Gay Morning America Excerpt: Tribute to Lynne Carter

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Gay Morning America Excerpt: Tribute to Lynne Carter

Description

Tribute to Lynne Carter, entertainer and actor. Carter passed away January 11, 1985. This clip was originally created for the TV Series Emerald City, in 1978. Aired during Show #14 (1985/01/16).

Biographical note: Lynne Carter (1924-1985) was a prominent drag performer best known for his long-running show with the Jewel Box Review in the 1950s and 1960s. He was known for his many impersonations of famous actresses and singers such as Pearl Bailey, Josephine Baker, Carol Channing, Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, Fanny Brice, Ethel Merman, and Kay Thompson. In 1971, Carter become the first drag performer to perform at Carnegie Hall. After suffering from AIDS related health problems and surviving multiple heart attacks, Carter died of pneumonia in Manhattan in 1985. His papers are held at the Music Division of the New York Public Library.
Source: Lynne Carter collection, Music Division, The New York Public Library, http://archives.nypl.org/mus/18598.

Type

Moving Image

Date

1985-01-16

Extent

00:03:34

Annotation

Typed in black ink on tape label: "11 Grammercy Park South / New York, New York / 10003 / (212) 473- / MASTER" and handwritten in black ink: "#1"

Language

English

Creator

Emerald City TV Series
Frank O'Dowd

Provenance

Gift of George Sardi

Publisher

The Center

Coverage

New York (N.Y.)

Physical Format

U-matic Videotape

Digital Format

MP4

File Size

265 MB

Digitization Date

2020-09-29

Bibliographic Citation

Gay Morning American Excerpt: Tribute to Lynne Carter, The Gay Center Audio/Visual Collections, [access date], http://gaycenter.prattsi.org/s/av/item/151.

Rights

Copyright held by The Center. No names may be published unless (1) the persons are publicly known as gay, or (2) their permission has been obtained, or (3) they are deceased. Restrictions are only in regards to publication; any researcher may view or copy any document in the collection.

Notes

Tape #1

Subject

Variety Shows (Television Programs)
Public-access Television
Gay community
New York City (N.Y.)

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Gay Morning America Season 2, Show 14 (1985-01-16) Moving Image

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