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Outrageous Misfits

Female Impersonator Craig Russell and His Wife, Lori Russell Eadie

Published October 2020

Description

Lights! Camera! Outrageous! Superstar female impersonator Craig Russell and the birth of drag on the international stage.

Craig Russell was an internationally admired entertainer and actor, known for his outrageous impersonations of some of Hollywood's greatest female celebrities: Mae West, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Carol Channing, and Judy Garland, to name a few. Lori Russell Eadie, a shy theatre lover, was Craig's No. 1 fan and, eventually, his wife.

Together they were fun, fabulous, and eschewed convention. But behind the curtains, Craig and Lori's lives were troubled by their mental health, drug addiction, sexual assault, and abuse.

Through nearly one hundred interviews and extensive research, Outrageous Misfits reveals the life and legacy of one of the world's most popular female impersonators and his biggest fan.

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Contributors

Brian Bradley

Brian Bradley is a writer, journalist, and biographer and works at the Toronto Star. He has researched the lives of Craig Russell and Lori Russell Eadie for over a decade. Brian lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Book Details

Paperback
October 2020
6x9 in
360 pp
9781459746978
ePub
October 2020
-
360 pp
9781459746992