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“Modjeska – Woman Triumphant” April 27, 2010

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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.

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1. basia myszynski - April 28, 2010

Please join us for a star-studded evening – filmmakers, artists, producers and VIP’s to attend. Film to be followed by a short Q&A. MODJESKA was truly one of Orange County’s first female entrepreneurs. She was unstoppable and created a ” model” that paved the way for women artists the world over!


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