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  Check out the cross-dressing murderer in Hitchcock's "Murder!"  His
transvestism is mostly professional, as a theatrical actor and circus
performer.  Early in the film he speaks to a police investigator in
the wings of a theater in a male voice, then goes on stage in a higher
register.  He also has an interview with the detective protagonist a
little later in male attire.  Reflecting the taboos and racial
obsessions of the times (early 30's) the film refers to this character
as a "half-breed," and makes no verbal reference to his ambiguity of
gender.
                                                Stephen Brophy
                                                Cambridge, Mass.
 
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