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The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.
Marilyn Monroe was 20th Century-Fox's original choice for the role of Evelyn Nesbit. She turned down this film, as well as a planned remake of Wabash Avenue (1950) entitled 'The Girl in Pink Tights' (which was to co-star Dan Dailey and Mitzi Gaynor). As a result, she was put on suspension. Sheree North was then announced as her replacement for both films until Joan Collins was eventually cast as Nesbit. 'The Girl in Pink Tights' project was eventually abandoned.
Harry Kendall Thaw:
I did it because he ruined my wife!
In a scene in a restaurant near the beginning of the movie, architect Stanford White receives a copy of Collier's magazine with a drawing of Evelyn Nesbit on the cover, drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. The scene takes place in 1901, but the famous drawing was not created by Gibson until 1905.
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