“Modjeska – Woman Triumphant” April 27, 2010Posted by ucisca in Photographs.
Tags: Helena Modjeska, Santiago Canyon
The documentary film “Modjeska – Woman Triumphant” will be shown at the Newport Beach Film Fesitival this Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 6:00pm at the Regency South Coast Village Theatre. In the film are a number of items from the Helena Modjeska Collection, 1881-1989 (MS-R037), including Madame Modjeska’s mahogany drop-front desk, which was in her Santiago Canyon ranch, Arden, and is now in the Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. Modjeska, the great nineteenth-century Polish stage actress, moved to Orange County in 1876, had a successful career in the United States also and was a tremendous influence on the early cultural and social history of Orange County.
MS-R037. Helena Modjeska Collection, 1881-1989. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.