Children in Films Blogathon: The Contributors

I can’t believe the Children in Films blogathon weekend is finally here!

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This will be the post where you can read Friday through Sunday’s contributions.

Post your links as comments on the page or e-mail me at (or and I will link to them on here.

Have fun, everyone!

Friday, May 24:

The Lady Eve had the opportunity to interview Edna May Wonacott– who played Ann Newton in “Shadow of a Doubt.”

A Person in the Dark shares her lifelong love for Hayley Mills from watching her movies to buying her records and wanting to dress like her.

Portraits by Jenni explores Jane Withers‘s career and her performance in “Bright Eyes” with Shirley Temple.

Movies, Silently reviews the book “The Keystone Kid: Tales of Early Hollywood” by Coy Watson, Jr. (brother to Delmar and Bobs Watson). I hadn’t heard of this book but am tempted to buy it today!

Silver Screenings discusses old soul Billy Chapin in “The Kid from Left Field” (1953). Chapin also starred in “Night of the Hunter” with Robert Mitchum.

The Motion Pictures explores Skip Homeier‘s typecasting after his role in “Tomorrow, the World.”

Another type-casted actor was Jackie Searl. The Movie Rat explores the differences between his typecast, bad kid roles and when he played a more moral character.

Critica Retro looks at the similarities between child actors Roddy McDowall and Dean Stockwell. 

Saturday, May 25

Journey into films discusses Sandra Dee and her dislike for “A Summer Place.”

Shirley Temple, the most famous child of the 1930s, is discussed by Close Ups and Long Shots.

Girls Do Film talks about the first child star, Jackie Coogan and his transition into adulthood.

Remember when director Ron Howard was child star Ronny Howard? Wide Screen World explores Howard’s career in his younger years.

Classic Movies talks about the adorable Gigi Perreau. Not as well known today but played children to Bette Davis and Greer Garson.

Sunday, May 26

Baby Peggy‘s career ended as quickly as it began. Hollywood Revue discusses the child star’s hardships and how she overcame that as an adult.

Let’s Go to the Movies writes about one of Hollywood’s greatest crier, Margaret O’Brien.

The young man with the deep voice. Once Upon a Screen discusses George “Foghorn” Winslow.

The Joy and Agony of Movies reviews Peggy Ann Garner’s performance in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Silver Screens fondly remembers the “beloved brat,” Bonita Granville.

The Movie Rat comes back with a second post about the rarity of children nominated for Oscars and the Juvenile Oscar.

Bobby Henrey was in two films, one a success and one a flop, according to the Nitrate Diva.

My post on Dickie Moore’s 1984 book “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and don’t have sex or take the car.” 

25 thoughts on “Children in Films Blogathon: The Contributors

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  5. I love the photo of Bobs Watson and Lionel Barrymore from the movie On Borrowed Time. One of my favorite films!


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    I tidied up my title and left the URL in tact. Also, a link to the actual winner can be found in the first paragraph. Now I can play catch up and check out all the other posts so far.


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