Green-Wood To Celebrate Florence ‘Fearless Flo’ LaBadie


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Florence LaBadieThis Sunday, April 27, the Green-Wood Historic Fund will celebrate the life and career of Florence LaBadie, an early 20th century silent film sensation known as “Fearless Flo” (because she often performed her own stunts), with a dedication ceremony at her final resting place, featuring music and remarks. A reception will follow in Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel.

Although she appeared in more than 180 films, a car accident in 1928 tragically cut her life short at the age of 28. Mysteriously, no monument was ever placed at her burial site and her resting place has remained unmarked for nearly a century.

Now, thanks to Green-Wood, Ned Thanhouser and Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, loyal LaBadie fans and film historians, Fearless Flo will finally receive a proper grave marker.

The event will take place Sunday, April 27, 2104, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Green-Wood – Meet inside the main gate (25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn). Via Subway: From the Atlantic/ Barclays Center stop in Brooklyn, take the R train to 25th (Service on the R train between Manhattan and Brooklyn is suspended until October 2014.) Walk east one block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue and 25th Street. Free parking is available.

This event is free. To find out more visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

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