Olive Thomas: The Life and Death of a Silent Film Beauty

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McFarland & Company, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 203 pages
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Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood's first true movie stars. Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, in 1894, she moved to New York at age sixteen and began to pursue an acting career. By 1915, she had landed a job as one of Ziegfeld's famous Follies girls. Before long her beauty was discovered by Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the biggest names in motion pictures. Her marriage to film star Jack Pickford further enhanced her popularity. Olive's death by poison on September 10, 1920, created a media circus.
This biography begins with Olive's birth, follows her trip to stardom, and covers in detail the circumstances surrounding her mysterious death at age 25. Rare and beautiful photographs and a complete filmography are included.

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Review: Olive Thomas: The Life and Death of a Silent Film Beauty

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Very short read but easy to read. Olive Thomas had an incredibly short life yet she should still be remembered for her life then her death. She seemed like a fun girl to be around. I will always remember Olive, though I was born 61 years after her death. Read full review

Review: Olive Thomas: The Life and Death of a Silent Film Beauty

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As the only biography of Olive Thomas this deserved a few stars, however there could be more info on just how Olive moved into film, her interest in directing and her and Jack Pickford's addictions or ... Read full review

Contents

1 Rags to Riches
13
2 Follies and Frolics and Film Oh My
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3Jack and Ollie
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Film historian Michelle Vogel is the author of Marjorie Main (2006), Children of Hollywood (2005) and Gene Tierney (2005). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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