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As much as people hate to admit it, everyone loves a good scandal. The more sensational the story and the more depraved the players, the better. There must have been something in the air during the Gilded Age because those folks found themselves embroiled in some seriously sordid business.
Evelyn Nesbit was an American artists' model and chorus girl, noted for her entanglement in the murder of her ex-lover, architect Stanford White, by her first husband, Harry Kendall Thaw. She was of Scots-Irish ancestry. As a child, Florence Evelyn was strikingly beautiful, but quiet and somewhat shy. She had a younger brother, Howard.
She married multi-millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw when she was Evelyn was born inin a town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After the death of her father when she was only 11, her mother, a housewife who had never done any labor, was forced to support Evelyn and her younger brother.
Evelyn Nesbit December 25, — January 17, was an American artists' model and chorus girlnoted for her entanglement in the murder of her ex-lover, architect Stanford Whiteby her first husband, Harry Kendall Thaw. She was of Scots-Irish ancestry. As a child, Florence Evelyn was strikingly beautiful, but quiet and somewhat shy.
As a choir sang the closing notes to Mam'zelle Champagne on the venue's rooftop, Thaw raised a pistol inches from White's head, and fired three shots. The bullets went straight through his left eye, killing him. When asked by police why he did it, Thaw's answer was simple: "He deserved it.
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After ascending two flights of stairs in Stanford White's W. As Nesbit later described the room, the most eye-catching feature was "a gorgeous swing with red velvet ropes around which trailed green smilax, set high in the ceiling at one end of the studio. White pushed Evelyn until she swung so high she kicked a hole in a paper parasol that was hanging near the ceiling. Evelyn would ride the swing again many times, sometimes clothed, and sometimes not.