Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

African-American drag comedy: vintage albums

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 08, 2010 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: African-American, trans history, vintage female impersonator, vintage trans

Two now-obscure performers hamming it up to hilarious effects. I know nothing about them but their truly strange album covers speak volumes. Hope anyone doing research in this area can tell us more about them. So much has been lost: it's up to all of us to preserve whatever we can find.

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Do you have the albums themselves?

Gloria Brame | April 8, 2010 4:19 PM

Gosh, no, but I sure wish I did.

Good news! Couldn't resist searching, and sure enough - the 'fairy godmother' album is now on ebay for the 'buy it now' price of $21.00, lol! Not much of a description of it, except 'rated XX!'. I didn't research the other, but plan to....

Ahem...there's the most famous example of it in Flip Wilson and his Geraldine Jones alter ego.