Willie Manders in drag and in men's attire. Photographic postcard, 1914.
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- The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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About this work
Manders is shown seated holding a large feathery fan; and also standing, leaning on the bench gazing down at himself in drag. A clever photo-montage published as publicity for Willie Manders's concert appearances in Scarborough. Manders was a popular Rhyl-based female impersonator: he and his troupe 'The Quaintesques' were concert party entertainers from the early 1920's right up to World War II. Billie was a performer from a very early age and a a pioneer of 'glamour drag', presenting a less exaggerated female appearance.
Where to find it
Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'
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