Did you know that you can add a real, honest-to-goodness silent film star to your Christmas card list? You most certainly can! The world knew her as “Baby Peggy,” an adorable little girl once as well known as Colleen Moore, and today Diana Serra Cary is a noted film historian and the last living major film star of the 1920s, turning 98 just last October.
Last year I suggested that we send her some Christmas cards, and I’m going to suggest that we do it again this year, too! So gather up your nicest, most festive holiday cards and send them to this address:
Diana Serra Cary
738 Fifth Avenue
Gustine, California, United States 95322
And here’s something else to consider. As was publicized in the last year or so, Ms. Cary has been experiencing some financial hardship. She’s always grateful for any donations the fans send her, and according to Nitrateville you can donate to her via PayPal, with the destination address email@example.com.
She also offers autographed 8 x 10 photographs as a way of supplementing her income. According to this site, the photos are $60.00 each (plus $7.50 shipping and handling), and you can order one by contacting the family via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you all the best during this Advent season!