Saturday, June 1, 2024

Never a crossdressing borrower or lender be

Source: Cynthia Rowley
Wearing Cynthia Rowley

Paris in the 1960s.
Femulating in Paris in the 1960s.


  1. AnonymousJune 01, 2024

    Much prefer the two French ladies to the AI image


  2. AnonymousJune 02, 2024

    The ladies had an audience. The man on the step’s coming from the subway and, the one I like, the devoted look of the puppy right behind them.

  3. AnonymousJune 02, 2024

    Love the reinforced heel stockings !

  4. AnonymousJune 02, 2024

    Probably in the very early 60's from skirt lengths. Stockings not tights, so suspender belts or step in girdles. The golden age of female impersonation, think of Cochinelle and Bambi.

    So much easier today to be TG


    So much easier now

    1. I generally agree with you, Lily, but with an asterisk. If you or I were Coccinelle or Bambi I might suggest it would be "a piece of cake" to be a female impersonator at any time and any place. But precious few of us were given such gifts of beauty while we were swimming in our individual gene pools! Ha!

      But if we're talking just TG, you're right on target. Medical technology has improved and proliferated and has made access to transgender science universally available. Back in the 1950s there were probably less than ten doctors in the world who could provide transgender care. And while this care has gained acceptability, now we have to deal with a bunch of loonies who want to take us back in time to where certain people held sway over what people could and could not do with their bodies.

  5. AnonymousJune 02, 2024

    les amies de Place Blanche, photos by Christer Stromholm 1918-2002, taken while he lived in Paris in late 50's- early 60's. Google this name to see many more images of the TG's of this age when obtaining estrogen and GRS was difficult but youth before XS testosterone poisoning enabled passing/ living as female. chris1

  6. AnonymousJune 03, 2024

    Thanks for this reference.

  7. AnonymousJune 03, 2024

    The photos are superb, gritty and rich in stories. In those days living their life was dangerous.


  8. AnonymousJune 03, 2024

    I entered my teen years in 1960. It was a troubling time to be anything but a straight guy. To be otherwise was to be shunned by society or perhaps worse. Information about males who wore female clothing was lacking. All I heard was cross-dressers were gay, but the words back then were vulgar. It was difficult to reconcile what society said when I lusted after young starlets like Annette Funicello in all those beach party movies or Jane Fonda in Barbarella? I spent my teen years trying not to get caught wearing my mother's clothing. Yes, never be a borrower so you do not snap your mother's strap on her sole black bra, like I did. Terrifying.

  9. If pop owned that Cynthia Rowley dress, I think I would need to "borrow" it and take my chances on him finding out!