As the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic comes to end tonight, millions of people reflected on one of history’s greatest mysteries today in more ways than one.
In Houston, a $12,000-a-plate, 10-course dinner was served to whoever wanted to (or could afford to) relive the last supper held before the iceberg hit. Media outlets put together hordes of old-fashioned picture galleries from the day of departure. And the 3D film version of the luxury liner’s collapse made $2 billion this weekend, proving that James Cameron can never fail presumably at anything.
But historian Richard Davenport-Hines decided to reflect on the Titanic’s demise by telling a tale that is rarely heard of yet is as relevant as ever – a doomed love story that rises above the relationship of Winslet and DiCaprio.
Butt lived with his partner, Frank Millet, in Washington before they departed together for Southampton to ride alongside the bourgeoisie and emigrants on the ill-fated ship. As it sank into oblivion, the historian speculates that they were together at the end, just like Jack and Rose.