Evelyn Cross Mulwray (Chinatown) Evelyn Cross is the female lead in Roman Polanski’s 1974 noir film, Chinatown, based on a script by Robert Towne. In a multi-layered , psychologically gripping plot involving murder, incest, kidnapping and municipal theft, Evelyn (played by Faye Dunaway) becomes involved with Jake Gittes (played by Jack Nicholson), the Los Angeles detective whom someone had hired to find evidence of Mr. Mulwray’s marital infidelity. Evelyn has been ill-used by life, but for a brief period of time, she is able to enjoy a semblance of normal joy and intimacy with Jake. A flawed character himself, Jake is able to draw out of her the terrible familial secret that drives her entire life, and offers up the possibility of redemption and salvation. Fate and the screenplay have other intentions, however, and in a tragic denouement, all hopes are dashed for Evelyn. It was said that the producer, Robert Evans, wanted a happy ending – if you watch this classic, you will be glad he did not have his way.
Evelyn Nesbit (Ragtime) Evelyn Nesbit is a real life character who was fictionalized in E. L. Doctorow’s best-seller, Ragtime, published in 1975, which was also adapted into a film and a musical. (Florence) Evelyn Nesbit is an impoverished, but beautiful, young girl at the turn of the century who makes it big as an artists’ model (one of the famous “Gibson Girls”) and an actress. She was involved in the most scandalous crime of the young century when her husband, disturbed millionaire, Harry K. Thaw, shot and killed her one-time lover, Stanford White, a renowned architect. At trial, having been promised a million dollars by Thaw’s mother, Evelyn perjured herself, testifying that she had been raped by White and that Harry was avenging her honor. Thaw was sentenced to an asylum for the criminally insane and later freed, but Mother Shaw reneged on her promise to poor little Evelyn. Nesbit enjoyed moderate success on the stage, married again and had a son, overcame alcoholism, drug addiction and depression, and left this mortal coil in 1967 at the age of 82. In 1955 she served as a technical advisor for the film of her famous escapades, The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, starring Joan Collins. This is practically the stuff of fiction already – how to improve on that?! In addition to introducing a couple of tame plot lines involving Nesbit, Doctorow has her represent the changing sexual and societal role of women at the dawn of the new century – and how!
Evelyn - a song by Flybanger
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Existing In a Crisis (Evelyn) - a song by Bayside
That Evelyn Margaret! (Christina K. Hanrahan) - That Evelyn Margaret, she is such a lovely girl. She dances and sings. Why, she even twirls!Come along with Evelyn Margaret to discover what makes her so extraordinary. She'll bring a smile to your face and warm your heart, too. Recommended for ages 4-8.
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (Sonia Manzano) - There are two secrets Evelyn Serrano is keeping from her Mami and Papo? her true feelings about growing up in her Spanish Harlem neighborhood, and her attitude about Abuela, her sassy grandmother who's come from Puerto Rico to live with them. Then, like an urgent ticking clock, events erupt that change everything. The Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group, dump garbage in the street and set it on fire, igniting a powerful protest. When Abuela steps in to take charge, Evelyn is thrust into the action. Tempers flare, loyalties are tested. Through it all, Evelyn learns important truths about her Latino heritage and the history makers who shaped a nation. Infused with actual news accounts from the time period, Sonia Manzano has crafted a gripping work of fiction based on her own life growing up during a fiery, unforgettable time in America, when young Latinos took control of their destinies. Recommended for ages 13+
Famous People Named Evelyn - Evelyn Ankers (actress); Evelyn Brent (actress); Evelyn De Morgan (artist); Evelyn Keyes (actress); Evelyn King (singer); Evelyn Lear (opera singer); Evelyn Nesbit (model/actress); Evelyn Preer (pioneering African- American actress); Evelyn Tubb (soprano singer); Evelyn Waugh (novelist)
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Evelyn Waugh (28 Oct 1903 - 10 Apr 1966) - Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh is the quintessential British man of letters of a certain era. Oxford educated, Evelyn cultivated many aristocratic friends and never left the English country house scene behind, detailing it in his many novels, most particularly Brideshead Revisited (1945). During his college years, Evelyn led the almost expected life of dissipation of the upper class male, indulging in drink, drugs, and sexual adventures on both sides of the street. He decided upon the heterosexual marriage route (well, who wouldn’t, in 1928?) and married Evelyn Gardner. The marriage was very brief, severed by her infidelity, or so they say – it is our opinion that he could not countenance the fact that they, as a couple, were referred to as “She-Evelyn” and He-Evelyn” – grounds enough for divorce. After this, Evelyn (He) began his transition toward conversion into the Roman Catholic Church, the culmination of which would mark his fiction for the rest of his days. Evelyn Waugh served in the British armed forces in World War II, and used his experiences in his fiction as well as in his journalism and travel writing. Remarrying in 1937 (to a cousin of She-Evelyn), Evelyn and Laura Herbert Waugh parented seven children. Often depicted as anti-Semitic, conservative and curmudgeonly in his later years, Evelyn Waugh nonetheless left an enduring legacy of elegant and stylistic prose that has more than weathered the tests of time.