Photos Of Paul Newman On Stage In Drag

And he looked like a rather convincing woman.

1. Behold: It’s a 24-year-old Paul Newman (left) in a production of Charlie’s Aunt during his senior year at Kenyon College in 1949.

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2. Newman played the lead in the comedy, which was produced less than week after a fire at the college claimed the lives of nine students.

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3. His performance was not only hailed as great, but also as a welcome relief to a campus in mourning.

Kenyon College Special Collections / Via Flickr: kenyon_special_collections

Source: Paul Newman: A Biography, by Marian Edelman Borden

4. But, Newman wasn’t the only who dressed in drag. That same semester he wrote, directed, and produced the Kenyon Revue, were he made his fellow students dress up as women too.

Kenyon College Special Collections / Via Flickr: kenyon_special_collections

The show was a rousing success.

5. h/t: Retronaut

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