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The Resource American Eve : Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the birth of the "It" girl, and the crime of the century, Paula Uruburu

American Eve : Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the birth of the "It" girl, and the crime of the century, Paula Uruburu

Label
American Eve : Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the birth of the "It" girl, and the crime of the century
Title
American Eve
Title remainder
Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the birth of the "It" girl, and the crime of the century
Statement of responsibility
Paula Uruburu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Famous by her sixteenth birthday in 1900, Gibson Girl Evelyn Nesbit was the most photographed woman of her era, an iconic figure who set the standard for female beauty. Women wanted to be her. Men wanted her. When her jealous millionaire husband, Harry K. Thaw, killed her lover--celebrity architect Stanford White, builder of the Washington Square Arch and much of New York City--she found herself at the center of the "crime of the century" and the scandal that marked the beginning of a national obsession with youth, beauty, celebrity, and sex. The story of Evelyn Nesbit is one of glamour, money, romance, madness, and murder, and Paula Uruburu weaves all of these elements into an elegant narrative that reads like the best fiction--only it's all true, a picture of America as it crossed from the Victorian era into the modern.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 974.7/1041092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8039.M772
LC item number
U59 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American Eve : Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the birth of the "It" girl, and the crime of the century, Paula Uruburu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-386)
Contents
The garden of the New World -- Siren song -- Beautiful city of smoke -- Poses -- The Little Sphinx in Manhattan -- Florodora -- Benevolent vampire -- Through the looking glass -- At the feet of Diana -- The Barrymore curse -- Enter mad Harry -- The worst mistake of her life -- The "Mistress of Millions" -- Curtains: June 25, 1906 -- Aftershock -- Dementia Americana -- A woman's sacrifice -- America's pet murderer -- The fallen idol
Control code
192048137
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9781594489938
Lccn
2008005818
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn192048137
  • (OCoLC)192048137
Label
American Eve : Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the birth of the "It" girl, and the crime of the century, Paula Uruburu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-386)
Contents
The garden of the New World -- Siren song -- Beautiful city of smoke -- Poses -- The Little Sphinx in Manhattan -- Florodora -- Benevolent vampire -- Through the looking glass -- At the feet of Diana -- The Barrymore curse -- Enter mad Harry -- The worst mistake of her life -- The "Mistress of Millions" -- Curtains: June 25, 1906 -- Aftershock -- Dementia Americana -- A woman's sacrifice -- America's pet murderer -- The fallen idol
Control code
192048137
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9781594489938
Lccn
2008005818
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn192048137
  • (OCoLC)192048137

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