Virginia Prince established, edited,
and wrote for the magazine
Transvestia. As editor and writer
Transvestia, Prince collected newspaper clippings, magazine
articles, cartoons, and photographs on cross dressing that appeared in other print media
outlets. The clippings date from the 1930s to 1970s. She subscribed to a news service which
scanned a number of publications across the country, and sent clippings to her. The
clippings file served as a resource for the magazine.
Virginia Prince was born a male on November 23, 1912, in Los Angeles. She began
cross-dressing at about the age of twelve, at first using her mother's clothes. In 1939, she
received a PhD in pharmacology from the University of California, San Francisco. As a
research assistant and lecturer in pharmacology, Prince used the opportunity of access to
the medical library to become acquainted with medical literature on transvestism.
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