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Karin: Lili Elbe’s autobiography, Man into Woman

Man into Woman, 1953 edition

…od of her surgeries in the early 1930s, as a form of therapy and to help explain herself to the world at large. A Danish edition came first, followed by one in German, then the English translation that was published in 1933. Lili Elbe, Copenhagen, October 1930. In the style of the time, the translation’s name was long – Man into Woman: An Authentic Record of a Change of Sex: The true story of the miraculous transformation of the Danish painter…

Lili Elbe in her own words

Lili Elbe in her own words

…in tissue necrosis was surpassed by the attempted transplant she refers to in this letter. Lili still loved and was deeply loved and had plans for her artistic future. Please note that the editor of the published version of Lili’s memoirs changed some names to a degree in order to help protect the privacy of Lili’s spouse, friends and medical advisers who were still alive at the time of publication. Paris. 29th January, 1930. Dear…

First Hollywood bio about an intersex person, Lili Elbe

First Hollywood bio about an intersex person, Lili Elbe

…er. She was the first publicly known intersex person. The film is The Danish Girl, based on the novel of the same name by US author David Ebershoff, and his book in turn was based on or at least inspired by the true story of Lili Elbe, whose memoirs were first published as Man into Woman in the 1930s. The book was republished in the UK by Blue Boat Books several years ago. Nicole Kidman’s production company, Blossom Films, is producing the…

Karin in LOTL Magazine: “The Legend of Lili Elbe”

Karin in LOTL Magazine: “The Legend of Lili Elbe”

…he first intersex person known to have undergone urogenital surgery, has been published in the August 2009 issue of LOTL magazine. LOTL can be read online or a free copy can be picked up in venues and stockists. Download a copy of the article (PDF, 2.1 MB) The article by EarthAngel was written to coincide with the Australian re-release of The Danish Girl, the novel by David Ebershoff that is based on the life of Lili Elbe. Nicole Kidman is…

Physical Culture, January 1937: “Can Sex in Humans Be Changed?” by Donald Furthman Wickets

Physical Culture, January 1937: “Can Sex in Humans Be Changed?” by Donald Furthman Wickets

…I am quoting Dr. Haire, “he underwent another operation, the nature of which is not explained. By this time he felt himself to be entirely a woman. The Danish authorities issued him a new passport as a female in the name of Lili Elbe, and the King of Denmark declared his marriage null and void. With his consent, and indeed at his suggestion, his former wife married a mutual friend of theirs in Rome.” Another mutual friend now proposed marriage…

Karin on “Roberta Cowell’s Story, by Herself”

Karin on “Roberta Cowell’s Story, by Herself”

…ovarian tissue from a healthy young woman of twenty-six was transplanted into him. This technique, of course, has been superseded by modern hormone therapy. A new passport was issued by the Danish authorities, in the name of Lili Elbe. The King of Denmark declared Einar’s marriage annulled, and his wife married a mutual friend. A French painter who was also a friend of old standing fell in love with Lili. But before Lili could marry she had to…