was the inspiration for characters in several books of the time, including
a gay novel by Blair Niles
An unnamed entertainer is obviously inspired by Bentley
play "Little Ham" premiered in 1935; and the character is
Bentley, or her character, receives large mention in Blair Niles' 1931 book
Note the club
the main characters go to is called the Lobster Pot. Bentley's
We mostly hear of Bently dressed as a man, in formal attire. It's interesing here that Sybil wears a skirt and simple clothing
Bentley reportedly "married" a woman, with her in a tux and the woman in wedding dress.
And, on page 59, Bentley was known for singing "St. James Infirmary."
Bentley is referred to, very briefly, in Clement Wood's 1934 book, "Deep River"