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Young "Girl" in Curls

Young "Girl" in Curls | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A young boy sits while getting his hair curled with an electric curling iron. According to an article that appeared in the January 9, 1939 <i>Life</i> magazine, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 1 of Grace Episcopal Church in Sheboygan, which performed two shows of a "burlesque" version of "Romeo and Juliet." All roles were played by boys aged 9-17. The script and songs were written by Father William Elwell, Episcopal minister, who also directed and accompanied on piano. Many liberties were taken with the plot (such as having a happy ending, with Romeo rescuing Juliet from the tomb), and the embellishments of modern slang, songs and dances provided the audience with endless laughs.
DESCRIPTION
A young boy sits while getting his hair curled with an electric curling iron. According to an article that appeared in the January 9, 1939 Life magazine, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 1 of Grace Episcopal Church in Sheboygan, which performed two shows of a "burlesque" version of "Romeo and Juliet." All roles were played by boys aged 9-17. The script and songs were written by Father William Elwell, Episcopal minister, who also directed and accompanied on piano. Many liberties were taken with the plot (such as having a happy ending, with Romeo rescuing Juliet from the tomb), and the embellishments of modern slang, songs and dances provided the audience with endless laughs.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:24396
Creation Date:November 1938
Creator Name:Scherschel, Frank
City:Sheboygan
County:Sheboygan
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Scherschel, Frank Joseph, 1907-1981 : Frank Joseph Scherschel photographs, 1907-1981
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 3886(3)
Original Dimensions:11 x 13 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Life magazine article includes additional photographs not in our collections.
SUBJECTS
Female impersonators
Scouts and scouting
Clothing and dress
Costume
Bathrooms
Children and adults
Hairstyles
Indoor photography
Theaters

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