Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Silent film star Baby Peggy celebrated in San Francisco

There is a new article about Diana Serra Cary / Baby Peggy on the San Francisco Chronicle website. "The return of Baby Peggy" can be found at here.

Coming attraction slide courtesy of "Starts Thursday"
The piece was occasioned by Cary's upcoming appearance at the San Francisco Public Library on Sunday, August 7th at 2 pm. "An Afternoon with Silent Film Star 'Baby Peggy" will feature a Baby Peggy short film (courtesy of the actress), an on-stage conversation, and a book signing. A little more info about the event can be found on the SFPL website and on its Facebook page.

The library is expecting a good crowd. The SFPL Koret Auditorium holds about 150 people. By the way: be sure and check out the San Francisco Public Library homepage which features a lovely image of Baby Peggy front and center - http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=0400000001#

Also, if you plan on attending, be sure and check out the various silent film exhibits on display around the library. More info on these exhibits can be found at on the SFPL website. The exhibits run through August 28.



Earlier, at 1 pm, on Sunday, August 7th there will be a 30 minute informal guided tour of one of the exhibits, "Reading the Stars," with exhibit organizers Thomas Gladysz, Christy Pascoe and Donna Hill. A little more info at the tour can be had at http://events.sfgate.com/san-francisco-ca/events/show/196140225-guided-tour-of-reading-the-stars-exhibit

"Reading the Stars" features rare vintage books relating to silent films stars such as Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Louise Brooks, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, Eric von Stroheim, William S. Hart, Sessue Hayakawa and of course Baby Peggy.



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