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Friday, March 27 - EVENT POSTPONED

"Author Steve Massa will cast light on the career of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, an American silent film actor, comedian, and director whose successful career was overshadowed by scandal and ensuing trials that became major media events. Another scandal that shook the film industry during the 20s involved the tumultuous marriage of screen stars Olive Thomas and Jack Pickford. Director Michele Gouveia and cinematographer Dan Kerrigan will trace how the marriage of this golden couple ended in tragedy. Gouveia is currently at work on a documentary entitled Olive & Jack: The love story that changed Hollywood. Attendees will see historic footage including a short film with Fatty Arbuckle."

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“I think that you die when your time comes and not until then. I feel the same about other things as I do about death. I don’t think you can change anything that is going to happen to you any more than you can change anything that has happened to you. That’s why I never worry, and that is why I don’t think people should get conceited and think themselves better than others.” –Olive Thomas.

While many stars enjoyed success in their lives, some of these lives were tragically cut short. Olive Thomas, a silent film actress and model, showed great promise during her life until it all came to an abrupt end because of her untimely passing at age 25


Thomas’s final film, Everybody’s Sweetheart, was released after her passing. Today, only fragments of the film survive. Moreover, legend has it that Thomas’s ghost haunts the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York.

Though Thomas’s story is tragic, she continues to inspire a variety of books and documentaries relating to her life. Several books about her have been published and she is the subject of several films, including the current documentary project, Olive & Jack.

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