RARE SHIRLEY TEMPLE VINTAGE EARLY 1930s COOLEY DBLWT INFANT PHOTO HER COLLECTION. PROVENANCE: SUPER RARE FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF SHIRLEY TEMPLE KEPT IN ARCHIVAL STORAGE FOR 80 YEARS – NEAR MINT CONDITION! Vintage circa early 1930s authentic original double-weight. Photograph of her in early infant years photographed by. This incredibly rare image was part of her personal collection. 8″ X 9 3/4″ with border. TONE: sepia toned B&W. Heavy weight paper stock. Please check out more movie photos in my store MY-MOVIE-MEMORABILIA-AND-MORE. I will respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. She began her screen career in 1932 at the age of three, and, in 1934, skyrocketed to superstardom in Bright Eyes , a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Academy Award in February 1935, and blockbusting super 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 and she left the film industry at the age of twelve to attend high school. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid to late teens, and retired completely from the silver screen in 1950 at the age of twenty-one. She was the top box-office draw four years in a row 1935? 1938 in a Motion Picture Herald poll. She made guest appearances on various television shows in the early 1960s and filmed a sitcom pilot that was never released. She sat on the boards of many corporations and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte Foods, and the National Wildlife Federation. In 1967, she ran unsuccessfully for United States Congress, and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana in 1974 and to Czechoslovakia in 1989. In 1988, she published her autobiography, Child Star. Temple is the recipient of many awards and honors including Kennedy Center Honors and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 1945, seventeen-year-old Temple married Army Air Corps sergeant John Agar, who, after being discharged from the service, entered the acting profession. The couple made two films together before Temple divorced him on the grounds of mental cruelty in 1949. She received custody of their daughter Linda Susan and the restoration of her maiden name in the process. In January 1950, Temple met the conservative scion of a patrician California family and United States Navy Silver Star recipient Charles Alden Black. She married him in December 1950 following the finalization of her divorce and retired from films the same day, to become a homemaker. Her son, Charles Alden Black, Jr. Was born in 1952 and her daughter, Lori Alden Black was born in 1954. Weighing six pounds eight ounces, Shirley Temple was delivered without complications on Monday April 23, 1928, at the Santa Monica Hospital in Santa Monica, California by Dr. Leonard John Madsen to George Francis Temple and his wife Gertrude Amelia Krieger Temple. Temple tried to influence her daughter’s future by prenatal association with music, art, and natural beauty. During her pregnancy, she listened to phonograph records, read books aloud, and attended dance recitals and concerts. In the child’s first years, Mrs. Temple read storybooks to her toddler, altering the pitch of her voice according to the character’s gender, and enacted the story and characters. Her daughter began to mimic her. The early years of the Great Depression had little impact on the Temples. Their house and car were paid in full and Mr. Temple had been cautious with investments. Temple began focusing her attention upon her daughter. She taught the tot words to favorite popular songs, noted the child was able to bring expression to the words, had perfect pitch, and could easily repeat simple dance steps. Early in 1931, Mrs. Temple took the first steps in bringing her daughter to the screen. She was convinced her three-year-old daughter had exceptional talent, and, at the prompting of her husband enrolled the youngster in the highly competitive Meglin’s Dance School in Los Angeles, California on the Mack Sennett lot (leased at the time to Educational Pictures, a Poverty Row studio) for twice weekly dance lessons beginning on September 13, 1931. Temple initiated the morning ritual of styling her daughter’s lengthening and thickening hair into precisely fifty-six ringlets in imitation of the hairstyle worn by the young Mary Pickford. The process involved dampening the hair with a wave solution, wrapping a length of hair around a finger, securing it with a bobby pin, and gently combing the ringlet when dry. Shortly after Temple’s third birthday, Educational Pictures planned a series of one-reelers called Baby Burlesks to compete with the popular Our Gang comedy shorts. Charles Lamont, a film director with Educational, conducted a talent search among the children at the Meglin School, found Temple hiding behind a piano, and encouraged her to audition for the series. Appeared in all eight films in the series, and graduated to a series of Educational two-reelers called Frolics of Youth portraying Mary Lou Rogers, a youngster in a contemporary suburban family. In order to underwrite film production costs at Educational, Temple and her juvenile co-stars were peddled as models for chewing gum, breakfast cereal, cigar, and candy bar promotional gimmicks and photographs. While under contract for Educational, Temple was loaned to other studios. Her first appearance in a feature film was a conspicuous supporting role in Red Haired Alibi for Tower Productions, Inc. In 1933, she made several short films for Educational, and, again, was loaned for bit parts in feature films at Universal, Paramount, and Warner Bros. In February 1934, she signed a contract with Fox Films after Educational declared bankruptcy in September 1933. She appeared in bit parts for Fox