On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the Roslyn Landmark Society will hold its October membership meeting, "American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the 'It' Girl and the Crime of the Century," presented by Dr. Paula Uruburu.
The meeting will take place at Sterling Glen of Roslyn, 100 Landing Rd. Cash bar at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. program at 8 p.m. Reservations for dinner required. Call Society Office at 625-4363.
The lecture is free and open to the general public.
One hundred years ago, the trial of millionaire Harry K. Thaw for the murder of his wife's lover, renowned New York City architect Stanford White, engendered a spectacular media frenzy. The woman at its center was Evelyn Nesbit, the "Girl in the Red Velvet Swing," the first supermodel celebrity.
Thaw was acquitted by reason of insanity but the real story behind the "Crime of the Century" was the rise and fall of that young woman, illuminated vividly in Paula Uruburu's new critically acclaimed account "Drawing on previously untapped resources, including family correspondence, personal photos and original trial documents Dr. Uruburu traces Nesbit's story in intimate detail.