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Category / Women
Exhibition_Dress_Designs_Hana_Podolská_TresBohemes
The Legend of Czech Fashion, Hana Podolská (née Johanna Vošahlíková), was born on May 16, 1880 in Merkhausen and died in Prague on February 15, 1972. She was a Czech fashion designer and businesswoman and one of the most important creators of pre-war Czechoslovak fashion. Additionally, she was the owner of the most renowned domestic...
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Paulina Porizkova is a Czech model, author, actress, and feminist. Born on April 9th, 1965 in the city of Prostějov, Czech Republic. She was the first child of her parents, Anna and Jiří Pořízek. Paulinas parent were strong anticommunists and when the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968 they fled to Sweden on a motorbike, leaving...
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Czech beauty, Olga Schoberová (also known as Olinka Bérová or Olly Schoberova) was born on March 15, 1943 in Prague, Czech Republic, which was then known as the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. She is a Czech-American actress who was actively making movies between 1963 – 1984. During her career, she was often compared with Brigitte Bardot...
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Best Athlete in the World A 15-year old, Katie Ledecky shocked the 2012 London Olympic Games, when she unexpectedly won the Gold Medal in the women’s 800-meter freestyle. Currently, she is a five-time Olympic Gold Medalist and nine-time World Champion. Some consider her the best athlete of the World. Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky was born on...
Today we are honoring Helen Brooke Taussig, a woman physician who saved thousands of children’s lives. When in May 1980, the famed 87- year physician, Helen Brooke Taussig, lost her life during a car accident, the Czech foreign press did not devote any attention to that event. Nobody could, of course, suspect that she was, on...
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Betsy Palmer has often been called the ‘All American Girl’ and yet few know that she was actually born Patricia Betsy Hrunek, daughter of Rudolph Vincent Hrunek, an industrial chemist who was an immigrant from Czechoslovakia and Marie Love, who launched the Chicago Business College. Betsy was a 1944 graduate of East Chicago Roosevelt High School and a graduate from...
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Today (August 1st, 2016) is my mother Kytka’s birthday. In case you don’t know who that is, she is the founder of and an author here at Tres Bohemes.  She is a true Bohemian. She was born in the Czech Republic and her parents immigrated to the US in search of a new life without communism....