Child Stars Then and Now Autograph Show at the Hollywood Museum

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By: Christy Oldham

August 18, 2016, Hollywood-

Carolyn Hennesy from "True Blood". Photo credit Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Carolyn Hennesy from “True Blood”. Photo credit Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a red carpet launch on Thursday, August 18th for the highly anticipated exhibit Child Stars- Then and Now at the famous Hollywood Museum where child stars from TV and film and other VIP guests, gathered to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and reunite with past cast members.  This special event is now open to the public Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st from 10am-4pm as an Autograph Show where fans have the opportunity to meet their favorite child stars.

Produced by Carolyn Peterson, the Autograph Show proceeds will benefit A Minor Consideration (AMC), a non-profit foundation that supports young performers.

Rodney Allen Rippy from "Jack in the Box" commercials. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Rodney Allen Rippy from “Jack in the Box” commercials. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

Hollywood Museum Founder Donelle Dadigan (middle) with Erin Murphy and Kym Karath. Photo credit Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Hollywood Museum Founder Donelle Dadigan (middle) with Erin Murphy (“Bewitched”) and Kym Karath (“Sound of Music”). Photo credit Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Here is a list of exhibit memorabilia:

Costumes worn by Darla Hood in “Our Gang/The Little Rascals” (as well as Petey the dog’s collar), Judy Garland’s Ruby Slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” and childhood costumes she wore with The Gumm Sisters, Shirley Temple’s costume from “Curly Top,” Margaret O’Brien’s Oscar® for MGM’s “Meet Me In St Louis,” costumes from the TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” a Roddy McDowall costume from “Lassie, Come Home,” signed Mickey Mouse Ears and Annette books on loan from the family of Annette Funicello, items worn by “Baby” Rose Marie including her bow worn as Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” items on loan from the cast of “Family Affair,” Darby Hinton’s rifle and coon skin cap from “Daniel Boone,” Morgan Brittany’s shoes as Baby June in “Gypsy,” a costume worn by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons on “Modern Family,” Scott Schwartz costumes from “The Toy,”

Marta Kristen from "Lost in Space". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Marta Kristen from “Lost in Space”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

The wands from “Harry Potter” and the shoes worn by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson while placing their hands and footprints in the Chinese Theater forecourt, as well as items, props and costumes from the child stars of “Little House on the Prairie,” “Lost In Space,” “Lassie,” “My Three Sons,” “Kung Fu,” “Family,”  “The Waltons,””Bewitched,” “The Lucy Show,” “Make Room for Daddy,” “The Birds,” and numerous other nostalgic items from both the past and current productions that starred talented youth from the past to present day.

Barry and Stan Livingston from "My Three Sons". Photo credit Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Barry and Stan Livingston from “My Three Sons”. Photo credit Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

“The realization of this exhibit, is a dream come true,” remarks Donelle Dadigan (President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum). “We have wanted to honor these, often unsung, young heroes and pioneers of entertainment for some time. Especially, as most of them have been such dedicated supporters of the Hollywood museum.”

 

 

 

 

Alison Arngrim from "Little House on the Prairie". Photo credit Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Alison Arngrim from “Little House on the Prairie”. Photo credit Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

About A Minor Consideration Charity

AMC is a non-profit, tax-deductible foundation formed to give guidance and support to young performers, Past, Present and Future.  Our purpose is to promote the mental and physical health, education, welfare and rehabilitation of present and former child actors, actresses, athletes and others whose participation in the entertainment industry as children has shaped their lives. The members of AMC are always on call to assist parents and their professional children on a No Cost basis. Our goal is to improve the lives of child performers by providing a strong emphasis on education and character development and acting as a clearinghouse for information about child labor laws impacting the entertainment industry.  In addition to being on call for such support, AMC is proactively involved in the creation and support of legislation related to protection of child performers and enforcement of child labor laws at both the state and national levels.

Jon Provost from "Lassie". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Jon Provost from “Lassie”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM IN THE HISTORIC MAX FACTOR BUILDING:

See 10,000 Authentic Show Business Treasures spanning more than 100 years of Hollywood history! Located next to the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building houses the largest collection of entertainment memorabilia on display in the world. It is home to thousands of costumes, props, photographs, posters, celebrity automobiles and other treasures from some of the most iconic films and TV shows ever made!  See Hollywood legends – past, present, and in the making! The museum attracts thousands of fans from around the world and was recently named one of “the top tourist attractions” by LA Weekly and by Trip Advisor, and was voted one of the “Top 10 Museums in LA” by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Scott Schwartz from "A Christmas Story". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Scott Schwartz from “A Christmas Story”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

MUSEUM INFO: www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com or Tel: (323) 464-7776

ADDRESS: 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90028

REGULAR HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

TICKETS: Museum $15 Adults: $12 Seniors (62+): $12 for students w/ID and $5 Children under 5

 

 

 

 

Romi Dames from "Hannah Montana". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Romi Dames from “Hannah Montana”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Petersen from the "Donna Reed Show". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Paul Petersen from the “Donna Reed Show”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrrika Darbo from "Acting Dead". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Patrika Darbo from “Acting Dead”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Azarian from "Nerdtabulous". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Nick Azarian from “Nerdtabulous”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mason Reese from "Underwood Deviled Ham" commercials. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Mason Reese from “Underwood Deviled Ham” commercials. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret O'Brien from "Meet me in St. Louis". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Academy Award Winner Margaret O’Brien from “Meet me in St. Louis” with Donelle Dadigan. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Loring from "Addams Family". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Lisa Loring from “Addams Family”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filmmaker Christy Oldham and Erin Murphy from "Bewitched". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Filmmaker Christy Oldham and Erin Murphy from “Bewitched”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Linder from "The Young & The Restless". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Kate Linder from “The Young & The Restless”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comedienne Judy Tenuta. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Comedienne Judy Tenuta. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeanne Russell from "Dennis the Menace". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Jeanne Russell from “Dennis the Menace” with Donelle Dadigan. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ilene Graff from "Mr. Belvedre". Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

Ilene Graff from “Mr. Belvedre”. Photo credit: Dan Kennedy/DemiGoddessChronicle.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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christy oldham
About christy oldham
Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2012, she founded the film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur. In 2006, she opened the Los Angeles pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service- a company that provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She penned and self-published the book "Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog" and donates on-going proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray "Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron" (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. "Finley" is currently in development as a movie. In 2016, she directed 3 episodes of "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series (season one) that she also wrote and produced, and that has guest appearances by pop icons Ron Jeremy and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd aka The Big Lebowski. "Vape Warz" is now streaming in Japan, Germany, UK and USA on AMAZON Video Direct with season two in development. Christy lives in Los Angeles.

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