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
Category: True Crime
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.
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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.
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
Category: True Crime
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."
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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 ...
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
Category: Characters and characteristics in motion pictures
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.
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 ...
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
Stories of famous criminal cases in American history.
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 ...
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 ...
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
Author: Bill Adler
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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... 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 " .
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.