SMOKE AND MIRRORS: WILLY CLARKSON AND THE ROLE OF DISGUISES IN INTER-WAR ENGLAND.

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  • Author(s): McLaren, Angus
  • Source:
    Journal of Social History. Spring2007, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p597-618. 22p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      This article presents a profile of Willy Clarkson and the fascination of disguises in English culture. The author believes it reveals much about a societies' notion of identity and its fears over homosexuality, Jewishness and other 'deviances.' Willy Clarkson was a famous designer of wigs and costumes for the London theater with a penchant for self-promotion. He also provided costumes for people outside the theater who, for various reasons, wished not to be recognized. Clarkson himself may have been blackmailed, suggesting he wore a 'costume' of his own, hiding secrets and shame.
    • ISSN:
      0022-4529
    • Accession Number:
      10.1353/jsh.2007.0056
    • Accession Number:
      24638632
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCLAREN, A. Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England. Journal of Social History, [s. l.], v. 40, n. 3, p. 597, 2007. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 13 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      McLaren A. Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England. Journal of Social History. 2007;40(3):597. doi:10.1353/jsh.2007.0056.
    • APA:
      McLaren, A. (2007). Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England. Journal of Social History, 40(3), 597. https://doi.org/10.1353/jsh.2007.0056
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McLaren, Angus. 2007. “Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England.” Journal of Social History 40 (3): 597. doi:10.1353/jsh.2007.0056.
    • Harvard:
      McLaren, A. (2007) ‘Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England’, Journal of Social History, 40(3), p. 597. doi: 10.1353/jsh.2007.0056.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McLaren, A 2007, ‘Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England’, Journal of Social History, vol. 40, no. 3, p. 597, viewed 13 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      McLaren, Angus. “Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England.” Journal of Social History, vol. 40, no. 3, Spring 2007, p. 597. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/jsh.2007.0056.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McLaren, Angus. “Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England.” Journal of Social History 40, no. 3 (Spring 2007): 597. doi:10.1353/jsh.2007.0056.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McLaren A. Smoke and Mirrors: Willy Clarkson and the Role of Disguises in Inter-War England. Journal of Social History [Internet]. 2007 Spring [cited 2019 Nov 13];40(3):597. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=f5h&AN=24638632