Shirley Temple - Embossed Slim-Tin Packaging

Shirley Temple - Embossed Slim-Tin Packaging

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Shirley Temple is arguably the most popular and famous child star of all time. Known for her blond ringlets and her ability to sing and tap-dance, she appeared in dozens of films and was Hollywood's biggest box-office attraction from 1936 to 1938. Shirley's popularity and the large gross revenues her films generated transformed the struggling Fox Film Corporation into a major film studio.

Temple began her career in a series ofBaby Berlesks, short subjects that featured children in adult roles that today would be considered highly inappropriate. However, when Fox signed her in 1934, the studio abandoned the infant sexpot image and let her be what she really was - an energetic, resilient, good natured little girl. Sophisticated and by all measures a highly professional performer, Temple had no difficulty upstaging her experienced costars, many of whom were veteran performers. Among the films Temple made for Fox wereThe Little Colonel, Curly Top, Heidi, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and The Little Princess.

Although Temple made a number of films as a teenager, among them Miss Annie Rooney (1942) and The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer (1947), America had seemingly outgrown its infatuation with Shirley. The films were not successful and in 1949, she retired from acting at the age of Twenty-one.

This film collection features many classic moments from Shirley Temple's relatively short but enormously successful screen career.

Disc One: Glad Rags to Riches (1932); War Babies (1932); Kid 'n' Hollywood (1932); Polly Tix in Washington (1932); Kid 'n' Africa (1932); Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933); Pardon My Pups (1934); Shirley Temple - Biggest Little Star of the Thirties

Disc Two: The Little Princess

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  • Release Date: 12/4/2012