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New Amsterdam Theatre is said to be haunted by actress Olive Thomas, who was in Paris on her second honeymoon in 1920 when she accidentally took her husband Jack Pickford’s mercury bichloride pills, prescribed for his syphilis. Her ghost is said to appear at the theater where she once worked, clutching a blue pill bottle. She is said to appear mostly to men; it is advised that if you are one of those she chooses, react in a calm and friendly manner so as not to upset her. After all, she’s been through a lot!

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Geographic Information

214 West 42nd St.
New York, NY
United States

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40.7561111, -73.98793390000003
New York County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Weehawken, NJ (1.9 mi.)
Long Island City, NY (2.2 mi.)
Manhattan, NY (2.2 mi.)
Hoboken, NJ (2.5 mi.)
Union City, NJ (2.5 mi.)
West New York, NJ (2.6 mi.)
Guttenberg, NJ (2.6 mi.)
New York City, NY (3.0 mi.)
North Bergen, NJ (3.6 mi.)
Fairview, NJ (3.9 mi.)


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