Wildflower: The Dramatic Life of Barbette -- Round Rocks First and Greatest Drag Queen Kyle Taylor

ISBN: 9781494839598

Published: April 22nd 2014

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383 pages


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Wildflower: The Dramatic Life of Barbette -- Round Rocks First and Greatest Drag Queen  by  Kyle Taylor

Wildflower: The Dramatic Life of Barbette -- Round Rocks First and Greatest Drag Queen by Kyle Taylor
April 22nd 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 383 pages | ISBN: 9781494839598 | 9.26 Mb

“More fun than a sex party!” — BarbetteLong before Ru Paul eyed his first pair of six inch stilettos or Boy George donned his colorful caftan, a handsome young man from the small town of Round Rock, Texas barnstormed the stages of Europe’s mostMore“More fun than a sex party!” — BarbetteLong before Ru Paul eyed his first pair of six inch stilettos or Boy George donned his colorful caftan, a handsome young man from the small town of Round Rock, Texas barnstormed the stages of Europe’s most lavish theaters and night clubs as Barbette, a beautiful aerialist drag queen who became a scandalous sensation throughout the Roaring Twenties.Performing his erotic, high wire and trapeze routine in lavish, feminine regalia, Barbette shocked audiences by revealing the true nature of his gender at the very end of his act.From a child who picked cotton and walked his mother’s clothes line to headlining at the Moulin Rouge in spectacular drag, Wildflower reveals long-forgotten secrets of this enigmatic performer: his arrest in London on morals charges, his bout with polio, his infamous collaborations with some of Hollywood’s greatest stars—Orson Welles, Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland,Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as well as his hidden affair with French surrealist Jean Cocteau.Wildflower captivates with every page, dramatically revealing the startling and at times heart-breaking story of Round Rock’s first and greatest drag queen.



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