Dorothy Gibson - Model and actress who survived the #Titanic. After arriving in NY on the rescue ship Carpathia, Gibson was convinced by her manager to appear in a film based on the sinking. She not only starred in the one-reel drama, but wrote the scenario and even appeared in the very same clothing she had worn aboard the Titanic that night - a white silk evening dress topped with a cardigan and polo coat.
"Saved from the Titanic" was the first film made about the #Titanic disaster. It starred and was written by actress Dorothy Gibson and released just 29 days after the disaster. The only known copy of the film was destroyed in a vault fire in 1914, making it an extremely desirable and important lost film.
Titanic 1912 -Tea Evening Gown
Titanic Orphans: A Tale of Survival... brothers Michel & Edmond Navratil, ages 4 & 2, were placed onto one of the last lifeboats by their father before the disastrous sinking of the Titanic. Their father did not make it off the doomed vessel, making the two youngsters the only parent-less children aboard the ship. Referred to as 'Louis and Lola' in newspaper articles, their mother was eventually located & reunited with her children one month after the catastrophe.
Michel and Edmond Navratil reunited with their mother, Marcelle, in New York City one month after the Titanic disaster. The children's parents had recently separated, and what was supposed to be a weekend stay with their father turned into a trip on the Titanic to start a new life in America without Marcelle.
While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker.