ARCHIVE: Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980

These photos are from the Miss Gay Indiana America pageant that was held at the Hunt & Chase in Indianapolis, Indiana in around 1980.  Amber Richards was stepping down and though Starr LaSalle won that night, due to not attending the national pageant, Cote’ Rossmore was later crowned the new Miss Gay Indiana America 1980.

The pageant stage was set up on the dance floor which was two stories tall and there was a balcony on the third where you could look down onto the dance floor.

Don Wagner was the pageant director.

The placements and awards were:

Included in this archive:

Amber RichardsCote’ RossmoreDon WagnerLana EastmanLaNora Takie – Lisa Moran – Misha DenuveNicole RossStarr LaSalle – Vicki Wilson James

Don Wagner (Pageant Director) is far left.  Left to right in the  group at the front is Cote' Rossmore, Lana Eastman and Misha Denuve. In the back are Amber Richards, Starr LaSalle and someone who still needs identified. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Don Wagner (Pageant Director) is far left. Left to right in the group at the front is Cote’ Rossmore, Lana Eastman and Misha Denuve. In the back are Amber Richards, Starr LaSalle and someone who still needs identified. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Amber Richards | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Amber Richards | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
The parade of White for the Miss Gay Indiana America 1980. LaNora Takie is in the center. Behind her left shoulder is Nicole Ross. Don Wagner and Cote' Rossmore are in the far back. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
The parade of White for the Miss Gay Indiana America 1980. LaNora Takie is in the center. Behind her left shoulder is Nicole Ross. Don Wagner and Cote’ Rossmore are in the far back. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora doing On Stage Question with Host Don Wagner. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora doing On Stage Question with Host Don Wagner. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie in Sportswear. Amber Richards and Don Wagner are on the back stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie in Sportswear. Amber Richards and Don Wagner are on the back stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie in Evening Gown. Amber Richards and Don Wagner are on the back stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie in Evening Gown. Amber Richards and Don Wagner are on the back stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie ready for Evening Gown. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie ready for Evening Gown. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie ready for Evening Gown. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie ready for Evening Gown. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie starting her Talent.  The talent was  talent was "Why'd You Do What You Did into Money" and she changed costumes on stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie starting her Talent. The talent was “Why’d You Do What You Did into Money” and she changed costumes on stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie starting her Talent.  The talent was  talent was "Why'd You Do What You Did into Money" and she changed costumes on stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie starting her Talent. The talent was “Why’d You Do What You Did into Money” and she changed costumes on stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie starting her Talent.  The talent was  talent was "Why'd You Do What You Did into Money" and she changed costumes on stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie starting her Talent. The talent was “Why’d You Do What You Did into Money” and she changed costumes on stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie starting her Talent.  The talent was  talent was "Why'd You Do What You Did into Money" and she changed costumes on stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie starting her Talent. The talent was talent was “Why’d You Do What You Did into Money” and she changed costumes on stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Left to Right: LaNora Takie, unknown, unknown, Starr LaSalle, Amber Richards and Cote' Rossmore | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Left to Right: LaNora Takie, unknown, unknown, Starr LaSalle, Amber Richards and Cote’ Rossmore | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Roberto Udan aka Lisa Moran and Starr LaSalle | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Roberto Udan aka Lisa Moran and Starr LaSalle | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie waiting to do talent. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
LaNora Takie waiting to do talent. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Cote' Rossmore, LaNora Takie and Lana Eastman back stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Cote’ Rossmore, LaNora Takie and Lana Eastman back stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Lana Eastman and LaNora Takie |Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Lana Eastman and LaNora Takie |Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Vicki Wilson James | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Vicki Wilson James | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Roberto Udan aka Lisa Moran and Miss Vicki Wilson James back stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980
Roberto Udan aka Lisa Moran and Miss Vicki Wilson James back stage. | Miss Gay Indiana America | The Hunt & Chase (Indianapolis, Indiana) | Circa 1980