Terry Gardener in drag. Photograph, 1946.

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Terry Gardener in drag. Photograph, 1946. In copyright. Source: Wellcome Collection.

About this work


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1946.

Physical description

1 photograph : print ; 13.5 x 8.8 cm


Terry Gardener Lettering printed in black on bottom recto. "We were in the forces" 12/8/46 (written in green ink. top verso) To "Props" with my every good wish, Terry (written in blue ink, bottom recto)


Photograph of Terry Gardener wearing a white dress; turning away from the viewer slightly, with dark curly hair.
The following description was provided by James Gardiner: "A publicity photograph, signed in ink by Terry Gardener. Terry Gardener and Alan Haynes were two of the original stars of 'We were in the Forces', one of the first touring drag revues which toured the UK successfully from 1944 into the early 1950s. Terry's hair and make-up in this photograph is clearly influenced by the British film star Margaret Lockwood, at the height of her fame in this period."
This work is untitled: the title has been supplied by the cataloguer.


Wellcome Collection 2045326i


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