Monday, May 29, 2006

Perle Mesta Profiled in The Oklahoman

If you thought Pele Mesta just gave great parties, think again. She was only the third women ever named to a diplomatic post by the US and was such a committed feminist that she changed her name from Pearl to Perle as a political statement. She was the model for the lead character in Irving Berlin's Broadway play and subsequent movie "Call Me Madam."

Here is the newspaper story; too bad the newspaper doesn't post the great photographs associated with the article. Click here to read about Mesta at the Oklahoma Women's Network website (scroll down to her name). Once there, click on her name for other bios on Perle Mesta. Or read her autobiography, Perle: My Story. Buy it at Amazon or check your local library.

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