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February 24, 1995 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-02-24

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ICE ON ICE

Tell him a little ice is all it takes
to melt your heart.

Pour on the ice. Coolly elegant diamond jewelry
that's guaranteed to melt your heart. Ask the man in
your life to come in and see our seleCtion of
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A DIAMOND Is FOREVER.

KING page 17

nity who have con-
tributed $1,000 or more
to the Allied Jewish Cam-
paign. The event, spon-
sored by the Jewish
Federation of Metropoli-
tan Detroit, will be held
at Adat Shalom Syna-
gogue in Farmington
Hills.
In nearly four decades,
Mr. King has conducted
30,000 interviews with
politicians, movie stars,
sports figures and other
newsmakers. He has
written eight books, in-
cluding his latest, How To
Talk To Anyone, Anytime,
Anywhere.
"To me, talk is one of
the great pleasures of life,
something I've always Larry King: Gift of gab.
loved to do," he says in
the book's introduction. "One of 7 years old. My pals called me
my first memories of growing up the Mouthpiece.' I've been talk-
in Brooklyn is standing on the ing ever since."
During his speech to Cam-
corner of 86th Street and Bay
Parkway and announcing the paign contributors, Mr. King will
makes of cars driving by. I was discuss more childhood memo-

ries and highlights of his career.
He got his start at radio station
WAHR in Miami Beach, Fla.
Since 1985 he has hosted Ca-
ble News Network's Larry King
Live, the only worldwide phone-
in talk show. In addition to writ-
ing newspaper columns, Mr.
King has received many honors,
including the Peabody Award,
five Ace Awards and the Broad-
caster of the Year Award from
the International Radio and
Television Society.
Mr. King lives in Arlington,
Va.
For more information on the
Federation event, call (810) 642-
4260, Ext. 273. ID

Correction

The date for the Detroit
Chapter of Mizrachi Reli-
gious Zionists of America
event at Mark Ridley's Com-
edy Castle is March 19.

Revealing History

A WSU law professor's book highlights an anti-Semite: the first

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woman attorney in the United States.

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nn Arbor author and
Wayne State University
law professor Jane Fried-
man didn't create Myra
Bradwell.
Yet without Friedman, would
anyone have known that the
overlooked-by-history Bradwell
was America's first woman
lawyer?
Almost certainly, it would have
taken many more years for Brad-
well to be admitted to the Na-
tional Women's Hall of Fame in
Seneca Falls, N. Y. But last Sept.,
Friedman found herself at the
Hall of Fame induction cere-
monies, accepting the honor on
behalf of the woman whose biog-
raphy she had written, and who
was being admitted to this pan-
theon of feminism because of her
book. That's a combination of
thrill and triumph very few writ-
ers ever get to savor in their ca-
reers.
Myra Bradwell was far more
than just America's first woman
lawyer.
She was the woman who dra-
matically sprung the grieving
widow of Abraham Lincoln from
the insane asylum to which she
had been unjustly confined by her
son in one of the most shameful
episodes of American history.
And she was an anti-Semite.
But Friedman managed to place
that in historical perspective, de-
spite having been victimized by

The Biography of Myra Bradwell
(212 pages, $21.95). Friedman is
currently on medical leave from
Wayne State and working on her
third book, a novel. Her first book
was a legal treatise
called "Contract Reme-
dies in a Nut Shell," a
publisher-inflicted title
that still raises her
hackles.
Born in 1941 as Mar-
cy Joy Goldbarg, Fried-
man legally changed
her given name after
her marriage. She vivid-
ly remembers growing
up in a predominantly
German neighborhood
"with a Nazi Bund gang
of toughs across the
street."
Because her mother,
Pearl Goldbarg, looked
"like a Swede," she had
been able to rent a
home for the family un-
der the name of Olson.
But when their landlord
found out that the 01-
sons were actually
Jane Friedman: Myra Bradwell's biographer.
Goldbargs, he gave
them the option of mov-
moved from being a dry-as-dust ing or buying the house "so he
legal tome as are the novels of wouldn't have to face the neigh-
bors when they caught on," re-
John Grisham.
In the year since its appear- called Friedman during a recent
ance, a number of mainstream interview in her art-filled Aim Ar-
newspaper critics have hailed bor home.
"My father, Harry Goldbarg,
America's First Woman Lawyer:

anti-Semitism growing up in St.
Paul, Minn.
Friedman's well-written biog-
raphy, in its third printing from
Prometheus Books, is as far re-

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