Ray Bourbon on a Cattle Drive in 1916

Over the past few years, an increasing number of local newspapers and entertainment publications are being scanned and are turning up, fully keyword indexed, online.  This has been a boon to my research on Ray Bourbon - before, only major newspapers had some kind of rudimentary index and you couldn’t easily search for mentions of … Continue reading Ray Bourbon on a Cattle Drive in 1916

The Mystery of Ray’s Son and Possible Wife

One of the most frustrating aspects of researching Ray’s life has been establishing some identity for his wife and son and tracking down what might have happened to them. As an icon of gay nightclubs, you might not think that Ray was married.  However, Ray’s friends, and even Ray himself, said that he was bisexual, … Continue reading The Mystery of Ray’s Son and Possible Wife