The mystery of the Gibson Girl, millionaire murderer & the Trial of the Century

Evelyn Nesbit was the world's first supermodel and a point in a fatal love triangle.

Evelyn Nesbit was the world’s first supermodel and a point in a fatal love triangle.

Discover a true story filled with beauty, money and murder—more bizarre than most fiction—during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

The cast includes:

  • Evelyn Nesbit: model, actress, and international superstar before she turned 18
  • Stanford White: celebrated architect, socialite and serial seducer
  • Harry Kendall Thaw: fabulously wealthy and dangerously unstable; Nesbit’s abusive husband.

On June 25, 1906, Thaw shot White on the roof of Madison Square Garden. He claimed that he murdered his rival because White had sexually assaulted Nesbit when she was a teenager.

The tabloids and public devoured the story, which is as captivating now as it was a century go.

Learn all about the murder and “Trial of the Century” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

The speaker will be Laura Loew, a history lover with 17 years of storytelling experience.

The library program is free and open to all. However, we do ask that you register to attend. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

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