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  CD Baby: CHRISTINE JORGENSEN: Christine Reveals
Included with the Christine Jorgensen Reveals CD is a Rare 45 RPM recording by one of history’s most unusual personalities.
Christine's interview with Nipsy Russell seems a bit quaint today (they never explicitly described how sex is surgically altered).
I heard that Christine once walked out of an interview when Dick Cavett asked her about her "wives"- I'll bet she was tempted to do the same with Nipsy.
cdbaby.com /cd/cjorgensen   (466 words)

  
  'Christine Jorgensen' is profile in courage - The Boston Globe
Christine Jorgensen is one of those names that people growing up in the 1950s associated with a kind of outside-the-mainstream perversity.
But as the evening progresses, Louryk's performance becomes increasingly solid as Jorgensen grows more and more admirable with her ability to be so poised and articulate about everything from her sexual life to her cabaret act.
Jorgensen speaks with the formality of a Katharine Hepburn and the timbre of a Marlene Dietrich.
www.boston.com /ae/theater_arts/articles/2006/04/07/christine_jorgensen_is_profile_in_courage   (533 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen  |  The Christine Jorgensen Transsexual Story
Christine Jorgensen was not the first surgically altered transsexual woman and not even the first American transsexual, that award goes back a long way - read about that here, but she did change what being transsexual meant in press terms.
Christine Jorgensen - with her sleek hair, smoky voice, slender body and smart clothes - exploded into the nation’s consciousness in the halcyon days of the postwar Baby Boom, in the placid I-Like-Ike, I- Love-Lucy era when issues of sexuality, much less transsexuality, were strictly taboo.
Jorgensen herself never married, but there were countless reports of liaisons: In 1952, a Texas GI told the world that he had dated her in Copenhagen “and she had the best body of any girl I ever met.” In 1959, she became engaged; her fiance later broke the engagement.
www.transgenderzone.com /features/ChristineJorgensen.htm   (2375 words)

  
 Deviant Desire: Gender Politics and the Cultural Metamorphosis of George/Christine Jorgensen
Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography published in 1967 is the account of not the first, but the first highly-publicised medical sex change which took place in Copenhagen in 1952-53.
Secondly, that in Jorgensen's case the medical diagnosis of "genuine transvestism" (later changed to transsexualism) is inseparable from the homophobia of the Cold War and its normalising sexual politics, which were profoundly committed to the imperative that only women should desire men, and which were able (via biotechnology) to embody this cultural demand.
Jorgensen's disavowal of homosexual desire can be read as a recitation of the national script which portrayed the homosexual as an enemy of patriotism.
www.lib.latrobe.edu.au /AHR/archive/Issue-August-1997/Crowle.html   (2450 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography: Books: Christine Jorgensen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jorgensen had the courage to make a decision that for the time was somewhat unique and cutting edge, as there was virtually no literature available for the general public on transexualism, and gender identity studies were still in their nascent stage.
Jorgensen was not a successful nightclub performer because of her sex change, she had taste and talent.
Jorgensen had written, at least in part, a new auto-biography that did not hold back intimate information which she felt the audience of the 1960s were not ready for.
www.amazon.ca /Christine-Jorgensen-Personal-Autobiography/dp/1573441007   (1363 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography: English Books: Christine T. Jorgensen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jorgensen was the first American to have a sex change operation and undergo such public scrutiny.
Jorgensen had the courage to make a decision that for the time was somewhat unique and cutting edge, as there was virtually no literature available for the general public on transsexualism, and gender identity studies were still in their nascent stage.
Jorgensen essentially paved the way for others by bringing to the public consciousness issues that had not before been the subject of public discussion.
amazon.de /Christine-Jorgensen-Personal-Autobiography-T/dp/1573441007   (942 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen
Christine Jorgensen made it clear to her parents and her friends that she was simply correcting a birth defect.
Christine Jorgensen had traveled to her ancestral home in Denmark to privately undergo a series of operations then available only in Europe.
Jorgensen was able to transform her experience in the limelight into a career as an entertainer and performer.
www.christinejorgensen.org /MainPages/Home.html   (1333 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen, The Mother of Modern Transsexuality
Christine Jorgensen was born in 1927 at Long Island and died in 1989 at San Clemente (south of LA).
Christine Jorgensen - with her sleek hair, smoky voice, slender body and smart clothes - exploded into the nation's consciousness in the halcyon days of the postwar Baby Boom, in the placid I-Like-Ike, I-Love-Lucy era when issues of sexuality, much less transsexuality, were strictly taboo.
Jorgensen herself never married, but there were countless reports of liaisons: In 1952, a Texas GI told the world that he had dated her in Copenhagen "and she had the best body of any girl I ever met".
etransgender.com /viewtopic.php?t=369   (1922 words)

  
 glbtq >> arts >> Jorgensen, Christine
A second generation Danish-American, Jorgensen was born on May 30, 1926 to George and Florence Davis Hansen Jorgensen, and raised in the Bronx in a large extended family.
Jorgensen was drafted into the Army in 1945, after having been rejected twice before when she volunteered for service, but was honorably discharged only a year and a half later after a bout of illness.
Jorgensen's name was on everyone's lips, whether they ridiculed her or sympathized with her, and intrigue about her case spread far and wide.
www.glbtq.com /arts/jorgensen_c.html   (1105 words)

