An infamous 1940s Hamilton killer is getting celebrity treatment in a new line of products, leading a men’s group to call the project “disgusting.”
Hamilton artist Chris Farias is designing a line of postcards, tote bags, T-shirts and shot glasses as part of a capsule collection dedicated to Evelyn Dick, who was linked to the dismemberment of her husband and convicted in the death of her infant son.
Sayings on pieces in the not-yet-finalized collection will include, “Love you to pieces,” and “The fastest way to a man’s heart is through his torso.”
“As an artist, you find your muses in the strangest places,” Mr. Farais said. (…)
A sensational trial followed, in which she admitted to sleeping with 150 men, including the judge’s son. The story garnered international media attention.
Children playing on Hamilton Mountain stumbled across a human torso belonging to John Dick in 1946.
Ms. Houghton describes Ms. Dick as a notorious party girl with the air of a femme fatale, “for Hamilton anyways.” She had dark hair, dressed impeccably and wore furs to court. (…)
Evelyn Dick’s story has been the focus of two books, a play, a documentary, a movie and an opera, she said.
“It’s become almost mythological… because it’s the story that doesn’t go away,” she said.
I wrote a long poem about Evelyn Dick a long time ago. It really is a “Hamilton” thing.
People have been joking about this case since it broke. Not sure how you can put that Dick back in the bottle…
They don’t mention widespread rumors that Evelyn had been raped by her father, and that that event had triggered her promiscuity.