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Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room (2012)

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Documentary about an extraordinary lady, Diana Serra Cary. In the early 1920's she was one of Hollywood's first major child stars, Baby Peggy.

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This is a unique portrait of one of Hollywood's last Silent Stars, Baby Peggy. Today Diana Serra Cary s 93 years old and her short comedies are being rediscovered in Europe. For the first time she is confronted with her hard work as a minor. Memories come back. Diana tells her life story with inner depth. Written by Anonymous

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Good Look at Baby Peggy
3 December 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room (2012)

*** (out of 4)

Good, hour long documentary taking a look at the career and life of Diana Serra Cary, better known to silent film buffs as Baby Peggy. The documentary covers Peggy's rise to fame at such a young age before she was pretty much thrown out of Hollywood, lost all her money and had to see her family struggle for years to come. BABY PEGGY, ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM is a pretty good documentary that features the woman herself looking back over her career and commenting on everything from fame to being forgotten to knowing you're the one supporting your entire family. I thought the documentary really did a good job when it comes to detail because not only do we get clips from her movies but we also get some terrific photos, production cards as well as various articles that were written throughout the 20s. It's also interesting hearing from the lady herself as she looks back on her career and in the film tries explaining it to her young granddaughter. As with most child actors, there were some dark times that are covered in fine detail as well as the downside of fame on her family.


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