Here’s the skinny from the Los Angeles Times about a club in Los Angeles where the high and mighty got silly and drank during Prohibition…
The founder was the grandfather of the infamous Haldeman who was involved in the Watergate scandal. Grand papa was a “plumbing magnate” from Chicago who missed the “Hi Jinx” of his friends back home – so he recreated their (all male) milieu in a club house in Rustic Canyon.
A Group of happy campers at the dinner table in 1939:
Dressed up for the “Hillbilly Picnic”:
The winners at the Uplifters Pajama contest:
Here’s Milton Berle entertaining 3000 servicemen at the Uplifters USO picnic in 1942:
You’re welcome, Mr. Lanier! I feel certain some of those ‘hillbillies” are men in drag 😉