I believe I saw your personal doll collection on display at the Los Angeles County Museum sometime in late 50's or 60's. In it was displayed a doll of a Japanese fisherman with a straw hat holding a pole and 2 fish. If I remember correctly, is the Collection still on display somewhere?
I’m not actually Shirley (she died in February and I doubt she used Tumblr!) but I know the collection you are talking about. I honestly have no idea who owns it now, it should be the museum you mentioned (I think this is where she donated them!) unless they have since sold them off. Maybe they are in the archives there.
Is anyone answering her questions, now that she has passed? I was in a Shirley Temple contest in 1960, but can in 2nd place after Tammy Marlihugh (sp) Is there any way I can find out what happened to Tammy. I was wanting to write this letter a few years back, it is so sad now that she is gone. BUT not in my heart. I will always remember her! A fan, JoAnn R. Survillas (back then)
I am not aware of who is answering her questions now, I suppose nobody could really answer them if they were about personal experiences.
But I really do not think that the question you are asking is one that she would have had the answer to. There were many Shirley Temple contests, I doubt that she knew the details of the contestants! Sorry.
Greetings - I'm Jonathan Kruk, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" storyteller I've written a book on the subject and I'm working on an online anthology on the headless horseman too. I came across your website and discovered Shirley Temple had a show and one story featured "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Boris Karloff. Is there a video of this program, and is it possible to download a copy? Thanks very much !
I have never come across a version of this online or on DVD, it is from an episode of Shirley Temple’s Storybook which aired on television between 1958-1961. Sorry that I couldn’t be of more help!
I don't know what's going on but I've sent you about three requests now and i haven't heard back. I don't want to rush you or anything but I thought there might be something wrong with your page? anyway if you do get this message you don't have to rush my requests thanks, <3 :)
Sorry for not getting back to you, I run a business full time and usually leave my posts here to queue! And making GIFs usually takes a good chunk of time up! Next time I make GIFs, I’ll go back to your requests, in the meanwhile, you can find them all here and there might be some you were looking for:
George Bernard Shaw offered her the lead in his stage version of Caesar and Cleopatra, not realizing she was a child.
One time little Shirley walked into the commissary and was picked up by a friendly executive,” How are you doing sweetheart?” The room went quiet. Everyone was staring. If he dropped her no more Shirley Temple movies, everyone there could lose their jobs. Very gently he put her down and backed away.
Shirley’s grit and determination represented the American spirit to the world. A false report of her death in Hirohito’s Japan in 1943 set off a wild celebration in the streets.