Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Showpeople - dressing up !

Showpeople love nothing better than dressing up, sometimes the more outrageous the better; here's a few cross-dressing ....

Who's that lady?

1960 was a very busy year for Laurence Olivier - not only getting the new National Theatre up and running, he also filmed his iconic Archie Rice in THE ENTERTAINER, and stole Kubrick's SPARTACUS with his icy Crassus, here having a sauna with John Gavin (and his impressive chest), in between propositioning Tony Curtis and also having designs on Jean Simmons!
He also dragged up for a comedy routine in that year's NIGHT OF 100 STARS, an annual charity event at the London Palladium. He ladyfriend here is of course Kenneth More .... did they go out in public for a dare?
And here's Oliver, Vivien Leigh and John Mills entertaining at the 1956 Royal Film Performance. 

Bing Crosby also slipped on a frock for an amusing scene in HIGH TIME, also 1960 - and looks alarmingly like Agnes Moorehead. 
Danny Kaye was also partial to a bit of cross-dressing fun, as in  ON THE DOUBLE       and of course he and Bing couldn't resist that "Sisters" number in WHITE CHRISTMAS!

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