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Outrageous Misfits book launch party

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 // 7:00pm // Free // All Ages


Lights! Camera! Outrageous! The legacy of one of the first female impersonator superstars.

Craig Russell was an internationally admired entertainer and actor, known for his outrageous impersonations of some of Hollywood’s greatest female celebrities: Mae West, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Carol Channing, and Judy Garland, to name a few. Lori Russell Eadie, a shy theatre lover, was Craig’s number one fan and, eventually, his wife.

Together they were fun, fabulous, and eschewed convention. But behind the curtains, Craig and Lori’s lives were troubled by their mental health, drug addiction, sexual assault, and abuse.

Through nearly one hundred interviews and extensive research, Outrageous Misfits reveals the life and legacy of one of the world’s most popular female impersonators and his biggest fan.

Join author Brian Bradley and the team at Dundurn Press to celebrate the launch of this “close-to-the-bone, meticulously researched biography … [with] startling revelations and astute analysis of two uniquely self-destructive individuals who truly live up to his title.”