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  •  Elizabeth Keckley was not a maid... (1+ / 0-)
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    she was a free woman, a dress designer and
    skilled tailor who was employed by the fashion-
    conscious Mary Todd Lincoln.

    She lived in NYC, and because of her skill
    and artistic design, Mrs. Lincoln demanded her
    to only work for her.

    She herself  has quite a story to tell.

    Mary Todd LIncoln was often portrayed as a
     neurotic social butterfly but she was much more;
    well educated, from a political familiy, it was the death
    of her son that was her undoing. Altho key scenes
    with her in the film reveal her grief, little is done
    with the extent of her attempt to overcome it.
    That's a movie in itself.

    And I adored this film; I was deeply moved from the
    very beginning.

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