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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Muscato for Christine Jorgensen



The always brilliant Muscato answered the not 
so mysterious mystery not only spot on, 
but fabulously, so I thought it deserved top billing.



"I know, I know!

However, I have to say that when I saw the thumbnail 
small version of the image over on my blogroll, 
my first guess was the Meadows sisters, Audrey and Jayne.

And all else I'll say is that is indeed the estimable 
Mr. Pierce on the right. He's accompanied by a remarkable creature whose emergence into the spotlight could have been marked by the tagline so often associated with Anne Boleyn - "the chop heard 'round the world"



(Maybe this should have been labelled, BEFORE - DURING - AFTER)




Dontcha just love this tweaked Obama poster?



25 comments:

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    1. I admit it, I'm so confused. I'm heading off to the Regal Beagle for enlightenment.

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    2. not sure why you deleted your first comment margaret, i thought it was excellent.

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    3. I deleted it because I was not sure if I would offend (like I ever care). So, here's a version of sorts, and Norma, feel free to embellish at will (gee, you're quick-don't you have any place to go???)
      "Christine Jorgensen went abroad, and came back a broad" (this comment) bothered her. Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, during his earlier career as a calypso singer under the name 'The Charmer', recorded a song about Jorgensen, "Is She Is Or Is She Ain't". (Mental note to self: do NOT read Wiki bios any longer. This is destroying my all of my "Black Power" images.)
      Where did Christine get her funds for these operations, particularly traveling outside of the US on a veteran's pension?
      After my trip to "The Regal Beagle", and after downing 4 virgin Margaritas (I really don't drink, guys), I remembered that in 1978 I worked at a large tech-ish company that had hired a male, who showed up to work the next week wearing women's clothing. She was well over 6 feet tall, wore high heels and granny style frilly dresses, and had large, broad shoulders, and wore a wig of sorts. I once passed her in the hall, and felt unusually short, and was compelled to take her shopping, or at least to "high heel walking" class. Later, the grumbling in the halls went as thus from both sexes: "I don't want HER (or variations) in my bathroom!" So, the company had to take a Janitor's Closet and make it into a make-do restroom for the new employee. This was an education in keeping an open mind for 'the new person' as it's never easy walking down the hall for the first time.
      Today's lesson teaches me not to delete, and think that Norma isn't peering.

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    4. margaret, love this! i think i want to know where her money came from too.

      and props to you for helping out the dude at work. many props.

      and as for deleting, i can't help but peer. it automatically comes
      to me as an email, even if you delete. blogger's nasty that way.

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  2. It IS pretty amazing. She looks like someone's Aunt Enid, in town for the geometry teachers' convention.

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    1. she did, didn't she. and she kind of died like my aunt enid too.

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    1. Oh, Thom, I'm flattered. Meet you at the Beagle.

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    2. Norma, what did Thom say?

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    3. margaret honey, you started a trend and you can't even see it happening!

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    5. It's time for "Ask Norma."

      Dear Norma,
      Should I fake like Muscato's squib? I think the last time I tried most of it got stuck in my epiglottis.
      Also, can you disable the "delete comment? are you sure?" button?
      Signed,
      Fake It Until You Make It

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  4. I'm in the headlines! And for once, not for bad behavior.

    Christine is really quite a sympa character. I have a feeling family money may have played a role, as she lived quite nicely, I believe, all her life, despite only occasionally surfacing as a writer, cabaret performer, lecturer, or what have you. I think I'll do a squib myself about her sometime soon...

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    1. Is that why Louis quit his calypso singing career? Too much competition? I'll wait for your squib on this.

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    2. Come experience the Lady, the Legend, herself. I think she's rather terrif.

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  5. Hurrah for deleted comments day!

    I'll say...

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  6. kabuki is thinking of becoming a cabaret performer. (as if i already wasn't) and kabuki will dedicate every 23rd performance to Christine - for no specific reason at all.

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    1. if you get double-booked with connie francis, i'll be there in the front row!

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  7. In the 1960's my cousin Ricky had Christine Jorgensen's book. I always kinda knew Ricky was gay but I was a kid and didn't understand transgender stuff. No one did back then. He told me that if I read the story I would understand. He then began living as a woman and later, he had the reassignment surgery and became a woman. He's been married three times! You have to give it to Ms. Jorgensen. She did a COURAGEOUS, COURAGEOUS thing and I, for one, admire the hell outta her.

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  8. christine WAS courageous, but cousin ricky was no slouch either....and married THREE TIMES! that girl is on a mission!

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