Canadian drag queens
& DRAG HISTORY
   CREATED BY  Vicky Lane
An inside view of  Drag Queens thru  the eyes of a, over 40 yr. Veteran of the world of Drag. Vicky Lane's career,stage, screen,and
theater.As Vicky would say"
Life's a Drag ".See some of the performers that worked in this private world of Sequins and feathers. Come In
A History lesson in Drag 101 see some that paved the way for us " DRAG QUEENS".
My name is Vicky Lane I have been working over 40 yrs as a DRAG
QUEEN in Montreal and on the east - coast.I have met many artists so
I decided to share with you some I have met in my long career.I also
produced and directed a Cabaret show in Wildwood, New Jersey and I
will introduce you to some performers from there.I will go back into the
history of Drag and you will see some of the Lucky Few that made it a
profession and Lifestyle
Vicky Lane                            
as CHARO
THIS SITE IS UNDER CONSTUCTION ALWAYS
I originally came to Montreal Canada with a Revue from New York City called the" Fantasy Follies"Featuring Ty Bennett(82 club) and Gene Chandler(82 Club
and Jewelbox Revue) in 1972 .Al Simkin from PJ's Cabaret (Montreal)happened to be in the audience when we did a showcase in NYC. We were booked into
PJ's right after a  Boston booking.I fell in love with Montreal,and apparently Montreal fell in love with us
The good old Days
click on pictures and links
My first published
Picture was in a
magazine called
"Female
Impersonator" in 1968
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Vicky Lane at the Green Apple in Peabody
Mass. (Click on pic to enlarge)
CRAIG RUSSELL
Lady Bunny
Female impersonator early
1900's (click on pic)
T. C. Jones  - Click here
Vicky Lane click on
pic to enlarge
Julian Eltinge(click on photo to
enlarge)
Counter
VICKY LANE wearing a full circle ruffled coat (650 yards of ruffles)  CLICK
ON PICTURE  TO ENLARGE
ClicK on Dame Edna
above to go to her site
LANA ST. CYR (1926 - 1986) Quebec's first female
impersonator
If anyone has a site that would like me to add by link, to my site please
e-mail with pictures and info, if you fit my criteria,I will add your link to my
site. Girls from the west coast, gimme a shout.....Vicky Lane
A super image of John Lind who was a female
impersonator, singer and dancer. He toured the world
with his performance in the early 1900s. A hand
tinted postcard dating from the time before the
widespread availability of colour photography. The
original image would have been a black and white
Kit Kat -Club      
Chicago
Jimmy Slater - early
1920's   
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A  finale at Montreal's Drag Hotspot (Cafe Cleopatra) in
the year 1985 was on New Years Eve night Jene
Chandler was the guest that week.     
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DANNY LA RUE DIESclick on
picture
I Had the pleasure of seeing this Musical in September 2010. If you have
the chance, go, You will love this show, I did very much and I have seen
the original in the 80's. I loved Kelsey Grammer!
I was in NYC for a week in September and could not resist
going to a drag
show. I went to LIPPS for supper and  the drag show. It
was fun, actually my food was good. It was a Sunday night
and we had fun after all it was Comedy night. The
Bartender and the waitresses are in the show. One actually
sang live!
Blazing Magnum (STRANGE SHADOWS in an Empty Room)(Special Magnum) 1976 Action
Packed movie with Vicky Lane Jene Chandler &
Guilda                                                                                                                                              Click
Here to watch the trailer of
Blazing Magnum
Manila Luzon click on her
picture above to go to her
site
Yvonne Mason Best selling Author with
a collaboration from Vicky Lane.Will
give you an exciting Murder Mystery
 
click  The Pink Canary    
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    Vicky Lane