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Julian Eltinge in drag. Photographic postcard, 1907.

The American star 'Eltinge' 18/7/07

Download the full-sized image of Julian Eltinge in drag. Photographic postcard, 1907.

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

He wears a black dress and holds an umbrella; he also wears a large hat with flower decoration. Julian Eltinge (born William Dalton, 1881?-1941), was perhaps the most successful American female impersonator of the twentieth century. By 1904 he was already appearing on Broadway, and by 1910 he was starring in a series of shows designed to display his acting and singing skills, which had long runs on Broadway, and which toured Europe. He appeared on film (notably with Rudolph Valentino) and continued a successful career in clubs and cabarets into the 1930s

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Identifier
2v23vt672
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
Jan. 1, 1907
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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