Help save the 1927 silent film, “Little Mickey Grogan” : https://goo.gl/sY8qg0
According to a report by the Library of Congress, 70% of all Hollywood silent film features made between 1912-1929 no longer exist, and today, in 2016, we find that all but two performers from that era are gone. In addition to actress-turned-film history Diana Serra Cary, whose “Baby Peggy” was one of the top box office draws in the 1920s, there is also the equally remarkable, though lesser known actress, Lassie Lou Ahern. Having just turned 96-years young, she was a versatile child star who was discovered at the age of 18 months by Will Rogers.
Almost immediately, she worked with some of the biggest names in the movie world — “Our Gang”, Charley Chase, Ronald Colman, Helen Holmes, Virginia Davis, and Mary Philbin — as well as appeared in some of the leading productions of the 1920s (above all, the $2 million epic “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”). A print of her last silent film, “Little Mickey Grogan” (1927), survives in the Lobster Films archive in Paris. Lobster Films founder and CEO, Serge Bromberg, has recently consented that a full restoration of the film be done; upon completion, moreover, “Little Mickey Grogan” will be added as a title for purchase within the celebrated Lobster catalog.