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  1. MacGregor and West Issue, Side Line (1942)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: May 11, 1942
    Topics: Actors, Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Description: Animated title introducing comedians MacGregor and West of the Windmill Theatre. They perform a comedy sketch in a solicitor's office set. MacGregor is a solicitor and West (in drag) is a cantanker...
  2. MacGregor and West Issue, Swing Time (1943)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Dec. 27, 1943
    Topics: Actors, Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators, Marriage
    Description: Comedians from Windmill Theatre, MacGregor and West, do sketch set in a matrimonial agency. One of them is the owner of the marriage agency, the other is dressed in drag as a cantankerous old widow.
  3. Clothes and the Woman! (1923)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 27, 1923
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Male impersonators
    Subject: Hetty King
    Description: The fabulous Hetty King impersonates various contemporary male types - toff, cowboy, eastender, among others. "Here's a lady whom everybody knows - when on the stage - Guess - " M/S of a drawing...
  4. The Rivals- Some Chippings From the New Splinters Dancing Troupe (1928)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: 1928
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Dancers, Drag, Female impersonators, Performing arts
    Description: A 1920s drag act imitating chorus girls. M/S of what appears to be a troupe of chorus girls doing a high kick routine in the Pathe studio. There is one main dancer and six girls dancing behind. ...
  5. Hetty King And George Mozart Entertain In Aid Of Hospital- Part 2 (1914-1918)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1918
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Male impersonators, Military
    Subject: George Mozart, Hetty King
    Description: Comics Hetty King and George Mozart entertain people for charity. Continued from previous record. Charity event. Hetty King continues to drag man over finish line. M/Ss of Hetty King dancing aro...
  6. Hetty King And George Mozart Entertain In Aid Of Hospital- Part 1 (1914-1918)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1918
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Dance, Drag, Male impersonators, Military
    Subject: George Mozart, Hetty King
    Description: Comics Hetty King and George Mozart entertain people for charity. Charity event. High angle shots of cricket match in progress and running race. M/Ss of comics on stage. One appear to be dressed...
  7. Soldiers Concert Party (1914-1918)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1918
    Topics: Actors, Arts and entertainment occupations, Drag, Female impersonators, Military, Racism, Theatre, World war I
    Description: A group of actors, some in drag, perform a World War I era show. Entertainment; World War One. Military show. Pan across group of actors: A soldier with a bunch of clowns and a guy in drag in a ...
  8. The Jubilee Duettists (1933)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: 1933
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Drag, Female impersonators, Male impersonators, Songs
    Description: The Jubilee Duettists perform the old-fashioned song 'Twickenham Ferry'.
  9. Hon. Quick Change (1930)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Aug. 21, 1930
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Geishas
    Description: Japanese man kneeling down on a podium in front of a curtain. He has two drawers of clothes beside him. He puts on various items of clothing and turns himself into a Geisha Girl - a Japanese Drag Q...
  10. Following in Father's Footsteps, No. 2, with Ralph Coram and Bill Coram (1935)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: May 27, 1935
    Topics: Actors, Arts and entertainment occupations, Celebrities, Crossdressing, Dance, Drag, Families
    Subject: Betty Errol, Bill Coram, Edith Grossmith, Ralph Coram
    Description: Ralph Coram hosts an entertainment segment featuring the children of famous performers. Performances include song, dance, and drag. L/S's and M/S's of Ralph Coram standing next to a microphone i...
  11. Look Out!, Mcgregor And West (1944)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Jul. 3, 1944
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Description: Comedy act of two men in drag as old women in Victorian costume - no soundtrack. Various shots of a variety act consisting of two men in drag as old women in Victorian dress. One visits the othe...
  12. Meet The Girl Who Became A Man (1937)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: 1937
    Topics: FtMs, Gender identity, Masculinity, Transgender people
    Subject: Peter Alexander
    Description: Peter Alexander, interviewed in Sydney, born and brought up as Mavis Higgins in New Zealand, speaks of his sex change from female to male. He discusses the aspects of his personality when younger w...
  13. Okay For Hounds, Warden And West Issue (1937)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Oct. 21, 1937
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Crossdressing, Drag, Female impersonators
    Description: Windmill Theatre drag act - Biddy and Fanny (aka comedians Warden and West). Various shots of two men dressed as old ladies sitting in a set of a drawing room. They bicker and complain about the st...
  14. Degree Day Rag By Trinity Students (1926)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: Jun. 10, 1926
    Topics: Drag, Stereotypes, Universities
    Description: Various shots of students in fancy dress messing about on the steps to an old college building; some are dressed in drag, others as racial stereotypes (Arabs, African tribesmen etc.) and historical...
  15. The Laughter Cure (1914-1918)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video, Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: British Pathé
    Creator:
    Date: 1914
    Topics: Arts and entertainment occupations, Drag, Male impersonators
    Subject: Ernie Lotinga, Hetty King
    Description: Ernie Lotinga and Hettie King amuse wounded. Wounded and convalescent soldiers watch two entertainers in grounds of large building. Lotinga dressed as comical sailor, King as a man in suit. Audienc...