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"The twentieth century way": female impersonation and sexual practice in turn-of-the century America.

@article{Ullman1995TheTC,
  title={"The twentieth century way": female impersonation and sexual practice in turn-of-the century America.},
  author={S. Ullman},
  journal={Journal of the history of sexuality},
  year={1995},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          573-600
        }
}
  • S. Ullman
  • Published 1995
  • History, Medicine
  • Journal of the history of sexuality
  • WHEN FEMALE impersonator Julian Eltinge appeared on stage before early twentieth-century vaudeville audiences, his artistry amazed them. To listen to contemporary critics, one might suspect that no one had ever effected so successful an artifice as Eltinge's remarkable portrayal of the female form. Swirling in a cascade of color and movement, Eltinge showcased his femininity while singing and dancing in a variety of "international" presentations. A flushed 1909 Variety critic noted that in… CONTINUE READING
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