Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on men who impersonate women, generally for purposes of entertainment or comic effect. Works on women who impersonate men, generally for purposes of entertainment or comic effect, are entered under Male impersonators. Works on persons, especially males, who assume the dress and manner of the opposite sex for psychological gratification are entered under Cross-dressers.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Carroll Revue collection
Call Number: MS 1983
Overview: The Carroll Revue was a California-based troupe of female impersonators, founded by drag artist Carroll Wallace in or around 1954, that performed in the United States and abroad. The collection documents the entertainers associated with, and performances staged by, the Revue from approximately 1954 to 1961. The collection is comprised principally of studio photographs, and includes a small amount of printed material consisting of two performance announcements, a brochure, and letter.
Dates: circa 1954-1961
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Carroll Revue collection
Harvey Fierstein papers
Call Number: MS 1864
Overview: The collection documents Harvey Fierstein as author, actor, and gay activist. The papers include scripts, professional correspondence, publicity materials, clippings, legal documents, scrapbooks, photographs, audio recordings, and videotapes.
Dates: 1896-2014, bulk 1971-2006
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Harvey Fierstein papers
International Imperial Court System collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1840
Overview: The collection consists of programs, fliers and handbills, tickets, leaflets, certificates, medals, pins, and other ephemera and memorabilia related to the LGBTQ group the International Court System (ICS), also known as the International Imperial Court System. Materials primarily document activities of individual courts in California and the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s and 1980s, including annual Coronation Balls, drag shows, and other charitable or social events.
Matthew Charles Rosenblum papers
Call Number: MS 1883
Overview: The digital images consist of Cherry Grove celebrities and royalty at various functions, including teas, beauty contests, and the annual Invasion of the Pines. The images are crafted using the digital equivalents of photography, stage makeup, and cosmetic surgery.