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K. Scott-Barrie in character as "The entertainer". Photographic postcard, 191-.

Scott-Barrie (The entertainer). Photo, Bacon.

Download the full-sized image of K. Scott-Barrie in character as "The entertainer". Photographic postcard, 191-.

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

He is wearing men's evening dress with lipstick and a beauty spot. Kemsley Scott-Barrie (real name Edward Woolhouse, 1883-1918) was a sea-side concert party entertainer who started his career in Scarborough. He graduated from concert-parties to pantomime and music-hall. He was something of a pioneer in that his female characters were not grotesque dames, but glamorous ladies. In male clothing he presented a distinguished and completely masculine appearance. As a soldier in the Prince of Wales' Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment in World War I, one may assume he took part in concert parties, but he was killed in action in the closing weeks of the war, October 1918. He is buried in France (James Gardiner)

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Identifier
r207tp67h
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1910 to 1919?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
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1 photograph : photoprint ;
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