Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Lady Olivier: backstage memorabilia

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | April 28, 2010 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History
Tags: Laurence Olivier in drag, trans interest, vintage

Fabulous rare photo of Sir Laurence Olivier preparing for a female role (...or perhaps a date with Danny Kaye).

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Sir Larry was/is much beloved in the UK for his participation in Christmas pantos, which is probably when this was taken. Invariably his part would be the monstrous evil step mother or something akin, and he chewed the scenery with great gusto.