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Old Weird America: The Girl on the Red Velvet Swing, the 1906 "Crime of the Century" (Thurs. Sept.12, 6pm @ Northside Library)

Come see and hear the story of a beautiful but naïve young woman, a talented and prominent New York citizen with a secret life, and the mentally disturbed son of a millionaire who married one and murdered the other in turn-of-the-century New York City. When innocent 16-year-old Gibson Girl model Evelyn Nesbit met 47-year-old architect Stanford White, the stage was set for an explosive sex and murder scandal that brought America into the modern age of celebrity culture. THURSDAY, SEPT.12, 6 PM @ THE NORTHSIDE LIBRARY