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Lily White & Company
Revisited

By Jack Radcliffe
 It was the late '80's and news of gay men dying from strange illnesses was suddenly something, not on the national, but rather on the local pages. There were no agencies or organizations to assist these friends that were getting sick just a very new, fledgling group that was trying to do whatever was necessary to help. Several of us had been developing a new, more theatrical form of drag entertainment that was slowly catching on in the area so we decided to put our talents to a purpose; do performances to raise money to help. That was the Raison d'etre of Lily White and Company, a group of anywhere from twelve to eighteen people who for the next decade produced gender bending theatricals that made people laugh in a very dark time and made people give to ease the needs of others who didn't have much to laugh about. These photographs chronicle those performers, many of whom themselves, are gone now. Those of us still around, fondly remember the time as an era of caring, of giving and of selfless concern for others on the part of so many men and women, LGBT and allies, in our community.

By Paul Foltz, Founder and Director of Lily White & Company


Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Finishing Touches, Jackie and Brad 1995
Lily White Minor Adjustments  1995
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Mystery King and Kelly  Prepare 1996
Kathy at Home  1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Kathy's Lonely Vigil 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Coy Grace Waits for her Date 1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Kelly A Willing Prisoner 1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Missy and Pearly White Let the Festivities Begin 1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Michelle the Reigning Queen 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Kelly and Paul Smoke Break 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Missy Dressed for Success 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Missy and Pearly 1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Kathy's Legs a Great Source of Pride 1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Pearly White's There's Always Room for Drama  1995
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Pearly Gates Backstage 2001
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Paul and Missy Last Minute Adjustments 1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Trish Stray Hairs 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Mystery King and Kelly Green 1996
Lily White Kathy at Home 1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Jackie and Brad 1995
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Visitors at Al's House 1997
Lily White A Walk o the Wild Side Trish 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Paul 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Kathy 1996
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Pearly White, Kelly Green and Kathy 1997
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Jackie at the Vault 1995
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Cheap Grace 1995
Lily White Gabrielle, Delta and Erica  Cocktail Hour 1997
Lily White Jackie 1995
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Jackie, Kathy and Cheap Grace 1995
Lily White A Walk on the Wild Side Cheap Grace A Provacative Moment 1995