and was loaned for a two-reeler and two feature films at Paramount and a feature film for Warner Bros. Fox publicists did their best to promote Temple as a wunderkind of some sort, but Mrs. Temple conducted her own interviews, often correcting the hyperbole of others and requiring interviewers to submit copy for her approval. In April 1934, Stand Up and Cheer! Became Temple’s breakthrough film. Fox became aware of her charisma while the film was in production and began promoting Temple well before the film’s release. She was billed third, preparing critics and film goers to give her their undivided attention. Within months, she represented wholesome family entertainment. In June, Temple garnered more critical and popular acclaim for her performance in Paramount’s Little Miss Marker. She finished 1934 with the December 28 release of Bright Eyes? The first feature film crafted specifically for her talents and the first in which her name was raised above the title. The film (more than any other Temple film up to that time) demonstrated her ability to portray a fully dimensional character and established a formula for future roles of a lovable, parentless waif mellowing a gruff older man. In February 1935, Temple received a special miniature Oscar statuette in recognition of her contributions to film entertainment in 1934. A month later, she added her foot and hand prints to the forecourt at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. When Fox Films merged with Twentieth Century Pictures to become Twentieth Century-Fox in 1934, producer and studio head Darryl F. Zanuck focused his attention and resources upon cultivating Temple’s superstar status. With four successful films behind her, Temple was the studio’s greatest asset. Top priority at the studio became developing projects, vehicles, and stories for Temple, and, to that end, nineteen writers known as the Shirley Temple Story Development team created eleven original stories and adaptions of the classics for the actress. Under the development team, Temple’s films proposed a simple solution to the Great Depression’s woes: open one’s heart and give of oneself. Temple characters would melt the hearts of cold authority figures and would touch the lives of the grumpy, the wizened, the rich, the bratty, the miserly, and the criminal with positive results. Films were seen as generating hope and optimism, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, It is a splendid thing that for just a fifteen cents an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles. Her film titles are a clue to the way she was marketed? Curly Top and Dimples , and her “little” pictures such as The Little Colonel and The Littlest Rebel. Temple often played a fixer-upper, a precocious Cupid, or the good fairy in these films, reuniting her estranged parents or smoothing out the wrinkles in the romances of young couples. She was very often motherless, sometimes fatherless, and sometimes an orphan confined to a dreary asylum. Elements of the traditional fairy tale were woven into her films: wholesome goodness triumphing over meanness and evil, for example, or wealth over poverty, marriage over divorce, or a booming economy over a depressed one. As Temple matured into a pre-adolescent, the formula was altered slightly to encourage her naturalness, naïveté, and tomboyishness to come forth and shine while her infant innocence, which had served her well at six but was inappropriate for her tweens, was toned down. At Zanuck’s request, Temple’s parents agreed to four films a year from their daughter (rather than the three they wished), and the child star’s contract was reworked with bonuses to sweeten the deal. A succession of films followed: The Little Colonel , Our Little Girl , Curly Top , and The Littlest Rebel in 1935. Curly Top and The Littlest Rebel were named to Variety’ s list of top box office draws for 1935. In 1936, Captain January , Poor Little Rich Girl , Dimples , and Stowaway were released. Based on Temple’s many screen successes, Zanuck increased budgets and production values for her films. In 1937, John Ford was hired to direct the sepia-toned Wee Willie Winkie (Temple’s own favorite) and a top-drawer cast was signed that included Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith, and Cesar Romero. The film was a critical and commercial hit, but British film critic Graham Greene muddied the waters in October 1937 when he wrote in a British magazine that Temple was a “complete totsy” and accused her of being too nubile for a nine-year-old. Middle-aged men and clergymen? Respond to her dubious coquetry, to the sight of her well-shaped and desirable little body, packed with enormous vitality, only because the safety curtain of story and dialogue drops between their intelligence and their desire. And Twentieth Century-Fox sued for libel and won. The settlement remained in trust for Temple in England until she turned twenty-one, at which time it was used to build a youth center in England. The only other Temple film released in 1937 was Heidi , a story suited to her maturing personality. Her blond hair had darkened to ash blond and the ringlets brushed back into soft curls. Her theatrical instincts had sharpened and she suggested the Dutch song and dance dream sequence and its placement within the film. After minor disagreements about the dance steps with the other children in the scene, director Allan Dwan had badges made with’Shirley Temple Police’ inscribed upon them. Every child was issued one after swearing allegiance and obedience to Temple. In 1938, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm , Little Miss Broadway , and Just Around the Corner were released. The latter two were critically panned with Corner the