Ella Shields : Male Impersonator (drag) :28cm x20cm Music Hall, Variety, Vaudeville performer

£15.00

1x  Approx 28cm x 20cm  B&W publicity photo.

Ella Shields was one of the most celebrated male impersonators.  Born in Maryland USA in 1879,  Ella began her career in Vaudeville in the US before she was lured to London in 1904, where she went onto rival Vesta Tilley as one of the most celebrated male impersonators on the Music Hall & Variety circuit until her retirement in 1929. She returned to the stage in 1952 , when she collapsed on stage and died 3 days later.

This must date from the 1920s , stamped on reverse, damaged at top and bottom.

Description

1x  Approx 28cm x 20cm  B&W publicity photo.

Ella Shields was one of the most celebrated male impersonators.  Born in Maryland USA in 1879,  Ella began her career in Vaudeville in the US before she was lured to London in 1904, where she went onto rival Vesta Tilley as one of the most celebrated male impersonators on the Music Hall & Variety circuit until her retirement in 1929. She returned to the stage in 1952 , when she collapsed on stage and died 3 days later.

This must date from the 1920s , stamped on reverse, damaged at top and bottom.