Monday, September 14, 2009

Shirley Temple Paper Dolls

Who doesn't love Shirley Temple? Born April 23, 1928 she started dancing at the age of three.
By the age of 6, Shirley was the top grossing entertainer of the great depression, 1930 and on.

Nearly saving Fox from bankruptcy.

A contender for the acting part of Dorthy in the Wizard of Oz, she was unavailable at the time of production, but Temple's dog played the part of Toto.

It was also at the age of 13 when Shirley discovered her real age.

Her birth certificate was altered between contracts from Fox to Paramount.

It was said to extend her babyhood.

In later life, Shirley became a politician and diplomat, she was a good will ambassador of the United States to Czechoslovakia from 1989-92.

And, it wasn't Betty Ford, who wasn't one of the first ladies speaking freely about breast cancer, it was Shirley Temple Black. Mentioning ''breast'' when it wasn't acceptable to say. She spoke of being a survivor.

Shirley Temple is alive and well, just reaching her 80th birthday this year. C&G Design.


tina said...

She is one of those icons that will be around forever. What a shame to not know your true age when you are a kid-now when you are older-it's a good thing.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Every now and then, I enjoy watching her old movies. Had never heard about her birth date revision. Guess some of the things said about'stage moms' was true.

Those are really cute little outfits. When I was young I liked paper dolls better than regular dolls.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I watched Shirley Temple movies on TV as a child. I use to love the paper dolls, too. My mom is just a bit younger than her.

Meant to leave a note on the felt ornaments. I bought lots of felt last year at a church sale to make these. We shall see. I do love yours!

Protector of Vintage said...

Wonderful information!

Glad you survived the weekend of pre-teen girls!!

Jean said...

Like Tina said, she is an icon. As a child I remember her in the movies and wanted her hair. Having lived with my thin hair all these years, I would still like to have her hair!!

Kathleen said...

My Dad was born the same day, month and year as Shirley. That's why I always remember her birthday. I loved her while growing up,and still do. I watched all her movies. And I adore paper favorite "toy" when I was a child. Have a great day Dawn! Hugs, Kathleen

Lola said...

What an accomplished actress she is/was. So cute with those bouncy curls.
I never knew about her age situation. How awful to not know your true age.
I like the paper dolls also.

Skeeter said...

Paper dolls would entertain me for hours and such an inexpensive form of entertainment. But then again, I could find entertainment in an old box and some yarn as a child. ha ha... I have not caught a Shirley Temple Movie on the Classic Movie channel in a while. I wonder if I missed a recent marathon while doing something other then watch TV. I love her innocent movies...