first Temple film to falter at the box office. The following year, Zanuck secured the rights to the children’s novel, A Little Princess , believing the book would be an ideal vehicle for Temple. The Little Princess was a 1939 critical and commercial success with Temple’s acting at its peak. The film dropped Temple from number one box-office favorite in 1938 to number five in 1939. In 1940, Temple starred in two consecutive flops at Twentieth Century-Fox (The Blue Bird and Young People). It was obvious the child star’s career was finished. Temple’s parents bought up the remainder of her contract and sent her at the age of twelve to Westlake School for Girls, an exclusive and pricey country day school in Los Angeles. At the studio, Temple’s bungalow was renovated, all traces of her tenure expunged, and the building reassigned as an office complex. Within a year of her departure from Twentieth Century-Fox, MGM signed Temple for her comeback. Plans were made to team her with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney for the Andy Hardy series, but her comeback film became Kathleen (1941), a story about an unhappy teenager, her busy, rich Dad, and her female psychologist. The film flopped and her MGM contract was cancelled after mutual consent. (1942, United Artists) followed, but it bombed. The actress retired for almost two years from films, throwing herself into school life and activities. In 1944, David O. Selznick signed Temple to a personal four-year contract. She appeared in two wartime hits for him: Since You Went Away and I’ll Be Seeing You. Selznick however became involved with Jennifer Jones and lost interest in developing Temple’s career. She was loaned to other studios with Kiss and Tell (1945, Columbia), The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer RKO, and Fort Apache (1948, RKO) being the few good films among a string of duds. Selznick suggested she move to Italy with his daughter, study the culture, gain maturity as an actress, and even change her name. He made it clear she had been detrimentally typecast in Hollywood and her career was in perilous straits. After auditioning (and being rejected) in August 1950 for the role of Peter Pan on the Broadway stage, Temple took stock, admitted her recent movies had been poor fare, and announced her official retirement from films on December 16, 1950? The same day she married Charles Alden Black. Many Temple-inspired products were manufactured and released during the 1930s. Ideal Toy and Novelty Company in New York City negotiated a license for dolls with the company’s first doll wearing the polka-dot dress from Stand Up and Cheer! A mug, a pitcher, and a cereal bowl in cobalt blue with a decal of Temple were given away as a premium with Wheaties. She endorsed Postal Telegraph, Sperry Drifted Snow Flour, the Grunow Teledial radio, Quaker Puffed Wheat, General Electric, and Packard automobiles. In 1943, Temple met John George Agar January 31, 1921, Chicago, Illinois? April 7, 2002 Burbank, California, an Army Air Corps sergeant, physical training instructor, and scion of a Chicago meat-packing family. Two years later on September 19, 1945, at 8:59 p. They were married before Pastor Willsie Martin and five hundred guests in a twelve-minute, double-ring Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church. Two and a half years later on January 30, 1948, Temple gave birth to a daughter, Linda Susan. Agar entered the acting profession and the couple made two films together: Fort Apache (1948, RKO) and Adventure in Baltimore (1949, RKO). In time, Agar tired of being’Mr. Shirley Temple’, he began drinking. Temple divorced Agar on the grounds of mental cruelty on December 5, 1949, and, in the process, received custody of their daughter and the restoration of her maiden name. The divorce was finalized one year later on December 5, 1950. August 4, 2005, Woodside, California. Following a romance that lasted almost a year, Temple wed Black in his parents’ Del Monte, California home on December 16, 1950, at 4:30 p. Before Superior Court Judge Henry G. Jorgensen and a small assembly of family and friends. The family relocated to Washington, D. When Black was recalled to the Navy at the outbreak of the Korean War. Temple Black gave birth by Caesarean section to a son, Charles Alden Black, Jr. At the Bethesda Naval Hospital on April 28, 1952. Black managed television station KABC-TV in Los Angeles, and Temple Black became a homemaker. Their daughter Lori was born at the Santa Monica Hospital on April 9, 1954. In September 1954, Black became director of business operations for the Stanford Research Institute and the family moved to Atherton, California. She narrated the episodes in a singsong voice and acted in three of them. All three of Temple’s children made their acting debuts on the show in the episode “Mother Goose”, but none pursued acting careers later in life. The show attracted celebrity performers such as Claire Bloom and Charlton Heston. The show was a great success with one critic declaring Temple could, if she wished, “steal Christmas from Tiny Tim”. Although the show was popular, it faced problems. Each episode was presented as a special in no particular time-slot and consequently the show had difficulty generating a following. Temple’s acting was criticized, story adaptations were found wanting, sets were considered little better than those in high school productions, and the series lacked the magic of special effects. Unlike Storybook , the revised edition was broadcast in color every Sunday evening in a regular time-slot but it faced stiff competition from a popular western and eventually a Disney program. The show became the victim of the ratings race and was cancelled after its one