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American model, Ziegfeld girl and silent film actress, Olive Thomas, made over 20 movies in the 4 years to 1920

Olive Thomas began her career as an illustrators’ model in 1914, and moved on to the Ziegfeld Follies the following year. During her time as a Ziegfeld girl, she also appeared in the more risqué show, The Midnight Frolic. In 1916, she began a successful career in silent films, appearing in over 20 features over the course of her 4 year film career. That year she also married actor Jack Pickford, the younger brother of silent film star Mary Pickford. On Sept. 10, 1920, Thoma s of acute…

Ziegfeld Girl: Fanny Brice. Photo: Edward Steichen, for Vanity Fair (1925). Performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1910, 1911, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1934, and 1936. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Brice

Olive Thomas, 1914's "The Most Beautiful Girl in New York City" and Ziegfeld Girl. As Ziegfeld Girl she performed in a suit of balloons that were popped by the audiences cigars.

Gloria Swanson and Marie Prevost, 1910’s. Gloria Swanson was an American actress, singer and producer, who is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, in the critically acclaimed film Sunset Boulevard Marie Prevost was a Canadian-born actress of the early days of cinema. During her twenty year career, she made 121 silent and talking pictures.

Alice Terry, 1920's (1899-1987). American film actress who began her career during the silent film era, appearing in thirty-nine films between 1916 and 1933.

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