Thursday, August 4, 2011

Christopher Morley Writes


In May 2008, I wrote about actor Christopher Morley, "who femulated in films, television shows, and even the pages of Playboy during the last half of the last century. Morley passed and definitely was not a guy in a dress like some of the femulators you see in films and on television. He was thin, pretty, and had one of the best femulated voices I have ever heard."

In a follow-up blog post, we wondered what had become of Christopher Morley. I researched the matter and could not find anything recent; Morley's last known appearance (according to IMDB) was on an episode of the TV series Roseanne in December 1995."

On Tuesday, out of the blue, I received an e-mail from Christopher Morley!

He wrote how he had never heard of the expression "femulate" before and that he loved it adding that femulate was "so much more accurate than 'female impersonator,'" which he never cared for and "drag queen," which he loathed.

He also e-mailed me his publicity photo (above) from the 1980s when he was a celebrity illusionist at the at the La Cage aux Follies supper club in Los Angeles.

Needless to say, I was flabbergasted to receive an e-mail from a celebrity, especially one who inspired me to femulate and actualize the woman I am today.


  1. S. Lisa SmithAugust 04, 2011

    That is sooo cool. I loved seeing pictures of Christopher when I was younger and he also inspired me. I loved him in Freebie and The Bean!!!

  2. That's great, but what's he doing now?

  3. I guess "seek and ye shall be found" applies here! Very cool!

  4. Hiow wonderful for you, Stana!
    You are getting known among the most celeb femulators!

  5. WOW! You should be flattered!

  6. pass along, that he has LOADS of fans here...
    so many who've loved his work and love to see every single thing he's done...

    Hi Christopher (if you're watching)


  7. I would like to also say nice to hear that he's doing will. I also love his work (hated when he got shot in "Freebie and the Bean")You are right he is so perfect a mix of male/female. God bless him.

  8. As a gender confused 13 year old bisexual/leaning towards gay crossdresser when I saw Freebie And The Bean, seeing Christopher in that role really opened my eyes & gave me something of a role model, (not the character, but Christopher himself), when we didn't have any mainstream role models. great to know he's still around!

  9. Chris Morley played exactly the kynd of mairilyn Monroe impersonator that mark evanier wrote about being murdered in his crossfire comics !