Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Tribute to Julian Eltinge: Theatre memorabilia

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 30, 2010 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Media, The Movement, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: drag queens, female impersonator, gay history, Julian Eltinge, LGBT history, theatre memorabilia, trans performers, vintage photo

America's first great professional trans stage performer, Julian Eltinge, was a subject of intrigue, romance, and controversy. According to W.C. Fields, "When Julian Eltinge enters a room, all the women swoon and all the men leave for the smoking room."

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Learn more about Julian Eltinge at Wiki and Julian Eltinge at Julian's Piano Bar.


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According to wikipedia, he was what we'd think of a drag queen today. Go drag!