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The Fabulous Four //
The Fantastic Five

Houston Drag Legends

Naomi Sims
aka Newman Braud

Visit her obituary for a large number of clippings and articles

Also see the Facebook Page for Naomi Sims, for many videos

      

See main page for an introduction to The Fabulous Four and the Fantastic Five.
I did thorough research accumulating ads and clippings for that page, and along
the way also grabbed those that featured just some of the group's members.
So, for example this page will definitely not feature every billing where Naomi
appeared, but I wanted to share what I found. These are by no means all of them.

1976

Above, earliest mention of Naomi in TWT, 5/22/76; note, spelled Simms
She is listed as Miss Gay Texas 1976, which (see below) was held 4/10/76

Between the above and below OP ads, they updated Naomi as being Miss Gay Texas

Drag was not heavily advertised in those years

  

 

spelling of last name shifted from Simms to Sims

      

1978

   

  

 

In the photospread below Donna was the winner, and Naomi and Hot Chocolate were contestants


1979


         

One of what would be come the main venues,
the Copa, opened in April 1979

   

1980

In many of these ads, Naomi appears with another member of the Fab Four, below with Donna Day

  

    

2nd TWT Cover

   

  

 

Above two, 1980, exact date and source unknown

1981

 

 

    

3rd TWT Cover

EOY Winner, Again

1982

Above, Naomi and Hot Chocolate on Copa 1982 Pride float

   

1983

Above & Below, Naomi, Donna, Tasha

1984

   

   

From 1984 Pride Parade, Hot Chocolate and Naomi on Copa Float, photographer unknown

Photo above by Joe Watts; Photos below by JD Doyle

   

Donna Day on back of float

   

  

Above right, date unknown, but perhaps around Halloween, with Donna playing vampire

1985

   

1986

   

   

   

   

   

   

  

   

   

   

1987

  

   

   

   

1989

    

Follyball Cheerleaders, perhaps 1990 or 1991

Follyball Cheerleaders
Top row: unknown, BJ Summors, Brucella DuValle, unknown
Lower row: Tad Nelson, unknown, Naomi Sims, Don Dowden

Below, Naomi with Brucella DuValle

1990

   

1991

 

  

    

1992

  

   

          

      

Two fundraisers for Naomi's medical expenses, in Houston and Dallas

  

    

 

  

     

Below, may have been Naomi's last appearance
She died 11/10/92

  

 

4th TWT Cover

   

  

 

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Tiffany
Donna
Hot Chocolate
Tasha

Fantastic Four/Five