“THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING”
The Bolton Free Library to host program on Evelyn Nesbit
On Wednesday, September 23rd Betty Spinelli will present “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing – Evelyn Nesbit and the scandal, murder and trial of America’s Gilded Age” at the Bolton Community Center (56 Edgecomb Pond Road) at 6:30 pm. Hosted by the Bolton Free Library, the evening will include Betty’s popular presentation, wine and refreshments.
This is a historically revealing story ab…out American society at the turn of the century – a true story of a beautiful girl and two prominent, very extravagant men. It’s a tale of forbidden love, jealousy and mental instability that resulted in a shocking, cold-blooded murder, at a rooftop theater in New York City in front of nearly a thousand witnesses.
The trial that followed was quickly dubbed “the trial of the century” – it mesmerized the public and helped closed the curtains on America’s “Gilded Age.”