K. Scott-Barrie in character as "The entertainer". Photographic postcard, 191-.
- [between 1910 and 1919?]
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About this work
He is wearing men's evening dress with lipstick and a beauty spot. Kemsley Scott-Barrie (real name Edward Woolhouse, 1883-1918) was a sea-side concert party entertainer who started his career in Scarborough. He graduated from concert-parties to pantomime and music-hall. He was something of a pioneer in that his female characters were not grotesque dames, but glamorous ladies. In male clothing he presented a distinguished and completely masculine appearance. As a soldier in the Prince of Wales' Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment in World War I, one may assume he took part in concert parties, but he was killed in action in the closing weeks of the war, October 1918. He is buried in France (James Gardiner)
Where to find it
The James Gardiner Collection
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Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'