Another lost moment in a found photo
Years before plastic surgery or sex change operations were invented, Donald Weisbaum
(seen here as his torch-song personna, Estrella Celeste) was doomed to never actually be
a convincing woman. His nose prevented him from finding his fortune, despite his voice
being so soulful. He was going to take a dive off this bridge but the thought of snagging
his hose [either variety] on the way over the rail made him think twice, and the epiphany
made him delve further into his theatre work. His life served as an inspiration for later
unpretty female impersonators such as Harvey Fierstein and Divine; he died last month at age 80.

Another photo courtesy of Hunter Antiques. No writing on the back, not even a process date.

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