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Julien Eltinge collection

Julien Eltinge collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Julien Eltinge collection
Creator: Eltinge, Julian, 1883-1941
Inclusive Dates: 1910-1919
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4541
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Julian Eltinge was an American stage and film actor best known as an early drag performer (female impersonator), first debuting in this role on Broadway in 1904. Eltinge would later expand his career from performing in Vaudeville and musical comedies to starring roles in Hollywood feature films, broadening his audience and influence.

Scope and Content

The collection includes 4 songbooks, 1 theater playbill, a postcard, a printed illustrative cigar box label, and an original photo signed by early drag performer, Julian Eltinge.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Julien Eltinge collection, ms4541, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Female impersonators
Vaudeville -- Photographs.
Vaudeville -- United States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Photographs and ephemera, 1910-1919