Olive Thomas, one of Hollywood's leading stars and billed as "the
world's most beautiful girl," died under mysterious circumstances at the
height of her youthful fame, in 1920.
In her four-year movie career, Thomas made
two dozen films and married into one of Hollywood's royal
families by becoming Mrs. Jack Pickford. Thomas's life and work are chronicled
in Olive Thomas: Everybody's Sweetheart. The documentary is augmented by interviews
with several film historians and Daniel Selznick, grandson
and nephew of Thomas's mentors, Lewis J. and Myron Selznick.
In The Olive Thomas Collection, Olive Thomas: Everybody's
Sweetheart is followed by The Flapper,
one of Thomas's last and most successful films, directed
by Alan Crosland, who went on to make Don Juan (1926)
and The Beloved Rogue (1927) with John Barrymore,
and The Jazz Singer (1927) with Al Jolson.
Format: Black & White, Color, DVD, Full Screen
Hugh M. Hefner
Produced and written by:
Sarah Baker and Andi Hicks
Hugh Munro Neely