|Red Patent Leather|
|Live album by New York Dolls|
|New York Dolls chronology|
Red Patent Leather is a 1984 live album by the earlier disbanded New York Dolls. It was recorded in New York a decade earlier, in March 1975, just a month before the group broke up while on tour in Florida. 
The New York performance was recorded at the "Little Hippodrome" club. The shows were the last performed by the group in New York, and as such they made the small, unusual venue famous. The venue itself closed later that same year.
The entire show was included in the 'From Here To Eternity' boxset, featuring the tracks on disc 3.
Band performances were rare at the "Little Hippodrome", a drag and comedy club which was located at 227 East 56th Street, between Second and Third Avenues. The club was named after the Hippodrome Theatre, a nearby landmark Theatre District building in Midtown Manhattan that had been torn down in 1939.
The group dressed in red for the show and decorated the club with a faux communist red theme, and dubbed the event 'Red Patent Leather' in their press release, which explained:
The press release also claimed that the intended backdrop behind the stage would even include "a huge red flag bearing the hammer and sickle"