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Dick Emery waving in a park. Photograph, 197-.

Sincerely Dick Emery

Download the full-sized image of Dick Emery waving in a park. Photograph, 197-.

He is wearing a patterned tracksuit with matching hat; he is smiling towards the viewer. A publicity release photograph with printed signature of Dick Emery (1915-1983), British comic. Emery was essentially a product of the variety age, performing comic sketches adopting a series of protean character changes. It was the kind of live act that transferred well to television, and his 'Dick Emery Show' was a top-rated draw on that medium from 1963 to 1981. His drag characters were of the pantomime dame variety, but he also presented 'camp' cliché-ed gay stereotypes such as the one depicted in this photograph(James Gardiner).

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

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Item Information:

Identifier
tt44pn099
Collection
James Gardiner 20th Century Drag Postcards
Institution
Wellcome Library
Date Issued
1970 to 1979?
Genre
Photographs
Prints
Topic(s)
Female impersonators
Resource Type
Still Image
Analog Format
1 photograph : photoprint ;
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