01 December 2008

Julian Eltinge: 1883-1941 Victorian Female Impersonator

[Julian Eltinge]
Contributors White Studio (New York, N.Y.) (photographer)
Description Actor and female impersonator Julian Eltinge was born William Dalton in Newtonville, Massachusetts on May 14, 1883 and died in New York City on March 7, 1941. Eltinge performed at Macauley's Theatre in George M. Cohan and Sam H. Harris Minstrels (October 1908); in "The Fascinating Widow" three times in 1912 - 1913 (in dual roles as Hal Blake and Mrs. Monte); and in "Cousin Lucy" (as Jerry Jackson) in 1916. In this full-length portrait, he is dressed as a woman, in a beribboned hat, short sleeveless dress with pleated skirt, tights, and high heels. Inscription on print, lower left: Very sincerely, Julian Eltinge. Location of photo studio: New York (N.Y.)
Subject Portraits
Portrait photographs
Cross dressing
People Pictured Eltinge, Julian, 1883-1941
Production 1908 - 1916
Object Type Gelatin silver printing-out paper prints
Photographic prints
Source 22.6 x 17.5 cm. b&w photographic print. Item no. ULPA 1980.20.0758 in the Macauley's Theatre Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives.
Collection Macauley's Theatre Collection
Collection Website http://digital.library.louisville.edu/collections/macauley/
Digital Publisher University of Louisville Photographic Archives

University Of Louisville Photographic Archive
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