Evelyn Nesbit in My Little Sister (1919)

My Little Sister

This review of the film adaptation of Elisabeth Robins’ My Little Sister (1919) appeared in the magazine Moving Picture World. The review describes the “sensation” the play caused upon its publication; most of the emphasis within the review, however, is on the film’s star, Evelyn Nesbit, a scandalous figure of the Gilded Age. A model and showgirl, she was a central figure in the 1906 murder of architect Stanford White by her husband, steel tycoon Harry K. Thaw – a slaying which the newspapers were quick to dub “The Trial of the Century.”

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