Olive Thomas (born in 1894) was forced to leave school at age 15 to help support her mother and 2 younger brothers, She worked in the Ziegfeld Follies.She soon found herself being pursued by a number of very wealthy and powerful men. She received expensive gifts from her admirers.She went on to appear in more than twenty Hollywood films over the next four years.She was one of the first actresses to be described by the term flapper.She was making $3,000 a week.Alcohol began playing a large role in her life.She met the brother of Mary Pickford. Thomas eloped with Jack Pickford.With their marriage on the rocks,the couple decided to take a 2nd honeymoon in Paris.Thomas accidentally ingested a large dose of a mercury bichloride liquid solution,which had been prescribed for her husband's chronic syphilis.Being liquid it was supposed to be applied topically, not ingested.She didn't want to die.She took the poison by mistake.She died:she was 25.KIT:”Scarlet Blossom Bundle - Carena Designs
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