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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004

The Gilded Age's famous architect - the creator of Madison Square Garden, the Washington Square Arch and many society mansions - was undone by his debauched, scandalous tastes.

  • White famously kept a red velvet swing in his apartment for unseemly purposes.
  • Evelyn Nesbit, his fateful lover, also had an affair with John Barrymore after White.
  • Multitalented, White happily took assignments for interior decorating and magazine illustration.

New York City in the 1880's and 90's was a riotous and thriving metropolis, a booming playground for the moneyed class. Widespread prosperity and a desire to forget the difficulties of the Civil War meant the streets practically flowed with money and champagne. In this heady atmosphere, a gifted young draftsman named Stanford White made his mark by catering to the tastes of the wealthy.

But it was the pursuit of his own sordid tastes that would lead to his undoing.

In this fascinating profile, BIOGRAPHY® chronicles the life of the celebrated architect who led a dark, double life filled with scandalous parties and debauchery. He designed the summer homes of the Astors and Vanderbilts and was responsible for some of the most formidable structures in New York City. But White's insatiable desire for young women led to his downfall when the husband of one of his conquests, Evelyn Nesbit, shot and killed him on the roof of Madison Square Garden - a building that White himself had designed.

Relive the heady days and the sinful nights of the Gilded Age in this remarkable life-study from BIOGRAPHY®.

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