Maria Giovanna Farina

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Madame Pattrini (B. Morris Young)1800s: Brigham Young’s son, Brigham Morris Young, made a career in drag performing as Madam Pattrini. Supposedly, his falsetto was so convincing that many audiences did not know he was a man.

Morris Brigham Young’s son, Brigham Morris Young, made a career in drag performing as Madam Pattrini. Supposedly, his falsetto was so convincing that many audiences did not know he was a man.

Mariano Fortuny, Ca' Venier dei Leoni. Festa in costume. La marchesa Casati con Giovanni Boldini e un altro ospite, 1913

Paul-César Helleu, Giovanni Boldini and L. Casati wearing the Indo-persane costume in the garden of Palazzo Venierde Leoni, September 1913 photograph Mariano Fortuny