(LGBTQ stage) KARYL NORMAN (1927)


(LGBTQ stage)  KARYL NORMAN (1927)  Vintage original 14 x 11” (36 x28 cm.) photo.  A bit of chipping and a few small marginal tears, very good or better.  With the blindstamp of photographer John de Mirjian in bottom right corner, and photographer’s ink stamp and pencil notations on verso.  [New York: Frank L. Teller, 1927].
Karyl Norman was a transgendered (female impersonator) performer (known as George Francis Peduzzi when not on stage) who, at the time, was popular in vaudeville and night clubs under the moniker “the Creole Fashion Plate.”  This photo was taken for the Broadway show Lady Do, in which she played four different roles and also designed the costumes.

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