Halloween Ball and Contest

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The Halloween Ball and Contest was a “female impersonator’s ball” held at the Circle Ballroom on October 31, 1961. The Halloween ball was created by Jaye Joyce and put on “in the style of New York’s drag balls.” The Halloween Ball and Contest featured a female impersonator competition, live orchestral entertainment, and a floor show. The event drew several hundred participants and attendees.

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  • “Impersonators Taking Over Circle Ballroom.” Call and Post. October 21, 1961.
10300 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106 (Circle Ballroom).

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