People, Aug. 9, 1954

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

At a ceramics show in Long Beach, Calif., a bust of a young girl was exhibited by a sculptress whose name had a gaslitera ring to older art patrons. The artist: onetime Showgirl Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, 69, who was plunged into scream-headline scandal (and won the dubious title of "the girl with the bee-sting lips") in 1906, when her husband, millionaire Financier Harry K. Thaw, in a jealous fit of suspicion, shot and killed the nation's No. 1 architect, Stanford White, on the nightclub roof of Manhattan's old Madison Square Garden. But...

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