Film: 85

Personalities | 1920 | Silent | B/W


Most of you are familiar with Ella Shields the dapper male impersonator always immaculately dressed in male attire.

A man shows woman in hat and fur coat a selection of ties.
'Ella in her most popular characterisation 'Burlington Bertie'

Ella Shields dressed as Burlington Bertie tilts hat. She walks down streetwith newspaper and stick and stands looking at newspaper. On the street flirts with a woman who responds, she dips her hat and swaggers a bit. she seems amused at her success, could be seen as a gay / lesbian encounter

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