Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy King: A Biography of Hollywood's Legendary Child Star - The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series 100 (Paperback)
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Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy King: A Biography of Hollywood's Legendary Child Star - The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series 100 (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 23/02/2007
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A revealing biography of the little-known private life of this famous child star whose family set the style for many other 'stage' parents who found fame and fortune through their child's stardom. It is also the rare instance when one major child star (Baby Peggy) employs her own hard-won insight in exploring the career and family woes of the most famous child star of the them all. This is the first published study of Coogan's life.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810859111
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 215 x 136 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A constant surprise and a compulsive read. Highly recommended. -- Kevin Brownlow
Diana Serra Cary has written the most penetrating and perceptive biography yet on a child star.... She accomplishes this because she knows first-hand what it was like growing up famous in the 1920s and having the adoration of the movie-going public.... The author's style is irresistible.... Her sprinkling of vaudeville jargon makes that period in life more vivid than an ordinary retelling by a less informed writer. She supplements her insider info with interviews she has conducted with Coogan's personal friends, family and coworkers.... This is an extremely well-written, well thought out, meticulously researched volume....No other writer could have done Jackie Coogan justice. How I wish there were more writers like Diane Serra Cary. -- Laura Wagner * Classic Images *
Thoroughly researched and highly detailed. * Union Tribune *
Jackie Coogan's story has been rescued, presented with great skill and pathos... -- Tom Nolan * The L A Times Book Review *
Best known for his role as Charlie Chaplin's sidekick in The Kid (1921), Jackie Coogan achieved stardom and considerable wealth before the age of 10. He later sued his parents (unsuccessfully) in an attempt to recover his squandered fortune. In this biography, Cary describes Coogan's private life and examines the conduct of his parents. A full-time writer and professional speaker, Cary is a former child star who was known as "Baby Peggy." This reprint is the first paperback edition of a volume originally published in 2003. * Reference and Research Book News, May 2007 *
Diana Serra Cary understands child stars, having been there herself, but she also brings research and literary flair to her depiction of Jackie Coogan and the era that crowned him its Boy King. -- Ronald L. Davis, author of The Glamour Factory and Professor Emeritus of History, Southern Methodist University

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