Wednesday, December 19, 2018

36 Wonderful Photos of Shirley Temple As a Child in the 1930s

Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s.

Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s.

Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes and clothing. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22. She was the top box-office draw in Hollywood for four years in a row (1935–38) in a Motion Picture Herald poll.

Below, we present a collection of 36 cute black and white photos of Shirley Temple when she was a child in the 1930s.




















































































































































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