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Gladys Bentley

Early magazine and newspaper articles

1936 to 1944

Above, wish I could hear "Nothing Perplexes Like the Sexes, Because
When You See Them Switch, You Can't Tell Which Is Which"

Sadly, the photo below doesn't come out, would have been terrific...

   

Below two clippings, a quick diversion...I grabbed the scans as they documented
the closing of Connie's Inn, but then got interested in one of the club's stars, Valiada Snow

   

1937

Trouble in Philadelphia....

Above center, first mention of "Gladys Isn't Gratis Anymore"

Above, note Jackie (Moms) Mabley on the bill

In 1937 or 1938, Bentley moved to Los Angeles

1938

  

male impersonator?

below, now in Los Angeles

  

1939

  

   

   

1940

  

 

1941

1942

     

1943

1944

   

singing "Sweet Violets," "The Boys Up at Yale," & "Christopher Columbus"

   

  

  

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