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Sinking of the Titanic (1912)

Local "Skirt" Tale Left Out Of "Titanic"

They called him ``Skirts'' behind his back and he had to build a high fence around his Kensington home to ward off curiosity seekers.
    The local legend of William T. Sloper has prompted unabashed giggles and piqued the curiosity of area residents ever since the then-28- year-old survived the sinking of the famous luxury ship, the Titanic, more than 85 years ago.
    The oft-told tale about the affluent Connecticut financier dressing up as a woman to survive the icy Atlantic is not included in the $200 million Hollywood movie extravaganza ``Titanic,'' which opens locally today. But the movie has resurrected talk of the wealthy young man,...

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