Saturday, June 04, 2016

Gay History: Who Was Gladys Bentley?

Written by Shane Smith, Editor, Stonewall Gazette


Who was Gladys Bentley? 


In the video below, LGBT Snapshots delves into the life and career of the acclaimed jazz performer from her early beginnings in a life of poverty to her new life as a drag king performer in 1930's Harlem Renaissance. Chad, the host of LGBT Snapshots shares, "audiences adored her bawdy rewrites of contemporary popular songs."

Afterward, watch Gladys Bentley perform on the TV show "You Bet Your Life" with host, Groucho Marx. Enjoy!

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Watch Gladys Bentley perform on the TV show "You Bet Your Life" with host, Groucho Marx!



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