Yvonne 'Miss Dixie' Fasnacht, bar proprietor, dies at age 101 | NOLA.com

Yvonne “Miss Dixie” Fasnacht, the fun-loving, no-nonsense proprietor of two New Orleans bars where gay men and lesbians could socialize comfortably long before anyone thought of coming out of the closet, died Sunday at her Metairie home. She was 101. Dixie’s Bar of Music, which was in the Central Business District for a decade before Ms. Fasnacht moved it to Bourbon Street in 1949, became a landmark that attracted such luminaries as the ballerina Margot Fonteyn, the actors Helen Hayes and Danny Kaye, newsman Walter Cronkite and U.S. Rep. F. Edward Hébert...

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