Christine Jorgensen Photo Archive. 1940s-50s. Sixteen original photographs featuring Christine Jorgensen (1926-1989), an American transgender woman, and the first who became widely known for having undergone sex reassignment surgery in Sweden, 1951. With the coaching and stage partnership of Myles Bell, an American comic entertainer, Jorgensen developed a night club act and became a well known entertainment celebrity. Most of the photographs depict Jorgensen on and off stage, and many have never been published. Including an oversize 12pp. photo illustrated advertising program for Christine Jorgensen – “America’s No. 1 Box-Office Attraction.” From the estate of Myles Bell. The largest 8 x 10”.