  
 IFGE Synchronicity Bookstore - Recent and Featured Books
When ex-G.I. George Jorgensen went to Copenhagen in the early 1950s to consult experts in sexual deviance, he was afraid they'd simply proclaim him a fairy.
No one seeing the photographs included here (many of them new to this edition) can doubt the success of Jorgensen's transformation or wonder too long at the fascination she engendered back home, where a newspaper bought her story for $20,000 and she was proclaimed New York City's Woman of the Year.
Conceived as an exploration of the past, present, and future of beauty, Face Forward is an ingenious showcase of the transformative, creative possibilities of makeup, with portraits of everyone from Julia Roberts to Sharon Stone, Martha Stewart to his mother, Thelma.
www.ifge.org /books/bookstore_recent.htm   (1141 words)

  
 Transexual :: Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography
Jorgensen had the courage to make a decision that for the time was somewhat unique and cutting edge, as there was virtually no literature available for the general public on transexualism, and gender identity studies were still in their nascent stage.
Jorgensen was not a successful nightclub performer because of her sex change, she had taste and talent.
Jorgensen had written, at least in part, a new auto-biography that did not hold back intimate information which she felt the audience of the 1960s were not ready for.
www.transgendercare.com /bookreviews/transexual/christine-jorgensen.htm   (1190 words)

  
 FilmFanatic.org » Blog Archive » Christine Jorgensen Story, The (1970)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Based on Christine Jorgensen’s autobiography, this biopic about the first widely publicized transgender operation is undeniably campy, but not nearly as bad or melodramatic as you would think.
Christine’s solemn voice-over narration (“My father was wrong… For me, there were no tomorrows that weren’t filled with loneliness”) comes across as laughably stilted at times, but there’s no denying the sincerity behind her words.
And while many of the scenes don’t quite ring true (Christine’s burgeoning romance with a journalist, for instance), a surprising number (i.e., Christine’s interactions with her aunt) are poignant and heartfelt.
filmfanatic.org /reviews/?p=1585   (1140 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen Reveals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christine Jorgensen was unquestionably the most publicized, most controversial and interesting personality of her generation.
In this CD hear her personally discuss in an open and frank interview the enigma of her transformation and the subsequent electrifying experiences of her phenomenal career.
Included with the Christine Jorgensen Reveals CD is a Rare 45 RPM recording by one of history’s most unusual personalities.
www.lps4sale.com /MainPages/CJorgensen.html   (219 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jorgensen graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1945 and was drafted into the Army afterward.
Jorgensen chose the name Christine in honor of Dr. Christian Hamburger, the Danish surgeon who performed her operation and who supervised her hormone therapy.
Miss Jorgensen continued with her act until at least the Fall of 1982, when she performed twice in the Hollywood area, once at the now closed Backlot Theatre adjacent to the discotheque 'Studio One' and later at The Frog Pond restaurant, also now closed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christine_Jorgensen   (645 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen
Christine Jorgensen was a former GI named George who in 1952 underwent a sex change in Denmark.
After six operations, Jorgensen's sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark.
Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that's her new name) sent to them recently." The article did not disclose the true nature of the sex change, involving only castration and electrolysis and hormones.
history.sandiego.edu /gen/20th/1950s/christine.html   (268 words)

  
 'Christine Jorgensen Reveals' returns to Off-Broadway - mHB message boards
Christine Jorgensen Reveals is a piece about personhood and the nature of humanity in which Jorgensen--displaying extraordinary intellect, charisma, poise, and grace--speaks candidly about her sensational life.
Christine Jorgensen Reveals has all its show times at 8pm while Naked Boys will play Fridays at 10:30 and Saturdays at 6pm and 10:30.
Christine Jorgensen Reveals is scheduled to run through the end of January.
www.myhusbandbetty.com /community/showthread.php?t=2514   (986 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen Reveals Tickets - Christine Jorgensen Reveals Theater Tour Schedule Show Ticket Broker
The news of the operation leaked and when Christine came back home, she was mobbed at the airport by the press who were quickly lapping up the story of an ex-GI who had become a blonde bombshell.
She is considered to be one of the pioneers of the sexual revolution, the first person to have the courage to publicly break the sexual barriers of that time in order to make the world see her as a human being, rather than an ex-man turned woman.
Secondly, the fact that Christine is shown in the flesh, in living color while the talking head is a one-dimensional fl and white figure speaks volumes about the way sexual attitudes have changed and evolved over the years.
www.ticketspecialists.com /theater/christine_jorgensen_reveals_tickets.htm   (626 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen - TransWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christine is also the subject of a 1970s film The Christine Jorgensen Story.
Cavett insulted her by asking about the status of her romantic life with her "wife", and she walked off the show; since she was the only guest scheduled, Cavett spent the rest of that show talking about how he had not meant to offend her.
Christine said in 1989, the year of her death, that she'd given the sexual revolution "a good swift kick in the pants." Christine died of cancer at age 62.
perttukitty.com /tg/wiki/index.php?title=Christine_Jorgensen&redirect=no   (455 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen
Christine Jorgensen is undoubtedly the most famous transsexual figure in the 20th Century.
Jorgensen’s poise, charm, and wit won the hearts of millions.
Christine Jorgensen died in 1989, tragically of cancer, at the age of only 62.
www.transhistory.net /history/TH_Christine_Jorgensen.html   (108 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen at AllExperts
Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989), born George William Jorgensen, Jr.
She chose the name Christine in honor of Doctor Christian Hamburger, the Danish surgeon who performed her operation and who supervised her hormone therapy: "Christine" being the female version of his forename.
In Christine Jorgensen Reveals, a stage performance at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jorgensen is portrayed by Bradford Louryk.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/ch/christine_jorgensen.htm   (529 words)

