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The first recorded Drag Queens and Bert Savoy



The first recorded drag queens date back to the 1800s in the United States and England, where male impersonators would dress up in women's clothes and perform on stage. One of the most famous examples from this era was Bert Savoy, who became known for his drag performances in Vaudeville shows in the early 1900s. Over time, drag has evolved and now encompasses a wide range of styles, from comedic and over-the-top to more glamorous and sophisticated performances.



Bert Savoy was a drag queen who was active in the New York City drag scene during the 1950s and 1960s. He was known for his flamboyant performances, outrageous costumes, and witty humor. Savoy became a regular performer at the famous Club 82, where he developed a following among both gay and straight audiences. Despite the taboo nature of his work, he became a beloved figure in the entertainment world and is remembered as a trailblazer in the history of drag.


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