Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just a Thought: Hedy Jo Star



Coming across this ebay auction made me think about Hedy Jo Star, the famous burlesque costumer and stripteaser who was also one of the first, if not THE first, subjects of sex reassignment surgery, and who operated drag shows on the carnival circuit throughout the 1950s.

More about Hedy on Sideshowworld.com

And while we're talking trans, here's a youtube tribute to one of my favorite trans performers--not a stripper, but also not without influence on my aesthetics:

Jayne County on Youtube.

And, since I'm as wound up and obsessed as everybody else at election time, back to politics!

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