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Actor, Olive Thomas, was born Oliva R. Duffy on Oct 20, 1894 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. Thomas died at the age of 25 on Sep 10, 1920 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France .



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News From the Lake: TCM, Kino, Olive, and Warner Archive News

on May 8, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

More DVD news coming your way in this week’s Lake Update.? We’ll check out to add to your Amazon wishlist courtesy of TCM, Kino, Olive Films, Warner Archive, and Twentieth Century Fox. TCM is set to release a box set devoted to Boris Karloff detailing his criminal roles.? Karloff: Crim... Read full article

"The Flapper" (1920)

By Silentfilmfanatic on Jun 28, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

“The Flapper” (1920) is a silent romantic comedy starring , Warren Cook, Theodore Westman, Jr., and William P. Carlton, Jr. Directed by Alan Crosland and adapted from the story by Frances Marion, this film is about an innocent teenage school girl who pretends to be a flapper.... Read full article

By Dawn on Jun 28, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, was an silent film actress and socialite. She was a Ziegfeld girl and the original flapper. She is best remembered for her marriage to Jack Pickford and her death. Olive's film "Everybody's Sweetheart" was released after her death. Surprisingly today many of her films exist (about 12 c... Read full article

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Oldest of three. Younger brothers were James (born 1896) and William (born 1899).

Her personal belongings were sold at auction in New York for $26,931. Fellow screen star Mabel Normand bought a 14-karet gold cigarette case for $50, a 20-piece toilet set for $1,425, a diamond pearl brooch and sapphire pin for $500 and a platinum set with star sapphire for $425 (22 November 1920).

Discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. for his "Follies of 1915". He also cast her in the "Ziegfeld Midnight Frolics", which was a racier, after-hours show atop the New Amsterdam Theater for mostly male audiences. She often wore nothing but balloons, which the gents would eagerly burst with their cigars. She also became Ziegfeld's mistress.

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