Looking for novels about silent movie stars? You’ve come to the right place!
The Forgotten Flapper (Release date August 1st, 2015)
A presence lurks in New York City’s New Amsterdam Theatre when the lights go down and the audience goes home. They say she’s the ghost of OLIVE THOMAS, one of the loveliest girls who ever lit up the Ziegfeld Follies and the silent screen. From her longtime home at the theater, Ollie’s ghost tells her story from her early life in Pittsburgh to her tragic death at twenty-five.
As a winner of “The Most Beautiful Girl in New York” contest, shopgirl Ollie modeled for the most famous artists in New York, and then went on to become the toast of Broadway. When Hollywood beckoned, Ollie signed first with Triangle Pictures, and then with MYRON SELZNICK’s new production company. She became most well known for her work as a “baby vamp,” the precursor to the flappers of the 1920s.
After a stormy courtship, she married playboy JACK PICKFORD, MARY PICKFORD’s wastrel brother. Together, they developed a reputation for drinking, club-going, wrecking cars, and fighting. And also with giving each other expensive make-up gifts. Ollie’s mysterious death in Paris’ Ritz Hotel in 1920 was one of Hollywood’s first scandals, ensuring that her legend lived on.
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Hard copies of The Forgotten Flapper are also available through various independent bookstores worldwide. Check with yours to see if they carry it. It can usually be ordered as well.
Eventually, I’ll have the book translated into multiple languages, but right now, it has been released in German. Next up is Canadian French!