Thursday, September 22, 2011
shirley temple, depression era superstar
what a face. the talented little darling made over 40 films in the thirties. she continued to make movies but the irresistible quality she had as a child could not be matched in her teenage years.
'fans of shirley's bought millions of dollars worth of products that had her likeness on them. Dolls, phonograph records, mugs, hats, dresses, whatever it was, if it had her picture on there they bought it. Shirley was box-office champion for the consecutive years 1935-36-37-38, beating out such great grown-up stars as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. By 1939, her popularity declined. Later, she served as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.'-imdb