Memories of Olive
© Max Vargas Estate

Memories of Olive

By Alberto Vargas
About the image
A classic image from the 1920, "Memories of Olive" painting beautifully symbolizes the elegance and glamor we equate with the era in which she was painted. This is an idealized portrait of one of the Ziegfeld Follies' most famous and treasured stars, Olive Thomas. 

Olive Thomas left the Follies for films in 1917, when she met and married Mary Pickford's brother, Jack. It was a romantic though rocky relationship that ended tragically in Paris when Thomas, after a night of partying, inexplicably overdosed on deadly tablets, mistaking them for sleeping pills. This portrait postdates her death in 1920, age twenty-six.

Release Notes:
This image was printed in two different editions to offer a choice of finishes.
  • The Arches Edition was printed on ARCHES Watercolor paper, an archival, 100% cotton paper used by professional artists for centuries.
  • The Deluxe Edition was printed on a patented archival paper called Opalesque which has a surface that emulates the look and feel of silk.

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