All posts tagged "Menken"

Adah Menken and the Union for Reform Judaism

#3. Adah at the height of her beauty

Michael Foster and Barbara Foster, co-authors of A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menken, have been invited to contact members of nearly 900 congregations of the Union for Reform Judaism in North America in order…

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Menken Rides Again

#10. The temptress

San Francisco Gate, by Leah Garchik, December 24, 2012 : After seeing the San Francisco Symphony‘s “Barbary Coast and Beyond,” I got interested in Adah Isaacs Menken, a notorious bad girl who performed all over the country and in Europe;…

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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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MoviePie: Menken the Great



MoviePie book review 2/2012: You’ve probably never heard of Adah Isaacs Menken, but this pioneering free spirit could be considered America’s first true Superstar (with a capital “S”).  By fearlessly defying convention, Menken achieved things in the 1800s that are…

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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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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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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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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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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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