KARYL NORMAN (1927) Oversize photo
Vintage original 14 x 11″ (36 x 28 cm.) print still photo, USA. Karyl Norman — known as George Francis Peduzzi when not on stage — was a female impersonator (drag queen) 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.
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].