If there is anyone deserving of the title "National Treasure," its Diana Serra Cary. The almost 97 year old former actress is the last living silent film star. She is also an author of four well regarded works of film history.
Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room is the title of documentary premiering September 5 at MOMA in New York. This fascinating and ultimately heartbreaking work tells the story of a childhood spent working like an adult.
Today, in her early 90s, "Baby Peggy" is back in the movies in the film Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room, a documentary about her early career in film and the million dollar fortune she made and lost.
For more years than I care to admit, I had worked as a bookseller in the San Francisco Bay Area. And during my tenure as an events coordinator, I had the chance to meet a couple of acclaimed authors who had also once worked as a bookseller.