Shirley Temple's Storybook (1958–1961)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »



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 Herself - Narrator / ... (40 episodes, 1958-1961)


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Release Date:

12 January 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Shirley Temple Storybook Collection  »

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(41 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


| (ColumbiaColor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in Mad Men: Ladies Room (2007) See more »

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11 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved the series " The Shirley Temple Storybook". The one episode I remember the most was " Beauty and the Beast". They were all good for the age I was at the time. I would love to be able to have this series on DVD or VHS so my grandkids could see it. I would like to know if it is available for purchase. I remember most of them being in color, but they very well could have had some of them in black & white. It really didn't matter because the stories were good. It had some great actors in it also. Most of them I don't remember but would love to see the show again. It was done so well and Shirley Temple was a great storyteller .

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