Titanic Historian - Denise Vanaria is Mrs. Thomas Andrews
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Dedicated to the memory of:

 Stanley A. Kuta (Sr.)  

August 19, 1935-November 10, 2011

Curator for Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews

"Have a good life"

Stanley Kuta Sr.

 

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Titanic Departing Southampton 10 April 1912
 

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.   

Denise is recognized by the National Association for Professional Women.

*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 appreciates donations of authentic Victorian/Edwardian clothing in any condition.

 

Please remit all donations to:

Titanic-Mrs. Thomas Andrews

P.O. Box 72

Stockbridge, M.A.  01262   

 

 

 

Historian/Manager

  Dr. T. Andrews   

 

 

Assistant Manager/Doll creation

Marie Sloan

 

 

Curation:  The Late Stanley Kuta Sr.,  Jamie Thomas, Bruce Beveridge

 

 

 Artistic Direction

 Crystal Vanaria  

 

 

Historic Costume

Denise  Vanaria, Jamie Thomas

 

 

 Seamstress/Props

 Erin Hopkins

 

 

Assisting

 Myra Whalen, Skip Whalen, Jeffery Eller

 

 

Upcoming Performances!

2014/2015

 

Due to unforseen regrettable cirumstances, for the time being venues will not be posted.  If you would like a schedule of shows please write in and we will be happy to provide you with one.

 MrsThosAndrews@aol.com

 

 

 

 

"The grief and sorrow Titanic's loss engendered has never fully disappeared; man's memory for grief is long. Immediately following the disaster, this mourning was most intense, for it was during these days that the bodies of the lost were recovered. And it soon became apparent that the vast majority of the victims never would be found. They would sleep for eternity in the sea which now claimed them as her own..."
 
 
(from "Titanic. Destination Disaster. The Legends and the Reality" by John P. Eaton & Charles A. Haas)
 

 

 


Newly added videos for your enjoyment, click media at top of page!

 

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"Elba," Helen Andrews, and Niece late 1911 - early 1912
 

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Helen & Thomas Andrews, 1908
 
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Denise Vanaria 2012
 

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Denise Vanaria 2009
 

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