Sunday, 20 January 2013

Elizabeth Keckley in "Lincoln"

I really can't wait to see the film Lincoln, which comes out next week in the US (finally!) It's great to know Elizabeth Keckley, the African American dress-maker to Mrs Mary Lincoln, will be included in the film. She was a close confident of Mary, and her memoir is looked upon as a classic today (it's a very interesting read). As the article below indicates, the memoir wasn't well received at first, and Keckley's decision to include private information about Mary led to an estrangement between the two women.

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