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  1. Aunty In The Drawing Room

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Unknown
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Comedy, Crossdressing, Drag
    Description: Man dressed in drag as formidable middle aged woman sitting gesticulating into camera. Fragment of a comedy - 'Aunty In The Drawing Room". Man dressed in drag as formidable middle aged woman ...
  2. Quick Change Artist (1967)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Apr. 20, 1967
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Cabaret, Crossdressing, Drag queens
    Subject: Ricky Renee
    Description: L/S of a Rolls Royce arriving at Ricky Renee's cabaret club (it passes the Fortune Theatre) in daylight. A glamorous blonde in a fur stole gets out of the car; this turns out to really be cabaret s...
  3. Roberta Wins Hill Climb

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Sep. 5, 1957
    Topics: MtFs, Shelsley Walsh Hill-climb Race, Sporting events, Transgender people
    Subject: Roberta Cowell
    Description: Roberta Cowell (wartime fighter pilot who had sex change operation) wearing head scarf round her head, examining the engine of her car with a mechanic in the pits, camera pans up and we look down o...
  4. Christine Jorgensen Broadway Debut (1954)

    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: 1954
    Topics: Gender realignment surgery, Theatre, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen
    Description: Christine Jorgensen makes her debut on Broadway. Christine Jorgensen, the ex-GI who had a sex change makes her Broadway debut. New York, United States of America (USA). MS nightclub 'Latin Q...
  5. News Flashes- New York- Woman of the Year (1953)

    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Mar. 16, 1953
    Topics: Awards, Gender realignment surgery, MtFs, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen
    Description: Christine Jorgenson receives an award for contribution to science for her gender realignment surgery.
  6. Sex Change GI Back in USA (1914)

    Collection: Christine Jorgensen Collection
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: 1949
    Topics: Gender realignment surgery, Military occupations, MtFs, Transgender people
    Subject: Christine Jorgensen
    Description: Soldier Christine Joregensen had a sex change in Denmark and returns home to the US. V. Towards, Christine Jorgensen alighting from 'plane. LV. Towards, Christine walking through crowd. SCU. Chr...
  7. Look Out!, Mcgregor And West (1944)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 3, 1944
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Description: Comedy act of two men in drag as old women in Victorian costume - no soundtrack. Various shots of a variety act consisting of two men in drag as old women in Victorian dress. One visits the othe...
  8. MacGregor and West Issue, Swing Time (1943)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 27, 1943
    Topics: Actors, Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators, Marriage
    Description: Comedians from Windmill Theatre, MacGregor and West, do sketch set in a matrimonial agency. One of them is the owner of the marriage agency, the other is dressed in drag as a cantankerous old widow.
  9. MacGregor and West Issue, Side Line (1942)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: May 11, 1942
    Topics: Actors, Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Description: Animated title introducing comedians MacGregor and West of the Windmill Theatre. They perform a comedy sketch in a solicitor's office set. MacGregor is a solicitor and West (in drag) is a cantanker...
  10. Stepping Out, Warden and West Issue (1939)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 5, 1939
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Description: Warden and West, comedy stars of the Windmill Theatre: the duo are male comedians in drag playing parts of saucy old Irish women, Biddy and Fanny. The set is designed to look like a park, the two s...
  11. Okay For Hounds, Warden And West Issue (1937)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 21, 1937
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Description: Windmill Theatre drag act - Biddy and Fanny (aka comedians Warden and West). Various shots of two men dressed as old ladies sitting in a set of a drawing room. They bicker and complain about the st...
  12. Ella Shields (1937)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Jan. 7, 1937
    Topics: Characters, Crossdressing, Male impersonators, Songs
    Subject: Ella Shields
    Description: Ella Shields, cross dressed and with glasses, singing `I'm Not All There' seated at office desk with several telephones and papers on it.
  13. Meet The Girl Who Became A Man (1937)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: 1937
    Topics: FtMs, Gender identity, Masculinity, Transgender people
    Subject: Peter Alexander
    Description: Peter Alexander, interviewed in Sydney, born and brought up as Mavis Higgins in New Zealand, speaks of his sex change from female to male. He discusses the aspects of his personality when younger w...
  14. Following in Father's Footsteps, No. 2, with Ralph Coram and Bill Coram (1935)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: May 27, 1935
    Topics: Actors, Arts and entertainment occupations, Celebrities, Crossdressing, Dance, Drag, Families
    Subject: Betty Errol, Bill Coram, Edith Grossmith, Ralph Coram
    Description: Ralph Coram hosts an entertainment segment featuring the children of famous performers. Performances include song, dance, and drag. L/S's and M/S's of Ralph Coram standing next to a microphone i...
  15. 1950? (1933)

    Collection: Audio and Video: Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Aug. 24, 1933
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Dancers, Drag
    Description: Men in drag perform a high kick routine. "Will it ever come to this?" M/S of a group of actors being made up for a stage performance. They are all boys in drag. The drag queens stand with th...