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Olive Thomas and Nigel Barrie Olive was such a doll - and one gets the impression she was a bit of a firecracker, whatever her onscreen personas.



Memories Of Olive (Olive Thomas)

In 1920 she was a household name, a movie star. In 1915 she had met Ziegfeld who hired her first for the “Follies” and then for the “Frolics,” a much racier revue put on after hours in the roof garden of the New Amsterdam Theatre for a mostly male audience. Olive proved a sensation. Then Hollywood called, first in the form of movie offers and then in the person of Jack Pickford, Mary’s younger brother. Jack and Olive married. Secretly.


Those eyes touch me so deeply!