Diana Serra Cary’s Bibliography

Always a bright child, Peggy aspired to be a writer much to the annoyance of her father who wanted her to stick to pictures. After a very successful career managing the Santa Barbara Mission’s gift store, Diana pursued a freelance writing career and eventually found a niche that would certainly make her father proud: as a Hollywood historian. Click the titles to purchase via Amazon.com. Also please do see our kickstarter campaign, where autographed copies of these books will serve as various rewards.


Diana Serra Cary Bibliography

The Hollywood Posse: The Story of a Gallant Band of Horsemen Who Made Movie History, Diana Serra Cary, University of Oklahoma Press, 1975, Reprinted 1996, (ISBN 0-8061-2835-6). Click here to purchase.


Hollywood’s Children: An Inside Account of the Child Star Era, Diana Serra Cary, Southern Methodist University Press, 1979, Reprinted 1997. Click here to purchase! Note: Foreword by Kevin Brownlow. Basis for the 1982 documentary ‘Hollywood’s Children’


Jackie Coogan: The World’s Boy King: A Biography of Hollywood’s Legendary Child Star, Diana Serra Cary, Scarecrow Press, Reprinted 2003. Click here to purchase!


What Ever Happened to Baby Peggy: The Autobiography of Hollywood’s Pioneer Child Star, Diana Serra Cary, St. Martins Press, 1996. Reprinted 2009. Click here to purchase!