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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 pm

Free - but registration requested!

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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 murderedRagtime Murders - Evelyn Nesbit 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

America's First Supermodel

America’s First Supermodel

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.

 

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Date:
April 12, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free - but registration requested!
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Organizer

Cook Library
Phone:
847-362-2330
Website:
www.cooklib.org

Venue

Cook Park Library
413 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, 60048 United States
Phone:
847-362-2330
Website:
www.cooklib.org