season. Made guest appearances on The Red Skelton Show , Sing Along with Mitch , The Dinah Shore Show , and The Mike Douglas Show. January 1965, she portrayed a social worker in a sitcom pilot called Go Fight City Hall that was never released. In 1999, she hosted the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Stars awards show on CBS, and, in 2001, served as a consultant on an ABC-TV production of her autobiography, Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story. Following her venture into television, Shirley Temple became active in the Republican Party in California, where, in 1967, she ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in a special election to fill a vacant seat. She ran as a conservative and lost to liberal Republican Pete McCloskey, a staunch opponent of the Vietnam War. In the autumn of 1972, Temple was diagnosed with breast cancer. The tumour was malignant and removed, and a modified radical mastectomy performed. Following the operation, she announced it to the world via radio, television, and a February 1973 article for the magazine McCall’s. In doing so, she became one of the first prominent women to speak openly about breast cancer. Was appointed Representative to the 24th General Assembly of the United Nations by President Richard M. Nixon (September – December 1969), and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana December 6, 1974? July 13, 1976 by President Gerald R. She was appointed first female Chief of Protocol of the United States July 1, 1976? January 21, 1977, and was in charge of arrangements for President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration and inaugural ball. She was appointed by President George H. Bush as United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia August 23, 1989? Is the recipient of many awards and honours including a special Academy Award, the Life Achievement Award from the American Center of Films for Children, the National Board of Review Career Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honors, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2002, a life-size bronze statue of the child Temple was erected on the Fox lot. Child (as Shirley Jane Temple). To the Last Man. As the Earth Turns. Stand Up and Cheer! Shirley – Girl on airplane. Now I’ll Tell. Baby Take a Bow. Poor Little Rich Girl. Sylvia’Dimples’ Dolores Appleby. Ali Baba Goes to Town. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Just Around the Corner. Susannah of the Mounties. Since You Went Away. I’ll Be Seeing You. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. Belvedere Goes to College. The Story of Seabiscuit. Margaret O’Hara Knowles. A Kiss for Corliss. Kid’s Last Stand. Glad Rags to Riches. The Kid’s Last Fight. Polly Tix in Washington. Girl who dislikes spinach (uncredited). Dora’s Dunking Doughnuts. What’s to Do? Frances Charlotte Greenwood June 25, 1890? December 28, 1977 was an American actress and dancer. Born in Philadelphia, Greenwood started in vaudeville, and starred on Broadway, movies and radio. Standing around six feet tall, she was best known for her long legs and high kicks. She earned the unique praise of being, in her words, the… Only woman in the world who could kick a giraffe in the eye. In 1913, Oliver Morosco cast her as Queen Ann Soforth of Oogaboo late in the run of L. Frank Baum and Louis F. Gottschalk’s The Tik-Tok Man of Oz (better known in its novelization as Tik-Tok of Oz). In 1916, Morosco commissioned a successful star vehicle stage play titled So Long Letty. This role made her a star; she reprised it in the 1929 movie of the same name. She appeared with such luminaries as Charles Ruggles, Betty Grable, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, Buster Keaton, and Carmen Miranda. Most of Greenwood’s best work was done on the stage, and was lauded by such critics as James Agate, Alexander Woollcott, and Claudia Cassidy. One of her most successful roles was that of Juno in Cole Porter’s Out of This World in which she introduced the Porter classic “I Sleep Easier Now”. She had some discomforts with that play, as she had become a devout Christian Scientist and feared the play was too risqué. She also reportedly turned down a role as “Mother Superior” in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music partly because she felt she could not, in good conscience, play a nun because of her faith.  One of her last movie roles was singing and dancing as the feisty matriarch, Aunt Eller, in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Greenwood had her own program, The Charlotte Greenwood show, a situation comedy. She also was in “Home in Indiana” on Lux Radio Theatre October 2, 1944. Greenwood ventured into recorded music with an album of songs from Cole Porter’s musical Out of This World and another from the musical comedy Oh, by Jingo. Charlotte Greenwood died in Los Angeles, California from undisclosed causes, aged 87. She was married twice, first, to actor Cyril Ring, brother of actress Blanche Ring, and secondly to composer Martin Broones. The first union ended in divorce; the second with Broones’ death. Both unions were childless. So Long Letty (1929). Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (1931). The Man in Possession (1931). Cheaters at Play (1932). Orders Is Orders (1934). Down Argentine Way (1940). Tall, Dark and Handsome (1941). Moon Over Miami (1941). The Perfect Snob (1941). Springtime in the Rockies (1942). The Gang’s All Here (1943). Up in Mabel’s Room (1944). Home in Indiana (1944). Wake Up and Dream (1946). The Great Dan Patch (1949). Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949). Dangerous When Wet (1953). The Opposite Sex (1956). 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