The Flapper, 1920
c. Late 1910s
Olive Thomas in The Flapper - (1920)
In 1918, she signed with David O Selznick. “But I want to create a certain role, you see Mary is the kid in pictures; Norma does drama; Constance is the flippant, flighty wife; Dorothy the hoyden; Nazimova is exotic and steeped in mystery, my Jack plays boys, while I–I–why don’t you see, I am just nothing at all!” In fact, Olive was the first movie flapper, or “baby vamp”.
Olive Thomas - (1910s)
Photo: Napoleon Sarony
Photoplay - (Late 1910s)
Olive Thomas cover of Motion Picture Magazine, June 1919