Season 1: Episode 3: Edythe Eyde aka Lisa Ben

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

By Eric Marcus

Season 1: Episode 3: Edythe Eyde aka Lisa Ben

Thursday, 27 October

In 1947, Hollywood secretary Edythe Eyde, aka Lisa Ben, had the audacity to publish “Vice Versa,” the first ever “magazine” for lesbians. Even more audacious, she imagined a future gay utopia that has all come to pass. In the '50s, Edythe sang gay parodies of popular songs in LA gay clubs. Visit our episode webpage for background information, archival photos, and other resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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