Veronica Gedeon Model

Veronica Gedeon was a 20-year-old commercial model from Long Island City whose murder during Easter Weekend in 1937 captivated New York City. It was reported widely in newspapers there. After Gedeon's murderer was apprehended there were substantial changes in the psychiatric laws in the state of New York. Gedeon appeared at an Illustrators Society show for models which was raided by members of the New York City Police Department on November 8, 1935. She posed for crime-oriented periodicals such as Inside Detective and Headquarters Detective. Her murder featured an ironic twist because of the sensational titles of the pictorials she appeared in. In Party Girl, Pretty But Cheap, and I Am A White Slave photographs showed her flimsily clad, beaten, smothered, and tied up. Gedeon attended William Cullen Bryant High School. She was of Hungarian ethnicity, from a family which came to the United States in 1907. The Gedeon family resided in Astoria, Queens until 1929. They moved to 240 East 53rd Street where Gedeon's mother, Mary, ran a rooming house until December 5, 1936, when the establishment was turned over to a superintendent.

Personal details

Date of birth
Date of death
1937 at age of 20
Places lived
New York City , New York
pop. 8,405,837 (2013)


1. William Cullen Bryant High School School

William Cullen Bryant High School, or William C. Bryant High School, and Bryant High School for short, is a secondary school located in Queens, New York City, New York, United States serving grades 9 through 12.

Type State school
48-10 31st Avenue, 11103 - Long Island City, New York
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by gender

People attended William Cullen Bryant High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1908., Theater Actor
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1969., Politician
b. 1942., Actor
b. 1957., Basketball Shooting guard
b. 1922.


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