The Girl on the Velvet Swing, a tale of glamour, excess, and danger, is an immersive, fascinating look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes and by the women who were their victims.
Author: Simon Baatz
Publisher: Hachette UK
From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world. In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just sixteen years old, had recently moved to the city. White was forty-seven and a principal in the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. As the foremost architect of his day, he was a celebrity, responsible for designing countless landmark buildings in Manhattan. That evening, after drinking champagne, Nesbit lost consciousness and awoke to find herself naked in bed with White. Telltale spots of blood on the bed sheets told her that White had raped her. She told no one about the rape until, several years later, she confided in Harry Thaw, the millionaire playboy who would later become her husband. Thaw, thirsting for revenge, shot and killed White in 1906 before hundreds of theatergoers during a performance in Madison Square Garden, a building that White had designed. The trial was a sensation that gripped the nation. Most Americans agreed with Thaw that he had been justified in killing White, but the district attorney expected to send him to the electric chair. Evelyn Nesbit's testimony was so explicit and shocking that Theodore Roosevelt himself called on the newspapers not to print it verbatim. The murder of White cast a long shadow: Harry Thaw later attempted suicide, and Evelyn Nesbit struggled for many years to escape an addiction to cocaine. The Girl on the Velvet Swing, a tale of glamour, excess, and danger, is an immersive, fascinating look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes and by the women who were their victims.
The scandal rocked the nation with its lurid details of sex, power, drugs, and insanity. The newspapers and tabloids had a field day with the story and labeled the murder "The Crime of the Century."
Author: Deborah Paul
The 1914 memoirs of Evelyn Nesbit, the beautiful chorus girl and model whose association with architect Stanford White would later lead to his sensational murder at Madison Square Garden. In June 1906, Pittsburgh playboy Harry K. Thaw shot and murdered Stanford White, one of America's most famous architects, over a deadly dispute involving White's seduction of Thaw's wife, Evelyn Nesbit. Known as "the girl on the red velvet swing," Evelyn earned this moniker when she described swinging naked on a red velvet swing in Stanford White's New York studio apartment. Stanford White had supposedly drugged and raped the sixteen-year-old Evelyn in the autumn of 1901. The scandal rocked the nation with its lurid details of sex, power, drugs, and insanity. The newspapers and tabloids had a field day with the story and labeled the murder "The Crime of the Century."
Nominee: Reuben Award for Best Graphic Novel YALSA, Great Graphic Novels for Teens Bringing to life turn-of-the-century New York and the scintillating career of one of its most famous architects, as well as the vices that cost him his life, ...
Author: Rick Geary
Publisher: NBM Publishing
Nominee: Reuben Award for Best Graphic Novel YALSA, Great Graphic Novels for Teens Bringing to life turn-of-the-century New York and the scintillating career of one of its most famous architects, as well as the vices that cost him his life, this true-crime graphic novel tells the story of one of the most scandalous murders of the times. Stanford White was one of New York's most famous architects, having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden; his influence on New York's look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent: he had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with a red velvet swing. When he met Evelyn Nesbit—an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson's drawing The Eternal Question and later for the movie The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing—he knew he was on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually married a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who developed a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her.
famous Ray Milland–Joan Collins film about the famous architect Stanford White
and his romance with the Gibson girl. The movie was entitled The Girl in the Red
Velvet Swing, and indeed Stanford White had such a swing hanging from the ...
An annotated cosmology of Anne Rice's Vampiredom from A(kasha) to Z(enobia)--all fifteen books of the Vampire Chronicles detailed, by a longtime Anne Rice reader and scholar; the who, what, where, why, (and often) how of her beloved characters, mortal and 'im', brought together in a book for the first time. Illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer. An Alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles gathers together, from all fifteen of the books in the series, the facts, details, story lines, genealogies of her characters, vampiric subjects, geographical influences, and cultural and individual histories, all of which Rice painstakingly researched and invented during her 40-year career--to date--through which she has enchanted and transported us. Here are concise, detailed biographies of every character, no matter how central or minor to the cosmology. Revealed are the intricacies and interconnectedness of characters and subjects throughout. We see how Akasha (Queen of Egypt and the first vampire) is connected to Mekare (the inheritor of the title of the Queen of the Damned), etc., and how these characters connect back to the darkest rebel outlaw of them all, Lestat de Lioncourt ... And we see, as well, the ways in which Rice's vampires have evolved from warring civilizations to isolated covens to a unified race of blood drinkers led by their hero-wanderer and sole monarch, Prince Lestat. For devoted and first-time Anne Rice readers alike, An Alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles will be the holy grail of lore and revelation for those who have been, and continue to be, mesmerized by the worlds within worlds of these beloved tales of the undead.
