The Girl on the Velvet Swing

The Girl on the Velvet Swing

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

ISBN: 9780316396677

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

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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.
Categories: True Crime

Summary of the Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz Conversation Starters

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The Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz: Conversation Starters The Girl on the Velvet Swing is the latest history and true crime novel written by Simon Baatz. Evelyn Nesbit was a sixteen-year-old girl who found herself working in New York City as a model and chorus girl. Her first role as a chorus girl was in the musical Florodora. Evelyn was noticed by Stanford White, a prominent architect in the city. Left in the care of Stanford while her mother was out of town, Stanford got Evelyn drunk on champagne until she lost consciousness. When Evelyn awoke next to Stanford, she realized that he had raped her. Evelyn kept this event to herself until she told the man who would become her husband, Harry Thaw. The Wall Street Journal wrote in their review of The Girl on the Velvet Swing that was a fast moving tale that will captivate readers from the first page. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: * Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups * Foster a deeper understanding of the book * Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately * Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
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Tragic Beauty

Tragic Beauty

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

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411696976

Category: True Crime

Page: 184

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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."
Categories: True Crime

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

This page : Lawrence and Laura White , the author's grandparents , at Box Hill ;
Evelyn Nesbit , the girl in the red velvet swing , in 1901 . she was TH LEFT :
WHITE FAMILY COLLECTION , RIGHT : GRANGER COLLECTION was merry ,
but ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105017439584

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial

The Girl on the Lonely Beach

The Girl on the Lonely Beach

these other books in Cold Medal's Series of Classic Murder Trials: THE GJRL IN
THE STATEROOM (Murder of a beautiful actress on the S.S. Durban Castle) By
Charles Boswell and Lewis Thompson THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING ...

Author: Fred J. Cook

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The Great and the Gracious on Millionaires Row

The Great and the Gracious on Millionaires  Row

She was also one of the girls in the highly publicized Floradora Sextet , a feature
of the top hit then playing at the Casino ... Fifty years later , this episode was
vividly portrayed in a movie , “ The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing , ” starring Joan ...

Author: Kathryn E. O'Brien

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067447425

Category: Bolton Landing (N.Y.)

Page: 278

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Categories: Bolton Landing (N.Y.)

Wicked Women of the Screen

Wicked Women of the Screen

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

ISBN: UOM:39015013406270

Category: Characters and characteristics in motion pictures

Page: 160

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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.
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Scandal

Scandal

One of them - located on 24th Street - was to become famous for its velvet and
satin trappings , including the celebrated “ red velvet swing . " White had a
penchant for pretty young showgirls . As soon as he saw Evelyn Nesbit he got
one of the ...

Author: Allen Lebrow

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ISBN: PSU:000010566916

Category: Celebrities

Page: 97

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The American Heritage History of the Law in America

The American Heritage History of the Law in America

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing The Jfy/y -Keller A tale of bigamous Johann
Hoch (if. A number of people who attended the opening of Mamzelle Champagne
at the roof theatre of Madison Square Garden noted the arrival of Mr. and Mrs.

Author: Bernard Schwartz

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105044128499

Category: Law

Page: 379

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Stories of famous criminal cases in American history.
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Rating the Movie Stars for Home Video TV Cable

Rating the Movie Stars for Home Video  TV  Cable

The pictures which destroyed it included The Naked Street , The Girl in the Red
Velvet Swing , and They Call Me Trinity . Years later , he took over the lead role in
Broadway ' s “ Deathtrap , " reminding audiences of an acting talent that had too ...

Author: Joel Hirschhorn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0881761524

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 384

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The Vaudevillians

The Vaudevillians

Like many other chorus girls , apparently , Evelyn Nesbit met Stanford White ,
who seduced her , and one of whose favorite relaxations was to place Evelyn ,
often naked , on a red velvet swing in his studio apartment . Evelyn Nesbit was
quite a ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Arlington House

ISBN: UOM:39015018111313

Category: Entertainers United States Dictionaries

Page: 172

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Categories: Entertainers United States Dictionaries

Inside Joan Collins

Inside Joan Collins

The picture was to be titled The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing . It was only a matter
of several months before Monroe was out of the cast and others were being
tested for the role including Joan Collins . Joan won the role . Her second picture
on ...

Author: Bill Adler

Publisher:

ISBN: 0881843962

Category: Actors

Page: 253

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Fans of Joan Collins will enjoy this biography on the famous television personality who starred for eight years as the villainess everyone loved to hate--Alexis Carrington on "Dynasty". This is an honest and thorough account of the British actress and covers everything in her life from the time she was born in 1933, her first four marriages, and her ups and downs in Hollywood. The book ends in the late eighties when Joan's marriage to Peter Holm (referred to by Joan as "The Swede") ended in a nasty divorce and "Dynasty" --her biggest hit--was dying a slow death.
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Register of Prohibited Publications

Register of Prohibited Publications

Girl. In The Black Bikini Girl. In The Black Chemise, The Girl In The Frame, The . .
Girl in The Red Velvet Swing. The Girl In The White Mercedes, The Girl In 304,
The Girl In Waiting and Justice (Prohibited 20th January, 1950, under title Chit of
a ...

Author: Ireland. Censorship Board

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ISBN: UCAL:B4225838

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Born to Swing

Born to Swing

... of one of the most notorious crimes of the era when he was shot dead by young
, rich and mentally unbalanced Harry Thaw , then newly wed to Stanford White ' s
young ex - mistress , Evelyn Nesbit , “ The Girl On The Red Velvet Swing " .

Author: Ean Wood

Publisher: Pub Overstock Unlimited Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015050250383

Category: Music

Page: 264

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Joan Collins

Joan Collins

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing , from the Charles Samuels novel , was based
on the true story of early twentieth - century showgirl Evelyn Nesbit , who had an
affair with architect Stanford White while she was married to millionaire Harry K.

Author: Jeff Rovin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0553249398

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 223

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Categories: Motion picture actors and actresses