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Bessie Love – 1918

 

Bessie Love photographed by Albert Witzel, 1918

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Olive Thomas – Midnight Frolic – 1915

The Midnight Frolic

Olive Thomas wearing her balloon costume on the stage of the New Amsterdam’s rooftop theatre during the original run of the Midnight Frolic.

Male patrons were encouraged to use their cigars and cigarettes to pop the balloons. Photo circa 1915.

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Olive Thomas – 1915

 

Kay Laurel, Olive Thomas, Marie Wallace, and Margaret Morris photographed for The Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic, 1915

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Olive Thomas

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Ginger Rogers

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Linda Lovelace – 1974

 

 Linda Lovelace at Lord’s cricket ground, 20th June 1974.

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Mary Pickford – 1919

 

D. W. Griffith, with Douglas Fairbanks (seated), Charles Chaplin,

and Mary Pickford during the signing of the articles of incorporation of the United Artists Corp. in 1919.

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The Illustrated Police News – Thursday 20th January 1921

 

BURGLARS AT ILFORD CUT PLUCKY GIRL’S HAIR OFF.

 

Burglars forced their Saturday night into house at Cranbrook-rise, Ilford, occupied Mr. and Mrs. George Broad, where they attacked the servant gin, Maud Corner, and cut off her hair, because she resolutely refused to tell them where the family’s silver and jewellery were kept.

Mr. and Mrs. Broad were spending the evening with friends at Chigwell. They were not due home until nearly midnight, and the servant went to bed at 9 p.m. She heard knock the door, end, putting on a coat and clippers, went downstairs.

A young man on the doorstep politely stated that he had an appointment with the householder. He was told that Mr. Broad was not in and that he had better call on Monday.

At that moment second man appeared, and with a rush they forced their way in. One of them made for the bedroom, and the other pushed the girl into the hall. She struggled with him and escaped from his clutches, but he chased her into the kitchen, and as she was about smash a window to shout for assistance closed with her again, pushing her down.

She caught the window curtain falling, and her weight tore away the woodwork of the window in three places. The intruder again insisted on being told where the valuables were to be found, and once more she refused. He thereupon produced pair of heavy shears and cut off all her plaited tresses at the top.

She fainted, and recovered to find herself alone, with bruised lips, bleeding, and weak from the shock. She bravely went upstairs from room to room, and, finding the men gone, called a neighbour, who fetched the police.

It is thought that the visitors believed that their victim was dead, as they took little away, altogether plenty of valuable silver was available. The booty included the girl’s diamond engagement ring.

 

The Illustrated Police News – Thursday 20th January 1921

 

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Gabrielle Robinne

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Mary Miles Minter

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