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The peerless Shirley Temple captivated audiences throughout the 1930s in such beguiling movies as Bright Eyes and Curly Top. Besides home video, her roles also live on today thanks to a staggering amount of Shirley Temple memorabilia. Below, but a small sampling of the wide range of Shirley Temple collectibles currently available to her millions of fans over the Internet. 1. Little Miss Broadway Movie PosterPrice: $7,799.992. Bank of Canada "Shirley Temple" $20 BillPrice: $1,809.213. 1930s 27 Inch Shirley Temple DollPrice: $1,350.004. Whitney Carriage Company Baby PramPrice: $800.00Photos: Remembering America's Darling: Shirley Temple's Life in Photos5. 14K Gold Over Sterling RingPrice: $560.006. Color Photo Autographed by »
- Kelli Bender
Cherubic child star of the 1930s who returned to public life as a Us diplomat
From 1934 to 1938, when she was at the height of her fame, Shirley Temple (later known as Shirley Temple Black), who has died aged 85, appeared in films as a bright-eyed, curly-topped, dimpled cherub, whose chirpy singing and toddler's tap dancing were perfect antidotes to the depression. "During this depression, when the spirit of the people is lower than at any other time, it is a splendid thing that, for just 15 cents, an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles," Franklin D Roosevelt stated in 1935, referring to the world's biggest and littlest star.
- Ronald Bergan
Shirley Temple, the child star phenomenon of the 1930s who went on to a career in international diplomacy, died Tuesday in California at age 85.
A statement from her family provided to news organizations said she died at home in Woodside, Calif., of natural causes. “She was surrounded by her family and caregivers,” the BBC quoted the statement as saying. “We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and… our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother.”
A string of non-stop hits starting with “Little Miss Marker” in 1934 and continuing with such films as “Captain January,” “Poor Little Rich Girl” and “Wee Willie Winkie” captured Depression-era America’s heart, keeping the troubled 20th Century Fox solvent.
The dimpled, blonde, curly-headed Temple was the nation’s top box office attraction from 1935-38 and one of the nation’s top wage earners. Reflecting the extent of her popularity, she »
- Richard Natale
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