Child Stars Then and Now Autograph Show at the Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum. Photo credit: Bill Dow Photography
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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

Child Stars

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 Child Stars 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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WEBSITE: www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com

FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TheHollywoodMuseum

TWITTER: @HollywoodMuseum

INSTAGRAM: @HollywoodMuseum

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About christy oldham 132 Articles
Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante 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 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

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