|Titanic Historian - Denise Vanaria is Mrs. Thomas Andrews|
Dedicated to the memory of:
Stanley A. Kuta (Sr.)
August 19, 1935-November 10, 2011
Curator for Mrs. Thomas Andrews
"Have a good life"
Stanley Kuta Sr.
Titanic: Mrs. Thomas Andrews
Enjoy riveting presentations by Denise Vanaria as Helen (Mrs. Thomas) Andrews, widow of one of Titanicís chief designers who perished with the entire Harland & Wolff "Guarantee Group" on 15 April 1912.
Learn heretofore unknown intimate and heart-rending accounts of the Titanic tragedy and Edwardian society as Ms. Vanaria accurately recreates the life and times of Helen "Nellie" Andrews.
Ms. Vanaria appears in authentic Titanic era attire selected from her large collection of Edwardian clothing. Preparation for a venue takes on average no less than 3-4. A dresser/ attendant to Ms. Vanaria is absolutely essential in preparation for every performance.
Each presentation is unique and the duration usually varies from 45-90 minutes.
Ms. Vanariaís credits and appearances include, among many others, Robert Ballardís famous "Titanic Revealed;" the Broadway musical "Titanic," Voiceover artist for "Titanic, Pride of the White Star." Exhibitions of her meticulously restored Edwardian clothing have appeared around the world and she has for approximately ten years had numerous Titanic artifacts on display at "Titanic the Experience" in Orlando, Fla. She is a Titanic/Andrews historian as well as a consultant on Edwardian fashion and clothing to museums and entertainments. In the course of a lifelong passion for the restoration of Edwardian attire, she has accumulated one of the largest Edwardian clothing collections on the east coast.
*Fees are variable depending upon the nature and length of the desired program; venue location; travel expenses; as well transportation of artifacts. Whenever possible, Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews, makes every effort to work within the client's budget. Funds continuously cover the purchase of authentic Edwardian wardrobe, most in need of 3-6 months hand restoration by Ms. Vanaria. This includes authentic period materials.
For Information & to book an engagement with Ms. Vanaria, please contact: MrsThosAndrews@aol.com
Give your unwanted antique clothing a special place in history.
Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews welcomes & appreciates antique clothing & accessory donations.
Dr. T. Andrews
Assistant Manager :
Advisory & Production :
Sharon Kuta, Daniel Tawczynski
Curation: The Late Stanley Kuta Sr., Jamie Thomas
Artistic Direction :
May 23rd 2:15 P.M.
Titanic- A Day to Remember
Historic Berkshire Place !
Contact Debbie Dadak: 1-413-445-4056 Ext. 103
May 25th 3:00 P.M.
Titanic-Love, Life & Loss.
Mrs. Andrews Story.
Quail Run Estates
Contact Dan Hanifin
June 7th 2:30 P.M.
Contact Scott Zbell: 1-860-824-8133
June 18th 7:00 P.M.
Contact Beth Bachetti: 413-637-1700
June 25th 2:00 P.M.
Titanic-Remembering Mr. & Mrs. Andrews
Kimberly Hall North
Contact Vicki Leberator: 860-687-3216
October 23rd 2:00 P.M.
Wood Memorial Library
South Windsor, C.T.
Following the performance, guests will join Mrs. Andrews for a Titanic Tea.
Please phone Wood Memorial Library at (860) 289-1783 to secure your reservations now!
Check weekly for new performance postings!
"My Dear Mr. Andrews,
I'm absolutely certain that somehow, somewhere, you will read this letter. Hopefully, you are no longer a tortured soul for that would be the worst tragedy of all.
I feel so sad when I think of all that you and your family suffered when you died so prematurely and tragically.
I will always tell how you put the safety of others first, and then died honourably with an eternal love in your heart for your wife and child.
The tragedy was not in any way your fault. Understandably, this you could not comprehend standing upon Titanicís chaotic and sinking decks. Your knowledge and actions that night spearheaded passenger evacuation thereby saving many hundreds of lives.
You have nothing to regret. You built the greatest ship of her time and for all time. Titanicís legacy remains an enduring monument to your work, vision, and sacrifice.
Beautiful ship. Beautiful heart. Beautiful soul.
So dare future greatness but go in peace kind and gentle soul...
"L.T." Liverpool, UK
"Elba," Helen Andrews, and Niece late 1911 - early 1912
Denise Vanaria 2012
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