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Julie, Male Impersonator
Sure, Teddy Bears sing
and dance. (At least this one
does) Her name is “Julie”
and she is the Sweet Gum
Head’s one and only “Ted
dy Bear.” Although she has
also worked at the Yum
Yum Tree in Daytona, Fla.
and the Tea House in St.
Louis, Julie admits to hav
ing only six months ex
perience as a professional
male impersonator. This is
hard to believe if you have
ever seen her really”great ’
Although Atlanta is home
base, Julie has lived in Seat
tle, Wash., and Jackson
ville, Fla. She digs foot
ball, and has a little “Heinz
57” cocapoo named “Dan
ny Boy.” There isn’t any
thing unusual about this
name for her pet until you
take into consideration that
“Danny Boy” may one day
bless his master with a lit
ter of puppies.
Julie is a Scorpio and
presently attends college
here in Atlanta She is very
interested in the “mysteries
of the deep,” and when ask
ed her greatest ambition,
she replied, “To be a rich
oceanographer”. If her
proficiency as a male im
personator is any indi
cation of things, we are
sure that this goal will easily
be achieved by “Julie.”
. Who Says It’s
Dry On Sunday?
It isn’t in our neighboring
After having a few cold
beers at home we decided
to hit the road to the hills
c. Tenn. Our trip was a blast
as we followed two large
semi-type trailer trucks
that were loaded with empty
chicken crates. It wasn’t un
til we passed these trucks
thirty one miles later that
we realized we were not dri
ving through a blizzard. The
white stuff hitting our wind
shield was in fact chicken
feathers, not snow.
We finally arrived in Chat
tanooga after the Editor had
enjoyed “cruising” the truck
stops as he distributed our
prototype edition in public
rest rooms along the way.
Heh! Heh! We were very
surprised at the talent the
Powder Puff Lounge had to
offer and we learned a very
valuable lesson; don’t judge
the talent by the size of the
Appearing there nighlty
is Billie and her beautifu.
boy review. This is an all
star cast including Che
rice Nicole and Lorraine
^iorth. The kids put on a
hilarious skit on “Along
Came Jones” just for us.
They had the audience as
well as ourselves in stitches.
Misty Dawn did a terrifflc
guest spot and wound up hel
ping the Co-Editor get plas
tered. All in all we had a
wonderful time,-the hang ov
ers were worth it:
So, next Sunday if you
have nothing to do, get a
group together, split the ex
penses and take off to Chat
tanooga. It’s a scenic drive
and there is so many friend
ly people waiting to meet you
at the Powder Puff Lounge.
(Just tell 'em the Barb sent
First Miss Gay
Its a first, and can use
all the support you can give
it. DINOS HOUSE OF CAN
TON, in Chattanooga Tenn.
is the location, and the Pa
geant is being held Sunday,
Miss Cherice Nicole from
The Powder Puff Lounge will
be the Mistress of Cere
monies and the One and Only
Miss Daisy Dalton Miss Gay
Tennessee of 73, will be on
hand to crown the winners.
Good Luck to all the Con
ALL LOUNGES ADVERTIS
ING IN THE ATLANTA BARB
WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY
ST. VALENTINES DAY.
They Said It Couldn’t Be Done
What goes into preparing a “Gay” newspaper? This
question can only be answered by the Editor and Co-Edi
tor, who spent many tireless hours day and night at the
typewriters, with the telephones ringing “off the hook,”
from our snoop reporters supplying us with very interest
ing and exciting news and events.
Interviews had to be scheduled with interesting per
sonalities. This was fun because we had the opportunity to
“booze it up” along with our work. Photographs had to be
taken, and believe me if you have ever tried to do all this
when your photographer and sales representative is in Miami
arranging distribution for the newspaper, you’ll find how
difficult this can be. He was sent on business, but I’d be
willing to bet that he did his share of “basking in the sun,”
while we were battling away at the typewriters.
Finally the big moment came. .... we had completed our
collating and were ready for the paste up. This must be done
before the paper can be photographed for printing. What
a sigh of relief! The presses began to roll, when we were
advised by the printer that the number three machine
had broken down. Realizing this can happen to the best of
us, we returned home, confident the newspaper would be
on the streets the following day. Early the next morning
the phone rang, and whom do you think it was? One guess!
The publisher with news that two other machines had also
broken down as a result of the number three break down
the previous day. Since it was so near the weekend this
caused a delay for another week.
We were all smiles when the telephone rang on Friday
with news that the presses were rolling again. Good news,
the paper will be completed and ready for distribution
this evening,” he said. We hurriedly prepared ourselves,
picked up the papers, and were delivering them to the
bars and other outlets within minutes the beginning
of the Atanta Barb. And “they” said it couldn’t be done,
ATLANTA BARB-Page 3
Bernice Bright - Mrs. P’s Lounge
A well liked and respected person in Gay circles, Bernice
has been in the bar business for 18 years. She is originally
from Rock Mart, Ga. Her honesty, combined with the fact
that she is a “true Libra,” has gained her many adoring
friends. This woman has a keen knowledge of bar manage
ment, and has been a definite asset in making the “New
Mrs. P’s” a success.
Bernice has worked hard all her life and is a competent
bookkeeper, of course there’s no question as to whether
she would rather dig. that 9 to 5 daily grind in an office.
Bike riding and roller derby are fast paced sports, so
it is understandable that these are among her favorites
She “grooves” on all her friends in the ‘AtlantisMotor
cycle Club” and is a graduate from the “school of hard
knocks”. Most people would have a problem coping with
this type of life. In Bernice’s case, it has helped to stren
gthen her character, and endeared her more in the hearts
of her numerous friends and acquaintances. When we
asked her what her greatest ambition would be, she jok
ingly, replied, “To retire.” C’mon, Bernice, we all know
better than that.
You can “meet and greet” Bernice at the new “Mrs.
ATLANTA BARB is published Monthly in Atlanta,
Georgia. We do not accept the responsibility for un
solicited manuscripts, photos, etc. Letters are wel
come, but we do not guarantee publication of all ma
Opinions expressed by our columnists do not neces
sarily reflect the opinion of the Newspaper.
Subscription rates are $3.00 yearly ($4.00 in plain
Editor. . . Ray F. Green
Co-Editor . Jeanni Graham
Associate Photographers. . . .Travis Cooper & Dale Butler
ATLANTA BARB P.O. Box 82543 Atlanta, Georgia 30314
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