|Advertising Slide for Tips (1923)|
This week we wish a glorious HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our good friend Diana Serra Cary! Diana was born this week in 1918, a mere 92 years ago. She came to fame (very) early in life as one of the first childhood mega-stars in her character "Baby Peggy." During the course of her career (beginning at age 19 months!) she appeared in almost 150 comedy shorts for for Century Studios, before moving to Universal Studios 1923 to star in full-length feature films.
|The Little Flower Girl (1922)|
- Whatever Happened to Baby Peggy: The Autobiography of Hollywood's Pioneer Child Star (1996)
- The Hollywood Posse: The Story of a Gallant Band of Horsemen Who Made Movie History (1996)
- Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy King: A Biography of Hollywood's Legendary Child Star (2007)
- Hollywood's Children: An Inside Account of the Child Star Era (1997)
|Diana at the 2010 San Francisco Silent Film Festival flanked (L to R) by Kevin Brownlow, David Shepherd, and Leonard Maltin|
Happy Birthday Diana!