Web Links

Ray Bourbon’s Wikipedia Page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bourbon

Two academic publications on Ray. by Don Romesburg, Sonoma State University, Women’s and Gender Studies.  See Dan’s profile at academia.edu to find more writings on Ray.

Murder in Mink
https://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2012/07/murder-in-mink-crimes-of-ray-bourbon.html
Kliph Nesteroff’s overview of Ray’s life and work, later in included in his book on American comedians.

Charles C. Cage: Drag Queen Discography
http://www.blakstone.com/Dragstravaganza%20Site/index.html
Includes a page devoted to the work of Ray Bourbon, as well as many other of Ray’s contemporaries.

Ray Bourbon at Queer Music Heritage
https://www.queermusicheritage.com/drag-bourbon2.html
Some photos of Ray and his records.  Other drag discographies are available at the site.

JT Sears Web Page on Ray Bourbon
http://www.jtsears.com/bourbonpage.htm

Click the link for the “first person story” to see an excerpt from an oral history interview with a person who saw Ray perform in the 1960’s. (currently inactive)

The Closing of Finnochio’s
http://www.sfweekly.com/issues/1999-12-01/nightcrawler.html

An article from a December 1999 issue of San Francisco Weekly on the closing of Finnochio’s, a venue where Ray performed in the 1930’s. (currently inactive)

Tribute to Avery Willard
http://models.badpuppy.com/archive/willard/

Willard was a photographer who was a friend of Ray and produced photographs of Ray and other female impersonators in the 1960’s. (currently inactive)