Interview with Miss Gay New England Jim Wilson, aka "Joanna James," 1988 April 4

Title

Interview with Miss Gay New England Jim Wilson, aka "Joanna James," 1988 April 4

Date

1988-04-04

Description

In this recording of Boston's Other Voice, which aired on April 4, 1988, host Peter Stickel interviews self-described female impersonator and Miss Gay New England Jim Wilson, aka "Joanna James." Wilson describes what he sees as the distinction between "cross-dressing" and female impersonation. Wilson also describes how he developed his performing persona, how he bought his gown for Miss Gay New England at Saks Fifth Avenue, and how he began doing female impersonation.

Creator

Boston's Other Voice

Subject

Wilson, Jim; James, Joanna; Female impersonators; Drag queens; Radio programs; Boston (Mass.); Lesbians; Gay men; Bisexuals; Transgender people

Contributor

Stickel, Peter

Publisher

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Rights

Copyright restrictions may apply. Email info@historyproject.org for more information.

Type

Sound

Format

audio/mp3

Identifier

THP-046-BOV-039_19880404

Duration

29:46

Bit Rate/Frequency

128000

Citation

Boston's Other Voice, “Interview with Miss Gay New England Jim Wilson, aka "Joanna James," 1988 April 4,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed November 13, 2019, https://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/142.

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