20 October 2015
Happy Birthday, Ollie!
Today is the birthday of Olive Thomas. Born on October 20, 1894 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, she was a Ziegfeld Follies girl and silent screen star who was named "the most beautiful girl in the world." During her short life she dazzled theatre and movie goers alike with her looks, charm, and joie de vivre. Watch her in one of her surviving films and you'll see what all of the fuss was about. When she enters a scene, you can't take your eyes off her. So Happy Birthday, Ollie! You'll never be forgotten.
For more on Olive Thomas, check out some of the posts I've written here and here. And get her most famous film, The Flapper, here.