Evelyn Nesbit

Model, chorus girl, actress Evelyn Nesbit

Evelyn Nesbit 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. " In the early part of the twentieth century, the figure and face of Evelyn Nesbit was ubiquitous, appearing in mass circulation newspaper and magazine advertisements, on souvenir items and calendars, making her a cultural celebrity.
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The Grilled Cheese Martini vs. the Honeybee Cocktail - Eater NY (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
That aside, the Cellar at Beecher's on 20th and Broadway is a fantastic space, looking all the part like an industrial drawing room that perhaps Evelyn Nesbit might have a enjoyed a glass of French bubbles in (she does, after all, have a cocktail named
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New Rep Opens Its 28th Season With RENT, Opens 9/6 - Broadway World
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Other New Rep credits include: The World Goes 'Round (Woman 3), The Last Five Years (Cathy), Hot Mikado (Pitti-Sing), Speed-the-Plow (Karen), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), The Wild Party (ensemble/Queenie u/s), Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Into the Woods
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Renaissance's 'Ragtime' features big, busy cast - Mansfield News Journal
Google News - over 6 years
One by one, the personal journeys of several historic figures will come alive, including auto tycoon Henry Ford, famed educator Booker T. Washington and chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit. Their stories celebrate the struggle between tradition and independence,
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RAGTIME 'Probable' to Headline Shaw Festival Next Year - Broadway World
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Their personal journeys come alive as historical figures offer guidance and diversion - including Harry Houdini, Henry Ford, Booker T. Washington, and the infamous Evelyn Nesbit. Together their stories celebrate the struggle between tradition and
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Lyric Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, 8/2-6 - Broadway World
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Lexi Windsor, playing Sheila in A Chorus Line, was seen as Evelyn Nesbit in Lyric's July production of Ragtime. She was also recently seen at Lyric at the Plaza as Gretchen in Boeing Boeing and Columbia in Lyric's 2010 production of The Rocky Horror
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In Casey Anthony case, we're found guilty - Korea Times
Google News - over 6 years
He was the son of an industrial magnate, who in 1906 murdered the famous architect Stanford White at Madison Square Garden because Thaw's wife, the chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit, said White had debauched her. Thaw had two "trials of the century" ― the
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Literary Tales Of Real-Life Crimes - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 6 years
Matters like Harry Thaw's 1906 murder of architect Stanford White, the ex-lover of famous beauty Evelyn Nesbit, Thaw's new wife. "Ragtime" concentrates on an upper-class New Rochelle family, but there are plenty of famous walk-ons, including Harry
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Review: Hangar stages inspiring spectacle in 'Ragtime' - Ithaca Journal
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There are some false notes here — the scene of Sarah's presidential appeal needs a crowd, not two cops; Little Boy is just too tall (effectively making his uncle look more like his brother); and showgirl Evelyn Nesbit seems too contemporary — but
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Laurie Wells, Josh Tower and More Set for Hangar Theatre's Ragtime - Playbill.com
Google News - over 6 years
The musical, according to press notes, "intertwines the stories of three diverse American families, played out against the background of actual historical celebrities like Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman and Evelyn Nesbit
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HW Brands's The Murder of Jim Fisk recalls an era of scandal and corporate greed - Straight.com
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After all, at the center of all this corporate raiding is a smouldering, ill-starred, and decidedly deadly romantic triangle—less well-known, perhaps, than that other fin-de-siècle triangle featuring Evelyn Nesbit and her red velvet swing,
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Lyric Theatre prepares to launch 49th season - NewsOK.com
Google News - over 6 years
Many historical figures also appear in “Ragtime,” including Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Thaw, Adm. Robert Peary and Emma Goldman. Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony Award-winning
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The Discovery of America and New York in 1892 - Booktryst (blog)
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... experiences Madison Square Rooftop Garden, later the scene for Harry Thaw's murder of architect Stanford White over the alluring Evelyn Nesbit; a New York barroom; the Eden Musée (a toney wax museum and art center); a casino; etc. and so forth
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El Landor Theatre acogerá el estreno del primer revival londinense de RAGTIME ... - todoMUSICALES
Google News - over 6 years
La situación política y social, la inmigración, la pobreza, el racismo marcan gran parte del relato, pero son los cameos de personajes históricos los que ponen la guinda: Houidini, Henry Ford, Booker T. Washington y Evelyn Nesbit, son no sólo
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They Call it 'Ragtime': - encore Online
Google News - almost 7 years
The celebrities in the performance help weave the fabric of our country's pop culture, including our obsession with stars, like the first pinup girl, Evelyn Nesbit. Caitlin Becka brings the sexy starlet to life with curvaceous, tawdry moves and in
