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Dr. Paula Uruburu Guest Speaks at Saratoga PAC

Professor of English Paula Uruburu, author of American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White, the Birth of the “It” Girl and the Crime of the Century, was the featured speaker at the 12th Annual Fall Lecture Luncheon presented by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center Action Council on October 20, 2016. 

Dr. Uruburu’s American Eve is the story of the trial of millionaire Harry K. Thaw for the murder of his wife’s lover – renowned New York City architect Stanford White – which 100 years ago engendered an unprecedented media frenzy. The woman at its center was Helen of Troy and Delilah rolled into one:  the original Gibson Girl, the first “It Girl,” the Girl in the Red Velvet Swing – the first supermodel celebrity, Evelyn Nesbit.  Thaw was acquitted by reason of insanity, but the real story behind the “Crime of the Century” was Nesbit’s rise and fall.

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