Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Baby Peggy in person at the Loew's Oriental

Born October 26, 1918, Diana Serra Cary is the last remaining star of the silent screen.

While other actors survive from that era, they were not stars like Baby Peggy. She signed a 1.5 million a year contract at Universal in 1923.

Two years later, her father's quarrel with producer Sol Lesser over salary brought her film career to an end.

She was enjoying success on the vaudeville stage when making this "personal appearance" at the Loew's Oriental, 1832 86th Street, Brooklyn.

Above: Exhibitor's Herald and Moving Picture World, February 18, 1928

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three volume history of borough theatres. The first two volumes chosen "2010 Outstanding Book of the year' by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Currently updating the Brooklyn Theatre Index,Third (and final) Edition. 

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015-2016: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

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