On June 1, she returned to Hollywood to begin working the feature film The Girl in
the Red Velvet Swing, which was in production until mid-July. The Girl in the Red
Velvet Swing opens with the following written prologue: In 1906, the ...
Author: Scott A. Nollen
Publisher: Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media
Torchy Blane: model for Superman’s Lois Lane. Five-foot-three firecracker. Smart, adventurous blonde. Gimme girl. Wry eyes, pouty kisser. Wicked wisecracks. Sly double take. Fast-talking, no-nonsense, straight-shooting, stand-up, hardboiled dame. Anyone for Glenda Farrell? In addition to her film roles, many of which were brilliant comedic performances, Glenda also had an extensive resume on Broadway, as well as numerous television guest-starring appearances. Whether playing a gangster’s moll, a hash-slinging waitress, or a fast-talking reporter, Glenda Farrell charmed her way into the hearts of America in the 1930s and 1940s and became a friendly well-known face on the new medium of television, winning an Emmy for an episode of Ben Casey, “A Cardinal Act of Mercy.” Finally, a book on Hollywood’s Hardboiled Dame, who was more of an all-around good egg and never hardboiled.
For if the names themselves of this new society are a crazy jumble, the ideals and
standards are worse than Evelyn Nesbit, the Floradora Girl who married Harry K.
Thaw, could have dreamed of — even from her red velvet swing. In Publiciety ...
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.
665 The Girl in the Picture ( 1986 ) p . 665 Girl in the Pullman 698 The Girl in the
Rain 227 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 331 The Girl in the Show 503 Girl in
the Street 703 The Girl in the Swing p . 665 Girl in the Taxi 183 The Girl in the
Author: William Darby
Offers filmographies for more than seven hundred American and world cinematographers from 1915 through 1990.
Perhaps the best notices of Joan ' s Fox years came for her performance as the
flighty showgirl Evelyn Nesbit ( also a prominent figure in the more recent
Ragtime ) in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing . Nesbit was a real - life turn - of ...
Author: David Quinlan
Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited
A survey of those actresses famous for playing the wicked women of the screen. The book covers Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Barbara Stanwyck, Marlene Dietrich and many others. David Quinlan describes their lives and their careers and there are full filmographies.
Malone ' s performance may be an instance of a growing interest in emotional
instability in women , apparently as ... The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing recounted
the Stanford White - Evelyn Nesbit - Harry K . Thaw triangle and murder of 1906 .
Author: Kenneth M. Cameron
Publisher: Burns & Oates
The challenge of making the great American historical film has attracted some of our finest talents: D. W. Griffith, John Ford, Robert Altman, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Spike Lee. From the earliest flickering images of The Spirit of 76 (1905) through Nixon, America on Film subtly and entertainingly examines Hollywood's filming of American history, including biographies. Among the many films considered, some omissions seem surprising: The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind, for example, since they are based on fiction. But The Iron Horse, The Beginning or the End?, the Jackie Robinson Story, Patton, Quiz Show, Lenny, Malcolm, X, Apollo 13, and literally hundreds of others are all here. Through these many movies, we see the interrelationships between image and substance, illusion and reality, racism and democracy, and cynicism and idealism, which form America's unique national identity.
... Frank 334 Ginsberg , Allen 16 The Girl Can ' t Help It 107 , 271 The Girl in the
Red Velvet Swing 172 The Girl Most Likely 281 Les Girls 105 Girosi , Marcello 62
Give a Girl a Break 276 The Glass Key 302 The Glass Menagerie 216 Gleason ...
Author: Drew Casper
Postwar Hollywood is a comprehensive history of the American film industry, from 1946-1962. A comprehensive introductory textbook exploring the unique period in the history of the film industry after World War II Examines the cultural history, business practices, new technologies, censorship standards, emerging genres, and styles of post-war cinema Chronicles the restructuring of Hollywood cinema against the backdrop of the major political, economic, and social changes taking place after World War II Features in-depth discussions of important films from Picnic, The Heiress, and From Here to Eternity, to Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Love Me or Leave Me Illustrates the culture/filmmaking interface, and demonstrates the triumphs and failures of Hollywood's new methods of business
... The Girl from San Lorenzo 537 Girl Happy 107 , 179 The Girl He Left Behind
613 The Girl I Loved 409 The Girl in the Glass Cage 617 The Girl in the
Headlines 21 The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing 158 Girl Loves Boy 461 The Girl
Most Likely ...
Author: David Dye
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
Lists film and TV credits for child actors and actresses and briefly discusses the history of children in the movies