Digital Transgender Archive
Douglas Byng in high glamour drag in the early fifties: he wears a white fur stole, has styled blonde hair and wears a long white dress, standing in front of an embossed leather screen. The English actor and cabaret performer Douglas Byng (1893-1987) was one of the great stars of the English variety stage. He appears here in 'Glamour Dame' drag, a genre which he was instrumental in developing in the 1920s. Before that, pantomime dames were grotesque parodies making no attempt at 'female impersonation'
Part of James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
- Date Issued
Jan. 1, 1952
- Resource Type
- Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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