Story: Rupe, Carmen Tione

Performing the hula, 1953

Performing the hula, 1953

Carmen Rupe performing a hula at a party in Dunedin. On the back of the photo Carmen refers to herself as ‘Gay Trevor Rupe’. Hula paved the way for her later performances in drag.

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How to cite this page:

Lynette Townsend. 'Rupe, Carmen Tione', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2018. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)