Show Business: Ryan's Daughter

Publicity posters liken her to Shirley Temple. Her perky performance in Paper Moon is being compared with the classic childhood performances of Jackie Coogan and Jackie Cooper. Still, such megapraise does not entirely please nine-year-old Tatum O'Neal. "It's not the funnest thing in the world being called a boy," she laments in her husky voice. It was not all that much fun making a movie either. "I thought you could make a movie in one day with maybe four hours of work, because you can see it in two hours," she reasoned. Instead, it...

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