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Mata Hari
Ronelle Delmont

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Though her name, Mata Hari, is legendary throughout the world as a devious "femme fatale," few people are aware of her unusual life and the circumstances under which she died. This is the 100th anniversary of her execution in France, by firing squad, in 1917. She was only 41 at the time of her death. Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod was a Dutch-born dancer and courtesan who was probably wrongfully convicted in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I. Ronelle will use photos and film clips to illustrate the entangled life of this very mysterious woman and the tumultuous times in which she lived.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Ronelle Delmont was born on the Lower-East-Side of NYC and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (1962) in Brooklyn. She attended Hunter College as a music major and lived in Greenwich Village for 28 years as the co-owner of an antique shop (Old Horizons) on Bleecker Street during the 60s and 70s. As a professional dancer, she also taught Mid-Eastern Dance while performing in many of NYC's ethnic nightclubs. With Parisian-born husband, singer Daniel Delmont, she opened a nationwide entertainment agency in SoHo. After relocating to South Florida, Ronelle returned to college and received a BA from the Department of International Relations at FIU in Miami (1996). She is writing a book about Charles Lindbergh.

SPL3082
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
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$150 for any combination of eight events, members only

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Non-member - $35
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