Photo albums discovered at a New York flea market depict a group of cross-dressers at "Casa Susanna." It was a safe weekend headquarters for a regular “girl’s life.”
The photos, never intended to be seen beyond the sanctum of the “house,” include fashion shows, Christmas and tea parties, and intimate moments cooking, knitting, playing Scrabble and relaxing at the lake.
There's an evident pleasure of being among like-minded friends that offers community, liberation, and a respite from the complications inherent in a double life.
Paperback, 128 pages, 7 1/2" x 10 1/4"
PowerHouse Books; 1st edition (June 1, 2005)