Digital Transgender Archive

Soldiers Concert Party (1914-1918)

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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 short dancer's dress and a striped cape; also another one in black face and drag -- changing race and sex all at once. They are all leaning together and goofing off; a clown grabbing the soldier's helmet and putting it on; etc. - looks like a curtain call. Then a shot of this wacky troupe prancing off stage through a door with words above 'Artistes Entrance'; where a man in civilian suit sees them off. Comedy; theatre; actors; costumes; funny.

Item Information:

Identifier
4x51hj112
Collection
Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
Institution
British Pathé
Date Issued
circa 1918
Genre
Motion Pictures
Topic(s)
Actors
Arts and entertainment occupations
Drag
Female impersonators
Military
Racism
Theatre
World war I
Resource Type
Moving image
Language
English
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