Becoming a woman : a biography of Christine Jorgensen (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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Becoming a woman : a biography of Christine Jorgensen

Author: Richard F Docter
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Ex-GI Becomes Blonde Beauty" blared a front-page headline in 1952. Many of those of a certain age remember this news about Christine Jorgensen, born George Jorgensen Jr. (1926-1989). Although she wrote an autobiography about her experiences as a celebrity transsexual, Docter, a clinical psychologist and gender researcher clears up many of the myths about her landmark case. He traces her gender change journey,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Christine Jorgensen; Christine Jorgensen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Docter
ISBN: 9781560236672 1560236671
OCLC Number: 1138992534
Notes: Originally published 2009 by Haworth Press, Inc.
Description: xxxix, 301 pages, 17 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Christine, 1988 --
The Jorgensens --
Elementary and high school --
RKO Pathé and military service --
Hollywood, 1947 --
The male hormone --
The transsexual decision --
Copenhagen and Christian Hamburger --
Medical intervention --
A new name, a new gender --
Ex-GI becomes blonde beauty --
Behind the headlines --
Return to New York --
The New York Post takes aim --
Denmark, the travel film --
Developing an act --
On the road --
The marriage license --
Exit Betty Walton --
Summer stock --
Autobiography --
The Christine Jorgensen film --
Retirement and illness --
The final year.
Other Titles: Biography of Christine Jorgensen
Responsibility: Richard F. Docter.

Abstract:

"Ex-GI Becomes Blonde Beauty" blared a front-page headline in 1952. Many of those of a certain age remember this news about Christine Jorgensen, born George Jorgensen Jr. (1926-1989). Although she wrote an autobiography about her experiences as a celebrity transsexual, Docter, a clinical psychologist and gender researcher clears up many of the myths about her landmark case. He traces her gender change journey, career as an actress, and media coverage. The book includes glamorous photos of Miss Jorgensen

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