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Gluck - Who Did She Think He Was?

The untold story of Britain's cross-dressing high society painter.

Gluck was one of the British Establishment's go-to portrait painters of the 1930s. Her shows were attended by royalty, aristocrats and celebrities. She also dressed as a man and called her exhibitions 'one-man shows'. Her lovers were all women, including flower arranger to the stars Constance Spry, and Edith Heald, the ex-mistress of WB Yeats.

How did Gluck get away with it?

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1 hour

Last on

Mon 28 Aug 2017 02:30


Role Contributor
Executive ProducerJanet Lee
DirectorClare Beavan

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