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Edwardian Outfit a Sensation at 1906 Murder trial

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In 1906 – Model Evelyn Nesbitt causes a stir at her husbands murder trial – with her outfit!
Evelyn Nesbitt – one of the 20th Century’s first style icons was a young model /actress thrust into the limelight in New York when her name was involved in the infamous murder of Stanford White, a respected architect in 1906. He was sensationally murdered at point blank range in a theater by Harry Thaw – Evelyn’s jealous and psychotic husband.

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The Crime Of The Century
from Ragtime: The Musical

Your Honor,
I was once the lady friend
Of Stanford White
(He's the famous architect.)
Yes, that's right
He put me on a velvet swing
And made me wear...
Well, hardly anything
Ruined at the age of fifteen

Your Honor,
Then I went and married
Mr. Harry Thaw, eccentric millionaire
(Ooh! Ooh!)
Harry's a jealous man
(Bang! Bang!)
That was the end of Stan
(Boo Hoo!)
Your Honor, be fair
My Harry went crazy, I swear

Now it's the Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century
Giving the world a thrill
Harry's in trouble and Stanny's in Heaven
And Evelyn is in vaudeville
The Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century
All for a youthful fling
Fortune, fame and a ruined name
And now I'm the Girl on the Swing

Mother's Younger Brother was in love with Evelyn Nesbitt. From his regular seat in the front row of the second balcony, he would lean far over the railing hoping his goddess would notice him. One night he almost fell. Evelyn caught sight of him and smiled. Life was suddenly wonderful and full of delicious possibilities.

(Oh! Oh!)
Harry must not be hung!
(Bang! Bang!)
(Let's Have that verdict sung)
(Boo Hoo!)
(Your Honor, we find that Harry's not guilty)
My Harry's not guilty!
(Cause Harry is out of his mind!)

And it's the Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century
Making the world go wheee!
Harry's in trouble and Stanny's in Heaven
And Evelyn gets publicity
The Crime of the Century
Crime of the Century
Not such an awful thing
Stanny's killed but my mother's thrilled
Cause now I'm the Girl on the
(Now she's the Girl on the...)
Now I'm the Girl on the Swing
 

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