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David Brussat: Triumvirate: Rosecliff, Semes & White - Providence Journal
Google News - almost 7 years
Scandal refers, of course, to Stanford White's murder by the rich husband of Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus-line dancer seduced by White years before her marriage. But husband Harry K. Thaw couldn't get past her past, and held a fervent grudge
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Melting Point - Memphis Flyer
Google News - almost 7 years
... the lives of historical headline-makers like the great illusionist Harry Houdini, industrialist financier JP Morgan, African-American political leader Booker T. Washington, vaudeville swinger Evelyn Nesbit, and socialist provocateur Emma Goldman
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Get a feel for old New York glamour at the Chatwal - Globe and Mail
Google News - almost 7 years
For example, the elevators are equipped with video monitors showing the movie American Eve, which details White's tempestuous relationship with the model Evelyn Nesbit that ended in his murder in 1906. You'd have to ride the elevator about 120 times to
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On This Day in History: May 5 Fire Destroys Sheepshead Bay Landmark - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Google News - almost 7 years
... including Diamond Jim Brady and Lillian Russell, and well-known scions of the day such as Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and Harry K. Thaw (best known for murdering architect Stanford White in a jealous rage over chorus girl Evelyn Nesbit
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Auditions for 'Ragtime' at Stroudsburg's Sherman Theater - Pocono Record
Google News - almost 7 years
Historical figures who are characters in the show include Booker T. Washington, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, JP Morgan, Henry Ford and Evelyn Nesbit. Auditions will be held 6 to 8 pm May 8 and 7 to 9 pm May 9, and at a time to be announced for Tuesday
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 82
    Nesbit died in a nursing home in Santa Monica, California, on January 17, 1967, at the age of 82.
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  • 1955
    Age 70
    She was a technical adviser on the 1955 movie The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing for which she was paid $10,000.
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  • 1947
    Age 62
    Harry Kendall Thaw died in 1947; in his will he left Nesbit a $10,000 bequest from an estate valued at over one million dollars.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1926
    Age 41
    Harry Kendall Thaw, who as late as 1926 was still keeping his ex-wife under surveillance by private detectives, went to Chicago where Nesbit was hospitalized.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1918
    Age 33
    Clifford came to feel his wife’s notoriety an insurmountable issue, his own identity being subsumed into that of “Mr. Evelyn Nesbit.” He left her in 1918, and she divorced him in 1933.
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  • 1916
    Age 31
    In 1916 she married dancer Jack Clifford; the two had worked up a stage act together.
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  • 1915
    Age 30
    Nesbit divorced Thaw in 1915.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1914
    Age 29
    Nesbit was left to her own resources to provide for herself. She found modest success working in vaudeville, and on the silent screen. In 1914, she appeared in Threads of Destiny produced at the Betzwood studios of film producer Siegmund Lubin.
  • 1911
    Age 26
    In 1911, Nesbit reconciled with her mother, who took on the role of caregiver for the child while Nesbit sought out opportunities to support herself and her son.
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  • 1910
    Age 25
    Nesbit gave birth to a son, Russell William Thaw, on October 25, 1910 in Berlin, Germany.
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  • 1905
    Age 20
    Nesbit and Thaw were wed on April 4, 1905.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1902
    Age 17
    In 1902, a romance blossomed between Nesbit and the young Barrymore.
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  • 1901
    Age 16
    As a chorus girl on Broadway in 1901, Nesbit was introduced to acclaimed architect Stanford White by Edna Goodrich, who along with Nesbit was a member in the company of Florodora.
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    In July 1901, costumed as a "Spanish maiden," Nesbit became a member of the show's chorus line whose enthusiastic public dubbed them the "Florodora Girls."
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    Two artworks, one by Frederick Church, and another by Beckwith in 1901, contradict Mrs. Nesbit, as they display a skimpily clad or partially nude Evelyn.
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  • 1900
    Age 15
    In November 1900, still without employment, she finally sent for her children.
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    In June 1900, Mrs. Nesbit, leaving her children in the care of others, re-located to New York City, again hoping to find work as a seamstress or clothing designer.
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  • 1898
    Age 13
    Under continuous financial distress which showed no prospect of improvement, Mrs. Nesbit moved to Philadelphia in 1898.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1893
    Age 8
    The Nesbit family moved to Pittsburgh around 1893.
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  • 1886
    Age 1
    Her actual year of birth remains unconfirmed; her real year of birth may have been 1886.
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  • 1884
    Born
    Nesbit was born Florence Evelyn Nesbit on December 25, 1884, in Tarentum, a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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