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Modjeska Canyon, California: Modjeska Shakespeare

75-year-old statue rescued from a junkyard is routinely dressed by its artist-owners, who welcome the public to pose with it out by their mailbox.

28671 Modjeska Canyon Rd, Modjeska Canyon, CA
On the north side of Modjeska Canyon Rd, a third of a mile east of its intersection with Modjeska Grade Rd. Private property; visible from the street.
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Modjeska Shakespeare

A 75-year-old sculpture rescued from a scrapyard. Local artists Pamela and Thomas Wishart had a vision to bring Shakespeare back to life and make him an engaging piece of art for the community. A different theme is chosen for every holiday and the Wisharts encourage people to take pictures with this quirky statue. The sculpture is located in Modjeska Canyon, former home of Helena Modjeska, one of the Worlds most renowned Shakespearian actresses. One of only two National Historic Landmarks in Orange County.

[Tom Wishart, 03/26/2019]

To be clear: the Modjeska home -- which is up the road -- is a National Historic Landmark, not the Modjeska Shakespeare statue.

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