The following was written by Diana Serra Cary to her friends prior to the airing of her documentary on TCM Dec. 3.

"Baby Peggy The Elephant in the Room" airs on Turner Classic Movies at 8 p.m. (ET) Monday, December 3rd

followed by Baby Peggy's most popular feature "Captain January" (1924) and three of her recently discovered short films.

a message to silent movie fans from Diana Serra Cary

Dear Friends on "Silents are Golden" and FaceBook:

Because I didn't reach the Internet frontier until 1984, (my third book was my first composed on a computer, when I was 74) I sometimes forget that all of you who dwell out there are only a click away. Whenever I make a new discovery in my ongoing search for Baby Peggy's "lost" films, I always call Tim Lussier, my long-time friend at Silents are Golden. This time, when my latest news flash came in, he suggested I share it with you.

The one-hour documentary film, " Baby Peggy - The Elephant in the Room," will be aired on Turner Classic Movies on December 3rd, 2012. Two or three recently discovered comedies of Baby Peggy will also be televised on the same night which is scheduled to be screened sometime in the evening between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m., depending upon the area where you live.

This unusual documentary is the work of a gifted young woman filmmaker from Amsterdam, Holland, Vera Iwerebor. She not only came up with the concept, but served as writer, producer, camera person, editor and director. Our friendship began some years ago when she wrote to me as a student, explaining her interest in child actors who performed in the silent era. She explained she had always been enchanted by the way Hollywood portrayed American families.

We finally met in 2006 when I accepted an invitation to a winter film festival in Bristol, England and later that same year attended the week-long Silent FIlm Festival in Pordenone, Italy. What began in Bristol as a brief interview, in Italy developed into a documentary about Baby Peggy's family and the effect that wealth and fame had upon her youthful parents and older sister, Louise. I had studied this fascinating and complex subject in my own life and later in the families of many other child stars. The documentary that evolved from our shared work is part family history and part cautionary tale. It has received enthusiastic critical reviews.

It was a pleasure to work with such a courageous and original filmmaker as Vera. I hope you will find as much satisfaction in seeing it as we had in making it. Enjoy!

Diana Serra Cary
November 15, 2012