Welcome to Show Business! #12


Original Caption:

Hollywood -- Evelyn Nesbit, famed Gibson girl and stage beauty of the early 1900's, looks at herself as she was 50 years ago. She visited the movie set where British actress Joan Collins is portraying Miss Nesbit in a film based on her life called The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing. Miss Nesbit, now 70 and teaching sculpture and ceramics at a Los Angeles art school, was a principal figure in the sensational Stanford White-Harry K. Thaw murder case in 1906. (1955)

2 comments:

Vanwall said...

A sort of Helen of Troy meets her pale imitation - there certainly wasn't ever anyone else close to Evelyn Nesbit in the last 100 years or so for inspiring death and debauchery so artistically, and with such "natural innocence".

estiv said...

I love that wary but veiled expression on her face. Like Fernando Rey's character in the French Connection, the years have not robbed her of her street smarts.