Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Florence LaBadie, who was with Thanhouser Film Corporation in New Rochelle from 1911 until 1917, was the company’s most prominent player during that span. She appeared in leading roles in dozens of Thanhouser films and had the leading female role in the 1914-1915 serial, The Million Dollar Mystery. Tragically, she succumbed to injuries suffered in an automobile accident, making her the first major “movie star” to die at the zenith of her popularity.
Florence was buried in an unmarked grave at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. A recent on-line effort of the Florence La Badie Memorial Fund Campaign, matched by the Green-Wood Historic Fund, has provided for a the installation of a proper headstone at Florence’s grave site.
Those who wish to attend the gravesite ceremony, a reception in the chapel, and a 90 minute private tour of this historic cemetery, can purchase tickets for the round-trip bus that will leave from and return to NRPL. Cost of bus trip and tour is $35, made payable to “Friends of NRPL”. Please call 813-3706 to make a reservation.
Event Location and Ticket Information
New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza
New Rochelle, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Times: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Presenter: New Rochelle Public Library
Presenter Phone: 914-632-8254
Presenter Website: www.nrpl.org