Photo ArchiveQueen Christina Archive of 5 vintage black and white photographs. This Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film produced in 1933 portrays the cross dressing Sweden Queen Christina of , a young woman who grows blurring the line between masculinity and femininity. "Queen Christina" Like Greta Garbo, the real Swedish Queen Christina was infamous in the 17 th. century cross-dressing, girl-kissing woman. In one scene Garbo mouthed kiss her costar Emma Young and the censoring Hays Office was concerned it would be “construed as lesbianism.” the actual Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) was bisexual or a lesbian, and dressed as a man, this provided the film with a historical bases for some lesbian narrative. photos are 7"x 9" to 8" x 10". In these 5 vintage photos Garbo can be seen in costume dresses as a man, wearing pants, a shirt with a stiff white collar, and sometimes a masculine wide-brimmed hat. Christina's cross-dressing, her interest in other women and her pursuit of stereotypically masculine hobbies like fencing and hunting all contributed to what we would now refer to as a gay or trans image in the seventeenth century. All photos show Garbo in costume as Queen Christina and are original movie stills. Most of the photos have markings and stamps on verso. 3 photos are from 1933 and 2 from the 1940's. Minor folds in borders and corners and minor surface details, overall in very good condition. This film was one of the earliest Hollywood big budget films with a LGBTQ hero.