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10 November 2015

Le Carrousel and Madame Arthur: Bibliography

Part I: before 1945. 75, rue des Martyres et 40, rue Pierre Fontaine
Part II: 1945 – 1961. 40, rue du Colisée  et Juan-les-Pins
Part III: 1962 and after.  22, rue Vavin, and Korte Leidsedwarsstraat nr. 45

For photographs of the performers, the best site is Queer Music Heritage.
  • E Carlton Winford. Femme Mimics. Winford Company, 1954. Online.
  • "Les Boys of Paris". She: The Man's Picture Magazine, 1, 11, December 1957: 22-5. Online
  • Alessandro Blasetti (dir) Europa di notte. With Coccinelle. Italy/France 201 mins 1959,
  • " 'French fooler' Bambi". Femme Mimics, 1, 6, 1963.
  • "Dutch Treat". Boys will be Girls, 1,2, 1963. Online.
  • "Merry Madhouse ... le Carrousel". Female Mimics, 8, 1967. Online
  • Roger Baker. Drag: A History of Female Impersonation on the Stage. Triton Books, 1968: 190-1.
  • Jacques-Louis Delpal. Les travestis. Éditions Jacques Chénot, 1970: 135-7.
  • Barbara Buick. L’Eiquette. La Jeune Parque, 1971.
  • "Amsterdam's Mme Arthur's". Drag, 4, 13, 1973.
  • Tennessee Williams edited by Donald Windham. Tennessee Williams' Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-1965. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977: entry for 9 March 1948, p212.
  • Duncan Fallowell & April Ashley. April Ashley's Odyssey. Jonathan Cape, 1982: 49-72, 79-80, 91-6.
  • Renée Richards & John Ames. Second Serve: The Renée Richards Story. Stein and Day, 1983: 148.
  • Kris Kirk with photographs by Ed Heath. Men In Frocks. London: Gay Men's Press 1984: 29-31. Review
  • Coccinelle. Coccinelle. Filipachi, 1991.
  • Lawrence Senelick. The Changing Room, Sex, Drag and Theatre. Routledge, 2000: 389-90, 392.
  • Wu Jiwen translated by Fran Martin, “Rose is the Past Tense of Rise,” in Angelwings: Contemporary Queer Fiction from Taiwan. University of Hawaii Press, 2003: 221-245
  • Mark McLelland. Queer Japan from the Pacific War to the Internet Age. Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, 2005: 111-6. 109
  • Martin Pénet. "L'expression homosexuelle dans les chansons françaises de l'entre-deux-guerres: entre dérision et ambiguïté". Revue d’histoire moderne et contemporaine 4, 53-4, 2006: 106-127. Online.
  • Maxime Foerster. "Paris et l'âge d'or de la culture cabaret transgenre". Chp 4 in Histoire des transsexuels en France. H&O éditions, 2006:69-84.
  • Maxime Foerster. "On the History of Transsexuals in France". In Cantal Zabus & David Coad (eds) Transgender Experience: Place, Ethnicity, and Visibility. Routledge, 2013.
  • Bambi. "Cabaret". In Karine Espineira, Arnaud Alessandrin & Maud-Yeuse Thomas (eds). La Transyclopédie : tout savoir sur les transidentités. Paris: Des Ailes sur un tracteur, 2012.
  • Marie-Pierre Pruvot. J'inventais ma vie Tome 2 : Madame Arthur. Ex aequo, 2013.
  • Marie-Pierre Pruvot. J'inventais ma vie Tome 3 : La Carrousel Ex aequo, 2013.      CarrouseldeParis       FR.Wikipedia(Le Carrousel)     QMH(Le Carrousel)     QMH(Madame Arthur)    QMH(Madame Arthur – Amsterdam)    EN.Wikipedia(Le Divan du Monde)     GayHexagon(Madame Arthur)

QMH=Queer Music Heritage

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