Library to host author Christina Erteszek  on Saturday afternoon

Christina Erteszek’s new book, “First Lady of Under Fashions,” is about her parents escape from Krakow and their creation of the Olga Company.

The Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library will host author Christina Erteszek from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Erteszek will discuss her new book, “First Lady of Under Fashions,” which tells the harrowing story of the author’s parents, Jan and Olga Erteszek, who narrowly escaped Krakow as the Nazis invaded Poland. They came to the United States to settle in Los Angeles, and with a sewing machine and a card table, created one of the most iconic lines of intimate apparel, the Olga Company.

At this event, Erteszek will share her story of writing and publishing her book. When her father was dying, he asked her to publish his life story. For more than 30 years, Erteszek pondered how to tell this story.

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