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Gluck - Who Did She Think He Was?

The story of Gluck - Britain's cross-dressing high society painter of the 1930s - who staged 'one-man shows', had relationships with women and somehow got away with it.

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?

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 28 Jan 2020 01:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:32

    Teodor Currentzis, Musicaeterna

    Don Giovanni, K. 527: Ouvertura

  • 00:47

    Perry Como

    I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

  • 00:50

    Dusty Springfield

    The Windmills Of Your Mind

  • 00:59

    Peggy March

    I Will Follow Him (Chariot)


Role Contributor
Executive Producer Janet Lee
Director Clare Beavan


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