Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room

Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room
  • 2012
  • Netherlands
  • 58 min
  • Directed by: Vera Iwerebor
  • Written by: Vera Iwerebor
  • Cast: Baby Peggy, Hobart Bosworth, Jack Earle

Baby Peggy was one of the most bankable stars of the silent film era, making 150 films in less than five years – all the more astonishing for the fact she was only 19 months old when she made her screen debut. Now an author and activist, Diana Serra Cary recalls her infancy spent as a million-dollar asset of the Studio System.

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Gloria Swanson and Baby Peggy to feature in Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

27 Feb 2013

The silent film stars are part of a programme that includes music from Minima and The Dodge Brothers

Gloria Swanson is for many people the epitome of the silent film star. She is remembered not just for her many roles in early cinema (Male and Female, Why Change Your Wife) but also as ageing silent screen actress Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s sublime…

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