Show Business: A Gamine Is Exiled To Gorky Park

When martial law closed Poland's theaters, Joanna Pacula was forced into a worldwide career

Joanna Pacula's friends among Warsaw's actors and directors know, of course, that she won't be back. There is a rueful quality to their recollections as they describe Desdemona in jeans and a sweater, a bruised angel with, as the speaker is likely to add, a will of granite.

They talk of a lean, fierce beauty with the presence and intensity to scald the screen, a very young actress with the looks and cold nerve to strip off her clothes at the end of Witold Gombrowicz's stage drama, The Operetta,...

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