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The Wrap: Adah Menken “The Original Naked Lady”



The Wrap, 2/7/2012 Adah Isaacs Menken: The Original Naked Lady Tina Fey: “Betty White once told me, ‘Never let anyone tell you, you are not good enough to pose nude.’” For better or worse, in the movies, on television, on…

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L.A.’s the Place for Adah Menken



As Academy Awards Time approaches the authors of A Dangerous Woman remember superstars of the past. Here is a great article about the first American superstar who was Jewish, part black, part Irish, and all rebel–Adah Isaacs Menken.

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Merry Christmas from Adah Menken



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Adah at History.net



Adah Menken took History.net by storm. “Entertainment is a sadly neglected aspect of America’s Civil War. Its outstanding performer was Adah Isaacs Menken, aka “The Naked Lady,” whose life, celebrity, and writing epitomize the inner tensions of a war that…

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Market Watch: “It All Started with Menken”



Adah Menken was the first media celebrity, who was known around the world as “The Naked Lady” because her stage show featured her nude (in a sheer body stocking). Her star power inspired poets like Walt Whitman and writers like…

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Market Wire: The First Celebrity, Stage Legend, Media Darling



NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwire -10/25/11)- This woman — whose life story is chronicled in the newly published “A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menken, 1835 – 1868” by Michael and Barbara Foster — appeared nude on…

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Windy City Times: Dangerous Woman book review



WINDY CITY MEDIA GROUP: Celebrating 25 years of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender News, Adah Menken and George Sand A Dangerous Woman by Michael Foster and Barbara Foster, $24.95; Lyons Press; 347 pages Stripped naked and bound to a fiery…

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Palin vs. Menken



What makes Sarah Palin so irresistible? She hasn’t held a public office since she resigned as Governor of Alaska and hasn’t declared herself a candidate for president, but the release of a tell-all book thrust her back into the limelight…

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The American Reporter: The Dangerous Woman



The handsome author of A Dangerous Woman, Michael Foster, was born in Brooklyn. He is a novelist, biographer and historian who graduated from Cornell with honors in philosophy. He received an MFA from the Writer’s Workshop, Iowa. His novel, Freedom’s…

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Black, White and Bred All Over



Examiner.com: Ah, the great iconic female sex symbols:  Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Adah Issacs Menken…Wait – what?  Who?  While many today may scratch their heads at the mention of Dietrich, they would no doubt be downright…

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