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Jimmy O'Dea in character as Mrs. Biddy Mulligan. Photograph, 195-.

Jimmy O'Dea.

Download the full-sized image of Jimmy O'Dea in character as Mrs. Biddy Mulligan. Photograph, 195-.

Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.

The actor, in drag, wears a pencil skirt with dark jacket; holding a phone prop whilst in front of a white background. A page from an autograph book of the type popular in the UK 1920s-1960s. The catalogued item bears the ink signature of Irish character actor and comedian Jimmy O'Dea, costumed as his best known character Mrs. Biddy Mulligan. The verso bears the ink autograph of the bandleader Lou Preager (1906-1972)

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Item Information:

Identifier
0p0967178
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1950 to 1959?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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