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Researcher Explains Why ‘Titanic’ Remains the ‘Greatest Story Ever Told’

By MrSmith Apr17,2024
Researcher Explains Why ‘Titanic’ Remains the ‘Greatest Story Ever Told’

The 112th anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden voyage was marked by Us Weekly, who interviewed researcher James Penca about passenger John Jacob Astor. Astor, the wealthiest man aboard the ship, was on a 10-week tour of the Mediterranean with his young wife Madeline. Many first-class passengers shunned them due to the scandal surrounding their marriage, as Astor was 47 and Madeline was 18.

Astor displayed his wealth and fame during his time on the Titanic by boarding with an entourage that included his wife, his dog Kitty, a valet, a lady’s maid, and a nurse. At the time of his death in 1912, Astor’s net worth was around $87 million, equivalent to $18 billion today. His legacy adds to the fascination with the Titanic story and celebrities from that era, as he represents the first class and comes from one of the most iconic families in American history.

The Titanic’s story continues to captivate people over a century later due to its dramatic and romantic nature, as well as the inclusion of heroes and villains. The interest in the Titanic will likely never fade away, as it offers a little bit of everything. The Titanic’s popularity also led to the successful film “Titanic” in 1997, featuring stars such as Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

To immerse yourself in the wonder and tragedy of the Titanic, consider visiting Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which features authentic artifacts, costumed actors, and full-scale room recreations. The exhibition has locations in Las Vegas, Orlando, Florida, Columbus, Ohio, and a new location opening in Boston on October 17, with other locations worldwide. Tickets can be purchased at DISCOVERTITANIC.COM.

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