Etta King on Adah Isaacs Menken's Last Performance

This Week in History: On May 30, 1868, actress Adah Isaacs Menken gave her last performance. Etta King describes Menken's career and her determination to live her life to the fullest, regardless of society's rules.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Etta King on Adah Isaacs Menken's Last Performance." (Viewed on November 11, 2019) <>.


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