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Lot # 630: 1916 Olive Thomas, "Tragic Ziegfeld Follies Actress" Double Wt. Campbell Studio Photo

Category: Entertainment

Starting Bid: $25.00

Bids: 10 (Bid History)

Time Left: Auction closed
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Item was in Auction "February Collectors Auction 2024",
which ran from 2/19/2024 10:00 PM to
3/9/2024 8:00 PM

In 1920 Olive Thomas, the most beautiful young star of the silver screen and the Ziegfeld Follies, died in Paris. She had ingested a large amount of her husbands syphilis pills and it caused kidney failure. The fact that her husband was the unfaithful and volatile brother of Mary Pickford however, caused many to question whether the death was accidental. Regardless of the truth, Thomas' death became one of the first sensational stories in Hollywood history and she is a cult-like figure to this day, one hundred years later. The offered 1916 double weight studio photograph is one of the best images of Thomas we have ever offered and it presents beautifully, embossed by the Campbell Studios and with a stamp on the back from the famous Ziegfeld Follies. A rare and important early piece of Hollywood history, this is a clear and bold image that is being offered here for the first time ever fresh out of a newspaper archive.

Size: 8x10
Designation: Vintage 1
Condition: 4.5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall Grade: 9.5/10

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