Celebrity So Extraordinaire She Rivaled the Eiffel Tower

Bernhardt_small.jpgBy EDWARD ROTHSTEIN [NY Times, 2 December 2005]
The opening image in the fascinating exhibition that opens today at the Jewish Museum might at first seem to have very little to do with its main subject. The exhibition is devoted to the flamboyant 19th-century actress whose name was once invoked by mothers as a warning to melodramatic daughters, held up like a cross before Dracula: “Who do you think you are, Sarah Bernhardt?”