Starr Faithfull in New York

Although Starr Faithfull lived for only 25 years, she inspired several authors to write about her. Born January 26, 1906 in Evanston, IL, Starr died in June 1931 after a Long Island boat party.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Starr Faithfull: January 26th

How many have been faithful to the memory of Starr Faithfull, whose name was once a tabloid staple?
• • STARR FAITHFULL — — born on 26 January 1906 in Evanston, Illinois, Starr died in early June 1931 after a Long Island boat party.
• • The intersection near Jefferson Market Court, under the Sixth Avenue Elevated, is one of the last things she saw in Greenwich Village. Here is exactly where she bought a newspaper from Mr. Isidore, a sidewalk vendor. When the police questioned him, his detailed description of her stylish clothing and jewelry helped investigators identify her badly bruised corpse.
• • This is the newsstand — — the last familiar site she saw in Greenwich Village. Mr. Isidore sold her a paper, as usual, and she vanished into the adjacent tube station with a wave of her hand.
• • On January 26th, Starr Faithfull, we commemorate your life. We remember your sad fate. Look homeward, angel.
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• • Photo: 1930s
— — Starr Faithfull's favorite newsstand

Starr Faithfull.

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