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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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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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The Reader: Antebellum Pop



  The Reader: Antebellum Pop Adah Isaacs Menken was (arguably) the first American pop star, an international phenomenon as infamous for her transgressions as she was famous for her considerable talents as an actress, poet and sex symbol. In the…

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Adah Menken at HistoryNet.com



HistoryNet.com September/2011 by Michael Foster and Barbara Foster John Smith, who managed Albany’s Green Street Theater, titled himself captain though the only campaign he ever fought was in publicity. By June 1861 eleven southern states had seceded and formed the…

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For Your Eyes Only with David Alpern



Since 1982, Alpern’s show has broadcast more than 5,000 interviews with public officials, corporate leaders, scientists, medical experts, authors and celebrities across a broad ideological spectrum. Among them: Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Graham, Bill Gates, former CIA…

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Chicago Stage Style Review



Joe Stead has enjoyed a lifelong passion for the theatre, which has involved acting, directing, producing, designing and reviewing since 1984.  He served as founder, producer and Artistic Director of Curtain Up Productions in Baltimore, Maryland and Four Star Players…

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Conversation Crossroad podcast



Thank You Garrison and Betty Lynn for a great podcast at Coversation Crossroad Net radio! Listen to Michael Foster and Barbara Foster’s podcast for A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menken from July 12, 2011…

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A Dangerous Woman: The Book Venue



A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves, and Scandals of Adah Isaccs Menken (1835 – 1868) – America’s Original Superstar (Lyons Press, 2/2011). “Adah Isaacs Menken was as American as ambition, as human as sex, as transcendent as love.” America’s first…

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