Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton - The Double Life of Billy Tipton - Diane Wood Middlebrook (1998)
ISBN 9780395654897
Genre Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs
Subject Jazz musicians - Biography; Transvestites - Biography
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date 6/1/1998
Format Hardcover (237 x 161 mm)
Language eng
Suits Me is the biography of a jazz musician named Billy Tipton, who grew up as Dorothy Tipton in Oklahoma City and Kansas City but lived as a man from the time she was nineteen until she died at age seventy-four. Billy Tipton's death in Spokane, Washington, made news all over the world, not because he was celebrated as a musician but because the scale of his deception - he had been "married" to five women and had reared several adopted children - and the scarcity of ready explanations endowed the skimpy available facts with the aura of myth. Locked away in Billy's office closet lay the record of a lifetime's achievements: clippings and photographs documenting the transformation of Billy from she to he, and a legacy of annotated comic routines, musical arrangements, and program notes that tell an extraordinary story. These reveal how, night after night, Billy scattered clues and riddles about the drag she wore, including risque gags about homosexuality and jokes that called attention t
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LoC Classification ML417.T58M53 1998
Dewey 305.9/066
Cover Price $25.00
No. of Pages 326
"A Peter Davison book."