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Murder on the Roof – Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, and the Trial of the Century

She was a dark-haired beauty with alabaster skin and a thick mane of hair worn like a Gibson Girl. Her dazzling smile would have merited attention, had it not been for the mounds of pillowy, white flesh that almost tumbled … Continue reading →

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Evelyn Nesbit (December 25, 1884 – January 17, 1967) was the professional name of Florence Evelyn Nesbit, a popular American chorus girl and artists’ model whose liaison with renowned architect Stanford White immortalized her as "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing."

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Evelyn Nesbit. One of Charles Dana Gibson's models. Also notorious as the "girl on the red velvet swing," mistress of Stanford White. White was murdered by Nesbit's obsessive husband, Harry K. Thaw.

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Evelyn Nesbit - --Known to millions before her 16th birthday in 1900, Evelyn was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover, Stanford White, the architect of much of New York. She found herself at the center of the Crime of the Century and the star of a great courtroom drama.

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