Lionel Batiste on “Men as Baby Dolls” from Offbeat 2000

Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Lionel Batiste on “Men as Baby Dolls” from Offbeat 2000

Lionel Batiste loved “to talk about the Baby Dolls and the Million Dollar Baby Dolls, a wild Carnival tradition from days gone by. “You’d come out in the morning and there’d be men and women dressed in the little baby doll outfits,” he says. “Then they’d go back in and come out as the Million Dollar Baby Dolls, a whole different outfit. They had the lace stockings, and they would put money all around their thighs, big bills, hundred dollar bills, to where you couldn’t see a portion of their legs. It was fun.”

Text Source: http://www.offbeat.com/2000/10/01/uncle-lionel/

Photo Source: http://photos.nola.com/photogallery/2012/07/uncle_lionel_batiste_6.html