The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at Shakespeare & Co.

Thursday Nov 07 2019   6:30 PM
Shakespeare & Co.  1632 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA  map

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty author Richard Schwartz will speak on the life of actor M. B. Curtis, emphasizing his Philadelphia presence as well as the Statue of Liberty story.

Richard SchwartzRichard Schwartz is a historian and the author of Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley; Earthquake Exodus, 1906; Berkeley 1900; and The Circle of Stones. An outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, he worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm before heading west to find higher mountains. He now lives in Berkeley, California, where he works as a building contractor and documents early Native American sites in the Bay Area. Visit his website at