s. Midnite died in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 31, 2009. less
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    Scanned from an original photograph using a ScanMaker 6800 at 100-175 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2014