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March 2013 Powerpoint Show

retired librarian CUNY and co-author of A Dangerous Woman

Barbara Foster, co-author of A Dangerous Woman has taken her powerpoint presentation on the road and spoke to large enthusiastic audiences at the New York Victorian Society and Fort Lauderdale Women’s Executive Club. They loved Menken’s bold, romantic life story….

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Adah in the Advocate

#9. Adah begins her sensational roles

The Advocate August 13, 2012 21 LGBT Biographies or Memoirs You Should Read Now. . . From German counts to Utah cave-dwellers, there’s something for every reader on this list. “Like her friend George Sand, Menken “adopted what were considered…

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SF Gate: Tilson Thomas loves Menken



Billy Rose, Mark Twain, and Alexander Dumas are not the only greats who loved Adah Menken, today’s musical genius Michael Tilson Thomas also appreciates her daring .  

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Adah Menken at Ziegfeld Society



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A Dangerous Woman Powerpoint Show



A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menken (1835-1868) America’s Original Superstar by Michael Foster and Barbara Foster (Lyons Press, 2011) Wednesday March 14th 2012 at 7PM A Dangerous Woman powerpoint presentation featuring collector’s item photos…

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Merry Christmas from Adah Menken



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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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A New Play in Cuba: Adah Menken and Zenea



Bejucal, Mayabeque, Cuba_ El Grupo de Teatro Blanca Becerra de Bejucal, trabaja en el montaje de la obra La Verdadera Culpa de Juan Clemente Zenea, del dramaturgo cubano Abilio Estévez. . . . English: Bejucal, Mayabeque, Cuba_ Theatre Group Bejucal…

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A Dangerous Woman Visits Long Branch, New Jersey



A Dangerous Woman Visits Long Branch, New Jersey During the Civil War—in “Yesteryear” by author Sharon Hazard Her scantily-clad stage appearances earned her stardom and with it all of the troubles attached. . . Northern and southern sympathizers alike literally ate…

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Adah’s Gay Friends



On the historic date of December 18, 2010 the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed by an act of Congress. Finally, gays may serve openly in the U.S. military. In 1860, 150 years earlier, when young, aspiring actress Adah…

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