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The Crime of the Century – The Supermodel, The Architect, And the Insane Millionaire
April 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree - but registration requested!
At the dawn of the 20th century, America was riveted by the first celebrity murder case in America. The murderer was famous and so was the victim and so was the murderer’s wife. The venue was famous and so were the lawyers involved. The only thing missing was wall-to-wall cable news coverage! You can’t make this stuff up!
Stanford White, the most famous architect in America was murdered on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden by Harry K Thaw, the insane millionaire heir to one of America’s great fortunes. Thaw believed that Stanford White had drugged and raped Thaw’s wife – the glamorous and very young showgirl Evelyn Nesbitt
the first supermodel in America.
If this story sounds a little familiar, it’s because it was the basis of the great book and movie “Ragtime” and the film “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing.”
This fascinating, one-of-a-kind multimedia presentation will bring to life the vivid celebrities, lurid crime and amazing history of the first crime of the century.