The Wampas Baby Stars
A Biographical Dictionary, 1922–1934
About the Book
In 1922, an early association of film publicists known as the Western Associated Motion Picture Advertisers (Wampas) hit upon a strategy to call attention to their organization and their industry. The group selected 13 young actresses with potential star power and promoted them heavily as “Baby” (meaning junior) Stars. Nearly 150 actresses were chosen during the program’s existence, 1922–1934. To be selected a Wampas Baby Star soon became a much-sought honor in those days before the Academy Awards. While a few Baby Stars (Ginger Rogers, Joan Crawford) went on to superstardom and others enjoyed modest success, some failed to shine.
This book offers full biographical and career details on every actress selected as a Wampas Baby Star, with a list of the films in which she appeared.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 24 photos, filmographies, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
The Baby Star Roster, Year by Year 7
The Wampas Baby Stars 13
Appendix A: Wampas “Drop-Outs” 215
Appendix B: Presidents of Wampas 217
Appendix C: Wampas Baby Miscellany 219
Appendix D: Rivals and Successors to Wampas 223
Book Reviews & Awards
“revealing details…highly recommended”—ARBA; “exhaustive research…[a] delightful book”—The Silents Majority On-Line Journal; “offers full biographical details”—Classic Images; “giv[es] career details about every Wampas Baby Star”—Big Reel.