• Olive Thomas and Other Broadway Stars at Woodlawn

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    Name: Olive Thomas and Other Broadway Stars at Woodlawn
    Date: October 20, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Writer and producer Michele Gouveia will lead a tour highlighting Olive Thomas and her Broadway peers. The ghost of actress Olive Thomas is said to haunt the New Amsterdam Theatre where she once performed in both the Ziegfeld Follies, the most lavish revue on Broadway, and the Midnight Frolic, the risqué aftershow on the theatre’s rooftop. Step back into the teens and Roaring Twenties as we visit the final resting places of Olive Thomas and other stars of the Great White Way. Learn about the controversy surrounding Thomas’ mysterious death from poison in Paris and tales of other Follies girls who died too young, including one whose life was cut short by the toss of a lit match and another who died of a broken heart. Hear about the legendary Blackbird of Harlem, the couple who started a national dance craze, the groundbreaking performer who W.C. Fields dubbed “the saddest man I ever knew,” the female impersonator killed by lightening, and more. Meet at the Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue entrance at 1:45 P.M. This exclusive Woodlawn Cemetery tour is limited to only 25 guests so tickets must be purchased in advance.
    Location:
    Woodlawn Cemetery – Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue Entrance
    Date/Time Information:
    October 20, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Contact Information:
    contact@woodlawnconservancy.org
    Fees/Admission:
    $15
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