I was so sad to hear about the death of Shirley Temple. As a little girl with very curly hair, I found a kindred spirit in Shirley Temple. In third grade, I sang (poorly) a rendition of “On the Good Ship, Lollipop” complete with a large lollipop and a red and white sun suit emblazoned with a little anchor. I knew about ambassadorships mainly because Shirley Temple Black was one. (She was ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 until 1992). My mother still holds on to her little Shirley Temple blue pitcher from her childhood. An entire generation of girls got through their childhoods with their Shirley Temple dolls. Celebrate the life of Shirley Temple Black with these movies, books, and other resources from the library
- Little Miss Broadway
- Heidi (Read the book by Johanna Spyri, first!)
- Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Read the book by Kate Douglas Wiggin first!)
- The Little Princess (Read the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett first!)
- Curly Top
- Bright Eyes
- The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (A rare film featuring Shirley Temple as a non-singing teenager and a very funny Cary Grant.)
- Shirley Temple: The Biggest Little Star: A&E Biography
- Shirley Temple: America’s Sweetheart on CD. Volume I and Volume II.
- Child Star: An Autobiography by Shirley Temple Black
- Shirley Temple: American Princess by Anne Edwards
- Shirley Temple: A Pictorial History of the World’s Greatest Child Star by Rita Dubas
- Shirley Temple from Encyclopedia of World Biography, obtained from database, Biography in Context.
- A New Star in the Hollywood Firmament, article about Shirley Temple in the May 27, 1934 edition of The New York Times, obtained from the database, Historical Newspapers (New York Times and Boston Globe).
posted by Laura