In December 1900 the beautiful, fifteen year old Evelyn Nesbit arrived in New York. Within a year she became the “glittering girl model of Gotham,” the first iconic American sex-goddess. Her fame would transform into notoriety after June 25, 1906 when her millionaire husband, Harry Thaw, murdered Evelyn’s one time lover, Stanford White, in what was known by contemporaries as “the crime of the century.”
Evelyn Thaw, The Story of My Life, John Long Ltd. (1914).
Paula Uruburu, American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White The Birth of the “It” Girl and the Crime of the Century, Penguin (2008).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)