As the popularity of vaudeville declined following World War I, cross-dressing performances transitioned to nightclubs and burlesque revues. Accordingly, the next woman to achieve celebrity status in men’s formal wear was Gladys Bentley, an African-American blues singer popular during the Harlem Renaissance. She appeared in the 1920s at Harry Hansberry's "Clam House", one of New York City's most notorious gay speakeasies, and headlined in the early thirties.
Ida Lupino // Her First Affaire is a 1932 British drama film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Ida Lupino, George Curzon and Diana Napier. It was based on a play by Merrill Rogers and Frederick J. Jackson. Cast Ida Lupino - Anne George Curzon - Carey Merton Diana Napier - Mrs Merton Harry Tate - Major Gore Muriel Aked - Agatha Brent Arnold Riches - Brian Kenneth Kove - Professor Hotspur Helen Haye - Lady Bragden Roland Culver - Drunk Melville Gideon - Melville Gideon