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Ex-G.I., Now a Woman, Returns to U.S.

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Christine Jorgensen speaks at a 1952 New York City press conference after her gender realignment surgery. Title card: "Ex G. I., Now a Woman, Returns to U. S." superimposed over transwoman Christine Jorgensen, formerly George Jorgensen, Jr., deplaning from Scandinavian Airlines jet and walking down airstairs / MS Jorgensen, in turban and fur coat, approaches as she walks on tarmac / photographers shoot photos as she walks through crowd with police officers / Jorgensen at press conference; she smiles, waves hand bearing cigarette, poses for photos at bank of microphones / man at left interviews her, SOT asks if she has been offered a movie contract; SOT Jorgensen: "yes, but I haven't accepted it"; SOT interviewer asks if she has plans re theater; SOT Jorgensen: "no, I don't think so"; SOT interviewer: going on with photography? SOT Jorgensen, smiling: "I hope so, yes" / pan bank of video cameras at back of room / SOT Jorgensen re not having any plans at the moment, '"'I thank you all for coming, but I think it's too much"; she departs podium

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Identifier
dn39x173n
Collection
Christine Jorgensen Collection
Institution
Sherman Grinberg Film Library
Date Created
Feb. 1, 1953
Genre
Motion Pictures
Subject(s)
Christine Jorgensen
Places
New York
Topic(s)
Army
Clothing
Gender realignment surgery
MtFs
Press conferences
Resource Type
Moving image
Digital Format
39 seconds
Language
English
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