Jack Pickford and Olive Thomas in 1920 before departing on their tragic "second honeymoon" 1933: Jack died at age 36 from complications of chronic syphilis in the American Hospital of Paris, where--ironically--his wife perished in 1920 after ingesting a lethal dose of HIS syphilis medicine, Bichloride of Mercury. (It took her 5 days to die; he hung on well over a decade following this event). Jack and Olive were described by Frances Marion as "the gayest, wildest brats who ever stirred…
Anna May Wong shops for good luck charms for her friends in her hometown of Chinatown, Los Angeles in 1934 (the same year she was named “The World’s Best Dressed Woman” by the Mayfair Mannequin Society of New York).
Olive Thomas (1894-1920) was married to Mary Pickford's no-good brother Jack. He was a drunk, a drug addict and a serial adulterer. In Paris one night, Jack and Olive had a bitter and loud argument. Hours later, Olive swallowed mercury bichloride, a deadly poison. At the time, she was the biggest star in motion pictures. Olive Thomas was Hollywood's first suicide.
One of the Few Olive Thomas Movies That survived is THE FLAPPER. Nice, but to be honest, very very harmless. Sure it was pre 1920, but thd title made me Hope for sth a but more Daring. Still Olive is a treat. silent film actress