American Experience
Murder of the Century: Sex, Money, and Murder

Evelyn Nesbit:
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Evelyn Nesbit -- from the moment she arrived in New York -- was one of the prettiest people that had ever been New York. She was not only perfect features, but soft, voluptuous smiling, and everybody wanted to take her picture. She was photographed by everybody in kimonos, which were all the rage in those days, Japanese settings with parasols, and everything. And also naked, and also looking into the camera saying "I dare you, I dare you to think the thoughts that you are thinking."