Odyssey: Ella Shields: The Woman Behind the Man

In honor of the 35th anniversary of National Women's History Month and its theme, "weaving stories of women's lives," professional performing artist/historian Harriet Lynn shares her entertaining and educational slide lecture program about Baltimore-born Ella Shields (1879–1952). Miss Shields was the likely inspiration for "Victor" in Victor/Victoria, starring Julie Andrews, who adored Ella Shields. This evening's lively presentation explores the personal life and more than 50-year career of this legendary "male impersonator" of British music hall and vaudeville fame. Ms. Lynn, in top hat, white tie and tails, sings some of Ella's original songs, including her most popular: "Burlington Bertie from Bow."

918.091.01 Homewood Campus Cost: $28 (l session) Thursday, March 5, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount.

For registration information, contact 410-516-8516.