Did you know?
The original flapper, Olive Thomas, was also a Follies showgirl. But in 1920, aged 25, she died after drinking her husband’s syphilis medicine. Since then, she’s been said to haunt the New Amsterdam Theater in New York, where she once owned the spotlight. Olive struts around in a green beaded costume, clutching a blue bottle. She appears before men and flirts before she vanishes.