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Over 50 Child Stars Unite Unprecedented Gathering at Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum has teamed up with over 50 former child stars to offer the public, for the first time, two exciting and rare experiences. The "Child Stars - Then and Now" exhibit will open to the public on Thurs, August 19th. Additionally, a two day exclusive child star themed autograph show on Sat, August 20th & Sun, August 21st, that involves what may be the largest collection of child stars ever in one place, for a good cause - A Minor Consideration.

"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."

DATES: EXHIBIT: Friday, August 19th - December
HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
TICKETS: Museum $15 Adults: $12 Seniors (62+): $12 for students with ID and $5 kids under 5
ADDRESS: 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.), Los Angeles, CA 90028
INFO: or Tel: (323) 464-7776

A small sample of donors/participants/items that have been collected for the museum's exhibit include: 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 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," Dolls and other items from "The Waltons," 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," a jacket worn by Veronica Cartwright in "The Children's Hour," Morgan Brittany's shoes as Baby June in "Gypsy," a costume worn by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons on "Modern Family," 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," "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.

DATES: Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st
HOURS: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
TICKETS: $10 (***With purchase of Museum Ticket*** Autograph prices vary)
by calling 949-439-9504 or available at

The Autograph show is being produced by Carolyn Peterson/Nite of Dreams ( and will benefit A Minor Consideration (AMC), a non-profit, tax-deductible foundation formed to give guidance and support to young performers, Past, Present and Future. For a complete list of autograph show participants visit and additional information and tickets visit

Among those participating in either the exhibit and/or autograph show include: Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie), Radames Pera (Kung Fu), Oscar winner Margaret O'Brien (Meet Me In St Louis), "Baby" Rose Marie (First All Talking Film/Dick Van Dyke Show), Veronica Cartwright (The Birds/The Children's Hour), Angela Cartwright (Sound of Music/Lost in Space), Jeremy Miller (Growing Pains), Larry Mathews (The Dick Van Dyke Show), Adam Wylie (Picket Fences), Jon Provost (Lassie), Quinn Cummings (Family), Jerry Supiran (Small Wonder), Jane Withers (Giant), "Baby" Rose Marie (First talking short film/Dick Van Dyke Show), Dee Wallace (E.T. The Extraterrestrial), Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Modern Family), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Stan and Barry Livingston (My Three Sons), Rachel Greenbush (Little House on the Prairie), Katy Kurtzman (Dynasty), Dawn Lynn (My Three Sons), JeAnne Russell (Dennis the Menace), Paul Petersen (Donna Reed Show), Kym Karath (Sound of Music), Kami Cotler (The Waltons), Mason Reese (Commercial star), Dwayne Hickman (The Many Love of Dobie Gillis), Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver), Scott Schwartz (A Christmas Story), Tracey Wells (Mr. Belvedere), Miley Cyrus (Hanna Montana), Kathy Garver (Family Affair), Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair), Ellen Latzen (Fatal Attraction), Romi Dames (Hanna Montana), Christopher Knight (The Brady Bunch), Judy Norton (The Waltons), Eric Scott (The Waltons), Randal Whipple (My Mother The Car), Darby Hinton (Daniel Boone), Marta Kristen (Lost In Space), Christopher Truesdale (Dream Street/Austin & Ally) Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman), Lisa Trusel (Days of Our Lives), Morgan Brittany (Baby June in Gypsy), Brian Part (Escape to Witch Mountain), Brandon Cruz (Courtship of Eddie's Father), Keith Coogan (Adventures in Babysitting/Jackie Coogan's grandson) with more joining daily.

A Minor Consideration ( 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.

Carolyn Peterson/Nite of Dreams produce one-of-a-kind events ranging from intimate dinners to gala fundraisers - with a focus on creating an evening of memories and fulfilling lifelong dreams for celebrities and their fans. Ms. Peterson is now working alongside The Hollywood Museum to produce their first-ever themed autograph show featuring child stars from the golden era through the 21st century.

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.

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