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Olive THOMAS (1894-1920) [] IRISH connection: Born Oliva R. Duffy in Pennsylvania (claimed her birth name was Oliveretta Elaine Duffy). She was the eldest of three children born to James and Rena Duffy, both of whom were of Irish descent.

Olive THOMAS [] IRISH connection: Born Oliva R. Duffy in Pennsylvania (claimed her birth name was Oliveretta Elaine Duffy). She was the eldest of three children born to James and Rena Duffy, both of whom were of Irish descent.

Olive Elaine Thomas was an American silent film actress and model. On September 10, 1920, Thomas died of acute nephritis in Paris five days after consuming mercury bichloride. Although her death was ruled accidental, news of the incident and Thomas's subsequent death were the subject of media speculation. Thomas's death has been cited has one of the first heavily publicized Hollywood scandals.

Olive Elaine Thomas, American silent film actress and model

Olive Thomas and Jack Pickford -  the most tragic love story of two Hollywood stars.  I don't know why a movie has not been made about this, it would make a great film.

Olive Thomas and Jack Pickford - the most tragic love story of two Hollywood stars.

Olive Thomas applies her lipstick in "The Flapper"(1920).

(UNIQUE VINTAGE)

Olive Thomas applies her lipstick in The Flapper, 1920

Olive Thomas's Frolic Page. Actress and Zigfield girl, Ms. Thomas' ghost still famously haunts The New Amsterdam Theatre.

Olive Thomas's Frolic Page. Actress and Zigfield girl, Ms. Thomas' ghost still famously haunts The New Amsterdam Theatre.

miss-flapper: “ Olive Thomas and Jack Pickford leaving for Europe, August 1920 “ This is one of the last known photographs of actress Olive Thomas with husband and fellow actor Jack Pickford on their way to their second honeymoon in Europe. On the...

Olive Thomas and Jack Pickford, leaving for Paris - 1920 - Last Picture of Her. An Irish American, Olive was the FIRST Vargas Girl.

Olive Thomas 1894-1920.

Julie talks about two silent stars and her experience seeing two of their films; It starring Clara Bow and The Flapper starring Olive Thomas.