Images of cross-dressing men from 1950s and 60s celebrated in exhibition

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

Remarkable photographs of remote retreat in New York’s Catskill mountains are to go on display at the Barbican in London

During the week they were male accountants, librarians, people living ordinary lives in drab grey suits, white shirts, ties and not attracting a second glance. Come the weekend they were fashionably dressed women playing bridge, drinking cocktails, posing for photographs and still looking ordinary. But also joyously happy.

Remarkable photographs from a remote 1950s and 1960s cross-dressing retreat in the Catskill mountains of New York state are to go on display for the first time in the UK. They document a secret community that could have fallen through the gaps of history had a box of photographs not been discovered at a New York flea market in 2006.

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