|Title||Jackie Starr in strip tease costume, 1939 |
|Notes||Autographed by Starr.|
Used as the cover photograph for "An Evening in the Garden of Allah."
PH Coll 673.328
|Contextual Notes||Called "the most beautiful man in America" by gossip columnist Walter Winchel, and "the male Gypsy Rose Lee", Jack Starr (stage name, Jackie Starr) was one of the most successful female impersonators at the Garden of Allah. Born in 1915, Starr was a classically trained singer, a ballet dancer, an actor, and an excellent striptease artist. By 1929, he was performing in drag in Chicago and during the 1930s, he performed in New York. He joined the Jewel Box Revue in the late 1930s and moved to the west coast by 1940. He headlined at the Garden of Allah for the next ten years. Around 1950, Starr married a man named Bill Scott. The two remained together until Scott's death sometime in the late 1960s. Starr died in the late 1980s. |
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Female impersonators--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Starr, Jack |
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Society and Culture Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Don Paulson and Skippy LaRue photograph collection. PH Coll 673 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from an original photograph using a ScanMaker 6800 at 100-175 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2008. |