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The charm of ambiguity

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  • Technical data
  • Format: 16 mm
  • Date: 1974
  • Duration: 58 minutes
  • Writer and director: Richard Olivier
  • Image: Manu Bonmariage
  • Sound: Frans Wentzel
  • Editing: Jan Tavernier
  • Production director: Monique Licht

This document portrays and interviews transvestites working in Parisian music-halls of the seventies. The main objective is to show that these men are primarily entertainers pursuing their career to the best of their ability and talent. Whatever their interpretation of the character they play, these artists often consider life with the humour of despair.Why this craze for transvestites in the seventies?

Why is it that men play the transformist parts and not women? Why do these shows appeal to such a large audience?

These are some of the questions answered in all frankness by Jean-Marie RIVIERE Among the famous portrayed characters are: Diana Ross, Joséphine Baker, Billie Holiday, the Peter Sisters, the Andrew Sisters, Zizi Jeanmaire, Judy Garland, Sarah Bernhardt.

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