DIANA SERRA "BABY PEGGY" CARY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 267647
Sale Price $81.00
DIANA SERRA CARY (BABY PEGGY). First Day Cover signed: "'Baby Peggy'/Diana Serra Cary", 6½x3¾. FDC honoring Edith Wharton, 15-cent stamp affixed, postmarked New Haven, CT, September 5, 1980, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Born Margaret Montgomery, the actress/author made Hollywood history when she made her first two-reel comedy at the age of 19 months under the name of "Baby Peggy". Hollywood's pioneer -- and youngest -- child star would appear in some 150 slapstick comedies and nine feature films, beginning with The Darling of New York in 1923. Later a seven-year-old headliner on the dying vaudeville circuit, Montgomery tried to make a comeback at the age of 21 as Peggy Montgomery (a name that was used by the popular Western star). She then left Hollywood to become a historian and author, writing books under the name Diana Serra Cary (Cary was the name of her second husband). Her books on early Hollywood include Hollywood Posse and Hollywood's Children, and she also published her autobiography, Whatever Happened to Baby Peggy?, in 1996. Slightly rippled. Slightly soiled on verso. Fine condition.
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