Alice Roosevelt with her dog Leo - 1902
She smoked cigarettes in public, chewed gum, placed bets with bookies, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, and kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach, which she often wore wrapped around one arm and took to parties. Her father President Theodore Roosevelt once said of her “I can either run the country or I can attend to Alice, but I cannot possibly do both.”
Tonight’s Finale: A view to put the mind at ease.
Portrait of Virginia Gerson 1880, by William Merritt Chase
The golden lady 1896, by William Merritt Chase
Girl in Japanese costume 1890, by William Merritt Chase
Walerian Borowczyk, La Bête