Harry Kendall Thaw

American playboy Harry Kendall Thaw

Harry Kendall Thaw was the son of coal and railroad baron William Thaw. His historical legacy is attributed to one notorious act—in 1906, he murdered the renowned architect Stanford White on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden .
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Media portrayals of Mormonism far better than a century ago - Deseret News
Google News - over 6 years
Included among his reporting were stories about New York's corrupt Tammany Hall political machine and several articles about the original “Trial of the Century,” the celebrated murder of architect Stanford White by a jealous lover Harry Thaw in a
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Memories of a colossal, national, overly covered trial - Athens NEWS
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Every few years there's a brand new "trial of the century," going right back to the first decade of the last century, when Harry Thaw shot the architect Stanford White to death on the roof at the old Madison Square Garden. White had been a little too
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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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Lyric Theatre prepares to launch 49th season - NewsOK.com
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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)
Google News - over 6 years
... 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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Baseball's Bill James covers all the 'Popular Crime' bases - USA Today
Google News - almost 7 years
By Todd Plitt, USA TODAY Bill James revisits the 1906 murder of famed architect Stanford White by Harry Thaw, the husband of his former mistress, Evelyn Nesbit. By Todd Plitt, USA TODAY Bill James revisits the 1906 murder of famed architect Stanford
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FROM THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE; 100, 75, 50 Years Ago
NYTimes - over 7 years
1910 A Try To Prove Charlton Insane NEW YORK It is evident from to-day's [June 24] proceedings that young Porter Charlton's relatives hope to save him from submission to Italian justice for the murder of his wife at Lake Como, by seeking to prove him insane. In fact, the tactics adopted for the defence of Harry Thaw for the murder of Stanford White
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QUEENS UP CLOSE; Murder at the Regatta
NYTimes - over 9 years
THE shoreline of Little Neck Bay, off northeast Queens, offers some of the most idyllic scenery in the city, particularly on weekend afternoons during summer when the breeze billows through an endless savannah of sails. Strolling under the sprawling catalpas and dense sycamore maples in Crocheron Park in Bayside, one might easily imagine oneself
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The Listings: July 8 -- July 14
NYTimes - over 12 years
Selective listings by critics of The New York Times of new and noteworthy cultural events in the Northeast this week. * denotes a highly recommended film, concert, show or exhibition. Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/theater. Previews and
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The Listings: July 1 -- July 7
NYTimes - over 12 years
Approximate running times are in parentheses. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/theater. Theater Previews and Openings 'SUMMER PLAY FESTIVAL' Opens Tuesday. This well-financed showcase of new works generated much buzz last year; now it returns for a second year with eye-catching titles like ''The
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The Listings: JUNE 24-JULY 1
NYTimes - over 12 years
Theater Approximate running times are in parentheses. Full reviews of current shows, additional listings, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/theater. Previews and Openings 'TWELFTH NIGHT' Opens tomorrow. The Aquila Theater presents Shakespeare's comedy about mistaken identities, unrequited love and the threats of a puritanical zealot (2:15). Baruch
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THEATER REVIEW; Love Triangle at the Garden
NYTimes - over 12 years
It was bigger than Michael, Martha and maybe even O.J. When the eccentric millionaire Harry K. Thaw shot and killed the famed architect Stanford White on the roof of the old Madison Square Garden almost a century ago, the subsequent ''trial of the century,'' the first of many in the 20th, was a perfect storm of celebrity scandal. There was a bit of
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ESSAY; An Affair to Remember
NYTimes - over 15 years
IN April 1977, Janine, a Palestinian friend who worked for a travel agency in Paris, asked me whether I wanted a free charter-jet ticket to spend Easter weekend in New York. At the time, nothing seemed farther away. I was spending whole days at the Bibliothèque Nationale on Rue de Richelieu, arriving at 8:45 a.m., before all the others, to get a
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NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: NEW YORK BOOKSHELF; The City's Past and Present In Fiction and Poetry
NYTimes - about 17 years
CONEY By Amram Ducovny Overlook Press ($26.95, hardcover) The Normandie was docked at the foot of West 46th Street. They left the subway at Times Square and walked west on 42nd Street. The movie houses lining both sides of the street were doing a lethargic business, not being air-climatized. The action or horror double features were unlikely
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THE GUIDE
NYTimes - over 17 years
Best Bet What's left of the area's rural heritage will be celebrated today at the 18th annual Long Island Fall Harvest Festival on the Riverhead campus of Suffolk Community College. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be live music and other entertainment, line dancing, crafts and food sales, wine tastings, pony and hay rides, educational and
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1947
    Age 76
    Thaw died of a heart attack in Miami, Florida on February 22, 1947 at the age of 76.
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  • 1944
    Age 73
    In 1944, Thaw sold the Kenilworth home and moved to Florida.
  • 1935
    Age 64
    Ultimately, in 1935, a legal judgment ruled against Thaw and in Lopez’s favor in the amount of thirty-five thousand dollars.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1927
    Age 56
    In 1927, he contracted with John S. Lopez and detective-story author Arthur B. Reeve for a batch of scenarios focused on the theme of fraudulent spiritualism.
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  • 1926
    Age 55
    In 1926, Thaw published a book of memoirs titled "The Traitor," written to vindicate his murder of Stanford White.
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  • 1924
    Age 53
    In 1924, he purchased a historic home known as Kenilworth in Clearbrook, a farming community in Frederick County, Virginia.
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    He was ultimately judged sane and regained his freedom in April 1924.
  • FORTIES
  • 1917
    Age 46
    In a New York Times article titled "Whipping of Boy Starts Hunt for Harry K. Thaw", dated January 12, 1917, it was reported that Gump in the hotel room was confronted by "Thaw, armed with a short, stocky whip rushing for him."
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  • 1915
    Age 44
    His acquaintance with Gump dated to December 1915, and Thaw had worked to gain the trust of the Gump family.
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    Soon after the court decision, The Sun, in July, 1915, weighed in with its own estimation of the justice system in the Thaw matter: "In all this nauseous business, we don't know which makes the gorge rise more, the pervert buying his way out, or the perverted idiots that hail him with huzzas."
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    On July 16, 1915 the jury found Thaw not guilty and no longer insane, and set him free.
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    Nesbit and Thaw divorced in 1915.
  • 1914
    Age 43
    Madison House in Gorham, New Hampshire for the summer under the watch of Sheriff Holman Drew, but in December 1914, Thaw was finally extradited to New York where he was able to secure a new trial.
  • 1913
    Age 42
    Determined to escape confinement, in 1913 Thaw walked out of the asylum and was driven over the border to Sherbrooke, Quebec.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1910
    Age 39
    Evelyn Nesbit gave birth to a son, Russell William Thaw, on October 25, 1910 in Berlin, Germany.
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    On August 12, 1910, the court dismissed the writ and Thaw was returned to Matteawan.
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  • 1905
    Age 34
    They were wed on April 4, 1905.
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  • 1902
    Age 31
    Landlady Susan "Susie" Merrill recounted a chronology of Thaw’s activities during the period of 1902 through 1905.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1895
    Age 24
    In Paris in 1895, Thaw threw an extravagant party, reputedly costing $50,000, which drew wide publicity.
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  • 1893
    Age 22
    The elder Thaw died in 1893, leaving his 22-year-old son three million dollars in his will.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1871
    Age 0
    Thaw was born on February 12, 1871 to Pittsburgh coal and railroad baron William Thaw, Sr., and his second wife, Mary Sibbet (Copley) Thaw.
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