|Baby Peggy - The Elephant in the Room.|
Diana Serra Cary is her real name and she has documented many elements of the silent era including "Hollywood's Children" about the plight of many child stars; "Hollywood's Posse" about the real cowboys who became, among other things, stuntmen; and most recently (2003) her biography of "Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy King" and all are fascinating reading.
Most people remember Coogan as Uncle Fester from The Addams Family TV series. I like to remember him as he first appeared with Chaplin in "The Kid" because he was the most beautiful little boy and a damned good actor. But I digress.
This is the note from my friend, and friend of Diana, that accompanied the image above:
"HI - Diana just sent me this - it's the bio-film about her made by the Dutch woman I met two years ago at Diana's 90th b'day celebration. The title refers to her supporting the family, surrendering her career and her identity and her money and ..... hope other explanations are forthcoming."I too, hope more is forthcoming. Of course, the film will never play here, but I look forward to the possibility of seeing it on DVD. Someday.
And so it goes.