Henri Defreyn in drag as a geisha. Process print after G. Dupont, 19--.
- [between 1900 and 1999?]
- Part of:
- The James Gardiner Collection. Photographs.
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About this work
Henri Defreyn performing a parody of Sada Yacco, geisha and actress. The extremely popular Japanese entertainer Sada Yacco had toured the world 1900-1903 and caused a sensation wherever she went. She seems to have been as much a favourite with the drag queens of the 1900s as Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland were later in the century.
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Where to find it
Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'
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