Herbert Charles Jerome Pollitt

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Born 1871. Died 1942.

Friend of Crowley while at Cambridge, collector and connoisseur Herbert Pollitt, known as Jerome Pollitt, was an amateur female impersonator of late 19th-century England, who performed under the stage name Diane de Rougy. He was a close friend of the British illustrator and writer Aubrey Beardsley.

In 1897 E. F. Benson's novel "The Babe BA" was published, subtitled; 'Being the Uneventful History of a Young Gentleman at Cambridge University'. The character of The Babe was based on Pollitt. (See LAShTAL.COM forums for reference.)