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LGBTQ* Performance Artists in History

Barbette (Texas, b. 1904)

“Women think about love more than men; that’s because men think more about women.”—Barbette

Barbette was a female impersonator who took Paris by storm in the late 1920’s. Barbette’s performances included aerial acts, trapeze, and stunning costumes, Barbette would close the show by removing his wig and declaring himself an man to adoring fans. 

Additional History?

Julie Andrews character(s) in Victor/Victoria is (loosely) based on Barbette. Note: Victor/Victoria is based on a series of previous films (including titles: Viktor und Victoria (1933) and First a Girl (1935) ), which Barbette was the inspiration for. 

Barbette was photographed by Man Ray.

 

Information from: 

Greif, Martin. The Gay Book of Days: An Evocatively Illustrated Who’s Who of Who Is, Was, May Have Been, Probably Was, and Almost Certainly Seems to Have Been Gay during the past 5,000 Years. Secaucus, NJ: L. Stuart, 1982. 

1st Photo Source:  Male Soul Makeup

Barbette aka Vander Clyde

Female impersonator, high wire performer and trapeze artist 1920s – 1930s

2nd Photo Source:  Gorgonetta’s Tumblr

Barbette - Photography by Man Ray

 

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