  
 TS Policy Review - Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 - May 3, 1989)
Christine Jorgensen was one of the first people widely known to the public for having
In 1967, she published her autobiography, "Christine Jorgensen: A Personal Autobiography." During the 1970s and 1980s, Jorgensen toured university campuses and other venues to speak about her experiences.
Christine Jorgenson died of bladder and lung cancer at age 62 (May 30, 1926 - May 3, 1989).
ts-policyreview.org /content/view/135/664   (573 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen Reveals - Theater - New York Times
This is "Christine Jorgensen Reveals," a one-man play conceived and performed by Bradford Louryk, about the former G.I. who had a sex change operation in Denmark in 1952 and became one of the world's most famous women at the time.
Louryk discovered Christine Jorgensen when he found a record album of the interview with her in a shop in 2002.
Then he memorized Jorgensen's part, learning to move his lips and his body in sync with her words.
www.nytimes.com /2006/01/12/theater/newsandfeatures/12sync.html?ei=5088&en=9aa64e225bcb4e70&ex=1294722000&adxnnl=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1146052822-nTsFVM1R8pchntaS8wMd6g   (1000 words)

  
 Christine Jorgensen (I) - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to her 1967 autobiography, the man George Jorgensen was plagued by homo-erotic desire, but as a highly moral Christian, the idea of having sex with a man while a man sickened him physically.
Christine Jorgensen became a major celebrity, arguably one of the most famous people in the world for a period in the mid-1950s.
A smoker, Christine Jorgensen died of bladder and lung cancer in 1989, still enjoying herself as a gal and as a celebrity to the very end.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0430360/bio   (1144 words)

  
 Alien Intelligencer: Christine Jorgensen
Despite what the trailer says, Christine wasn't the first male-to-female sexual reassignment surgery, but she was the best known.
Around the same time Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge was released with Raquel Welch in the title role, the Christine Jorgensen Story was released, somewhat loosely based on the real life story of America's most famous trans-op.
Christine's day in the sun was in the 1950s, By 1970, her heyday had already come and gone.
www.alienintelligencer.com /2006/10/christine-jorgensen.html   (144 words)

  
 Boston Theatre Scene: Buy tickets online to Boston's best theaters and plays   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The newly-named Christine’s celebrity began on December 1, 1952, when the New York Daily News printed a front-page story entitled “Ex-GI Becomes Blond Beauty: Operations Transform Bronx Youth.” She returned to New York City on February 12, 1953, where she was met by an unprecedented 300 reporters.
Though her name is generally unknown today, in the mid-fifties Christine Jorgensen was arguably the most famous person in the world.
Her very public life after her 1952 surgery was a model for other transsexuals for decades; she was ahead of her time in understanding gender identity as a social construct, and as something in need of constant iteration.
www.bostontheatrescene.com /season/tto/cjr/cjr_about_christine.aspx   (372 words)

  
 Theatre Review: Christine Jorgensen Reveals : Show Business Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: )
n 1952, Christine Jorgensen was the most famous woman in America for one reason: she used to be a man. Jorgensen traveled to Denmark to undergo a sex-change operation, and when she returned and stepped off a pla ne at New York’s Idlewild Airport, media chaos ensued.
Within minutes, Jorgensen debunks and dismisses all the inane media myths about her life, a nd comes across as an eloquent, funny and well-educated lady instead of a frea k or curiosity.
Christine Jorgensen Reveals is playing in New York on July 26, 27 and 28 as part of the East to Edinburgh Festival at 59 E59 Theaters, a preview of plays scheduled to be performed in the United Kingdom at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe of experimental theater starting August 4th.
www.showbusinessweekly.com /archive/341/christine.shtml   (492 words)

  
 "Christine Jorgensen Reveals" FromTheater Offensive
"Christine Jorgensen Reveals" details the boundaries of personhood, gender identity as a social construct and the nature of humanity as Ms.
Newly named Christine, her celebrity began on December 1, 1952, when the New York Daily News printed a front-page story entitled "Ex-GI Becomes Blond Beauty: Operations Transform Bronx Youth." She returned to New York City on February 12, 1953, where she was met by an unprecedented 300 reporters.
Christine Jorgensen died in 1989 of bladder cancer.
www.onstageboston.com /Articles/2006/March/jorgensen.html   (495 words)

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