The True (Fact-Checked) Story of the New Amsterdam Theatre’s ‘Ghost’ | Playbill

Broadway News The True (Fact-Checked) Story of the New Amsterdam Theatre’s ‘Ghost’
This podcast episode of You Must Remember This dives into the death of Hollywood starlet and Follies girl Olive Thomas.
Olive Thomas
Olive Thomas

After decades of speculation, gossip, and misinformation, popular podcast You Must Remember This performed a thorough investigation into the death-by-poison of Hollywood silent film star and Ziegfeld Follies girl Olive Thomas. “America’s Sweetheart,” she married actor Jack Pickford, but her life was cut short at the age of 25. Her death was ruled as accidental, but caused a stir in the international press and questions have long been raised about how exactly she swallowed the bottle of poison.

Thomas may be most famous now for her alleged appearances as the ghost of Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre, currently home to Disney’s Aladdin.

You Must Remember This digs into “the secret and or forgotten stories of Hollywood’s first century” by fact-checking the stories of the Hollywood Babylon era.

So what’s the real story behind Thomas’ death? Listen here to find out.


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