Sydney has a long history of female impersonators. It was through the camp night spots in the early 60s, that a new wave of drag performers first emerged.

Entry to the job market often entailed a talent quest, and Ayesha tells how she got a job at Dawn O’Donnell’s “Karen’s Castle”.

 

 

 

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050719 AK

 

Kazan, Ayesha

 

Date of interview19th Jul 2005

 

Access: No special conditions

 

Ayesha talks about: Drag; Newcastle; Monique St John; Les Girls; Chevron; Jewel Box; Karen’s Castle; Dawn O’Donnell; Karen Chant; Carlotta; Sammy Lee; Stan Monro; Peter Moselle; Capriccios; Doris Fish; AIDS; HIV; Flinders Hotel;

 

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