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Douglas Byng in drag. Photograph, 1950.

[ca. 1950]
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He is wearing a fluffy outfit, spectacles and styled dark hair; smiling beyond the eye-line of the viewer. A fan photograph of Douglas Byng circa 1950 in one of his numerous cabaret performances, where with the aid of a few props, new characters could be created in a jiffy. He wrote all his own material, including comic songs relying heavily on double-entendre and innuendo of a sexual nature that were considered extremely risqué, and some of which achieved the distinction of being 'banned by the BBC' (James Gardiner)


[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [ca. 1950]

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1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 13.9 x 8.6 cm


Wellcome Library no. 2045286i

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