Boom! Oh, God, it looks like someone photoshopped that on to make fun of him in some sort of hipster meme.
Enjoy this moment of whimsy, because things are about to get dark.
White began squiring Evelyn around. He was 46, and at the time, known for constructing marvels like the Washington Square Arch. He began taking her out to dinner parties, and introduced her to the social luminaries around town. People didn’t exactly respect her – she was 16 – and Evelyn claimed that she didn’t say much at any of these parties, but everyone seemed to agree that she was probably the prettiest girl in New York.
Stanford also encouraged her to ride his red velvet swing – he had a bizarrely specific fetish where he liked to watch women kick at paper parasols. And he took her to dentist appointments, because he believed that good teeth were important (this sounds really paternal until you remember that he was a man in his 40′s, she was 16, and he was very open about the fact that he was attracted to her, and he really just thought good teeth were hot).
He also liked to pinch her shoulders in public, claiming that he was “feeling for her wings.”
Question: if a 46 year old man kept speaking in this Shakespeare-meets-lunatic fashion to you, do you think you’d be into that? Flash back to your 16 year old self and remember this guy is famous.