The Shirley Temple Scrapbook - Updated 2017 Edition
Publish Date: 2017-05-01
Author: Loraine Burdick
They called her Little Miss Miracle. With the wink of an eye and a dimpled grin, Shirley Jane Temple brightened smiles, melted hearts, and set toes a-tappin. Born the year before the Great Depression, indescribably adorable Shirley was just what the world needed to lift itself out of the doldrums. She was, said Irvin S. Cobb in presenting Shirley a special Oscar in l935, the worlds greatest gift of joy and happiness.
Lifelong fan and renowned collector Loraine Burdick has compiled this treasure chest of memories of the irresistible youngster with the fifty-two perfect curls. Featuring never-before-published photos, glorious portraits, and rare publicity pieces, The Shirley Temple Scrapbook takes us into Loraines very own magical place dubbed Shirleyland.
The Scrapbook chronicles Shirleys stellar career, from her start in the Baby Burlesks to her standout performances in such films as Bright Eyes and Captain January. We become privy to how Shirley became the first toddler to promote the film industry; why her hand-holding song-and-dance routine with Bill Bojangles Robinson in The Little Colonel was considered so controversial; and what made her shine among Hollywood legends Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Rudy Vallee, Gary Cooper, and Carole Lombard--to name just a few!
Loraine Burdicks valentine to Shirley Temple invites us to relive, or perhaps discover for the first time, some of the most glorious films of the twentieth century, sneak a peak at the styles of the day, and get a realistic view of Shirleys personal and professional thrills and disappointments on the road to fame. Complete with plot summaries, cast lists, and hard-to-find tidbits, The Shirley Temple Scrapbook is a must-have book of love that captures the magnanimous spirit of a celebrated personality who enraptured us all.