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This will be the landing page for HRH Lois Carmen D'Nominator.
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'''Lois Carmen D'Nominator'''<br>
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'''1 Mar 1956 - 16 Jul 2010'''<br>
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[[Chi-Town Squares]]  '''Memorial panel'''  [[3LR]]<br>
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This is the landing page for HRH Lois Carmen D'Nominator, crowned [[1995]] [[Honky Tonk Queen]].
  
 
If you have a memory of Lois you would like to share here, please do so.
 
If you have a memory of Lois you would like to share here, please do so.
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There is also a page for Lois' alter-ego, [[Mike Blizzard]].
 
There is also a page for Lois' alter-ego, [[Mike Blizzard]].
  
Memories:
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*[[Who will keep Tami in line?]] ([[Harlan Kerr]])
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'''1995 Chicago'''<br>
*[[A Great Lady of the Stage]] ([[Ben-Andy Hein]])
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'''MY KIND OF TOWN'''
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''This was the 10th Anniversary of the Honky Tonk Queen contest, and began with a rousing rendition of The Cellblock Tango, featuring all living former Queens, as well as the remains of Sybil, although she had died during a botched abortion at the hands of an unlicensed veterinarian two years earlier. And although dead two years, she actually looked better than she had alive. Hmmm.''
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The contest has two memories attached, Lois’s and Tami’s.
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Lois writes: ''My convention, my town, my win. Me, Me, Me! Oh yeah, a note to all of those people who asked how long Lil Biddydick and I worked on our “no speaking” routine. Exactly 30 seconds prior to the beginning of the contest. I didn’t want to run at all - couldn’t stand being the “Susan Lucci” of the Honky Tonk Queen contest again. And let’s be honest - if the judges had been as smart as the judges the following year, Elvis would have won in Chicago. Thank God I didn’t have to try to live that one down. I really think that would have been the final nail in Lois’ coffin. For those of you who had the fleeting thought “GOOD!,” bite me, okay?
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Tami writes: ''Worst mistake we ever made!!!''<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20090715083057/http://www.iagsdc.org:80/main/awards/page/queendetail.php?selyear=1995 2005 IAGSDC Website]</ref>
  
  
Paul Weiss remembers:
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===Obituary===
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[[media:GC102p20.pdf|Obituary from Gay Chicago Magazine (pdf)]]
  
I don't think I ever actually had a conversation with Mike or Lois, but I was always glad s/he was around. I'm having trouble articulating this, but I felt like s/he had an aura of vitality and meaningfulness. Whenever s/he was around, things were more full of life, and whatever was going it, it seemed to matter more. Convention won't be the same with you, dear!
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[[File:1995_Lois_SUi4.jpg|200px|right]]
  
Paul Perrotta remembers:
 
  
I didn't know Lois/Mike very well at all.
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===Recollections===
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*[[Who will keep Tami in line?]] ([[Harlan Kerr]])
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*[[A Great Lady of the Stage]] ([[Ben-Andy Hein]])
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*[[An Aura of Vitality]] ([[Paul Weiss]])
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*[[Makeup]] ([[Paul Perotta]])
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*"LONG LIVE LOIS!" ([[Wardson Lambert]])
  
At one of the recent conventions (DC? Denver?), Lois and [[Tami]] and Lou Menaria sat at my table during the banquet. We were way in the back of the room. The girls arrived in full makeup (all those colors!) and hair, with cocktails, and sat down for a normal dinner - you know, like you do. Lois sat next to me. I have never, ever in my life laughed as hard or as long as I did then. Not only were the ladies - and I use that term as loosely as I possibly can - on a roll, but Mike made little comments under his breath that I'm sure only I could hear: comments about the other two ladies, comments about the food, comments about that outfit...
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[https://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=r4Q14G7rL-o Lois' Farewell Performance] at the 2010 [[Honky Tonk Queen]] contest in Chicago. (Note: this link opens a YouTube page.)
  
At one point Mike opened his purse to reapply. It was an impressive collection of cosmetics! When I told him so, he just stared at me for a moment. "Hon, this is the travel bag when I don't have my main makeup with me. Here, have some." I had to decline because that part of the spectrum wasn't my colors.
 
  
I'm very sad to hear of his passing.
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===Sources===

Latest revision as of 00:20, 18 July 2019

Lois-carmen-dnominator.jpg

Lois Carmen D'Nominator
1 Mar 1956 - 16 Jul 2010
Chi-Town Squares Memorial panel 3LR


This is the landing page for HRH Lois Carmen D'Nominator, crowned 1995 Honky Tonk Queen.

If you have a memory of Lois you would like to share here, please do so.

There is also a page for Lois' alter-ego, Mike Blizzard.


1995 Chicago
MY KIND OF TOWN

This was the 10th Anniversary of the Honky Tonk Queen contest, and began with a rousing rendition of The Cellblock Tango, featuring all living former Queens, as well as the remains of Sybil, although she had died during a botched abortion at the hands of an unlicensed veterinarian two years earlier. And although dead two years, she actually looked better than she had alive. Hmmm.

The contest has two memories attached, Lois’s and Tami’s.

Lois writes: My convention, my town, my win. Me, Me, Me! Oh yeah, a note to all of those people who asked how long Lil Biddydick and I worked on our “no speaking” routine. Exactly 30 seconds prior to the beginning of the contest. I didn’t want to run at all - couldn’t stand being the “Susan Lucci” of the Honky Tonk Queen contest again. And let’s be honest - if the judges had been as smart as the judges the following year, Elvis would have won in Chicago. Thank God I didn’t have to try to live that one down. I really think that would have been the final nail in Lois’ coffin. For those of you who had the fleeting thought “GOOD!,” bite me, okay? Tami writes: Worst mistake we ever made!!![1]


Obituary

Obituary from Gay Chicago Magazine (pdf)

1995 Lois SUi4.jpg


Recollections

Lois' Farewell Performance at the 2010 Honky Tonk Queen contest in Chicago. (Note: this link opens a YouTube page.)


Sources