In the 1930s, the hard-earned fortune of child actors was almost always unfairly squandered by their parents. Shirley Temple, Mimi Gibson, along with many other rising star Hollywood kids, had problems with their parents concerning ownership earnings. The California Child Actor’s Bill was thus passed in 1939, by child star Jackie Coogan, to serve justice.
People loved the little darlings of early film – so happy people stepped up to stop their exploitation. If you have photo stills of these youngsters – keep them stored safely in our 8 x 10″ archival presentation books.