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Mano-French Female Impersonator

By March 9, 2019 No Comments

This is French female impersonator Mano. I believe she performed at either Madame Arthur or Le Carrousel, female impersonator cabarets in the Montmartre district of Paris, active from the mid-1940s to early 1960s. Unfortunately with the LLTA still in storage, I can’t be sure. (Please support our fundraising campaign so we can get the archive out of storage and make it available for public access.) LLTA has three photos of female impersonators by Champs-Elysees photographer Teddy Piaz. All of them use the white cube Mano is sitting on as a prop in one way or another.

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