The Annie/Shirley Temple thing REALLY bothers me! I've been a huge Shirley fan my entire life, and when I turned 18, I got a portrait of her tattooed on my shoulder. People always say, "Aww, Orphan Annie!" and I say, "No, Shirley Temple." and people actually argue with me that Shirley played Annie. It's ridiculous.
I really love Annie, but I just do not understand the confusion! There is actually more reason for people to think that Dorothy in Wizard of Oz is Shirley Temple rather than Judy Garland.
Annie came out around 50 years after Shirley was a star!
I saw a post for top known red heads and Shirley Temple was one of them.... I was even more shocked to look through the notes and find that no one corrected the post!
Please are endlessly stupid when it comes to Shirley Temple and Annie. Even as a child when I watched Annie, I never thought it was Shirley Temple. Just because it is set in the 1930s does not mean it was made in the 1930s..?! Since when did period dramas confuse people like this?
I mentioned Shirley to my flatmate the other day and asked if she had seen any of her films, and she said she had seen Annie.
I think it is due to a blind-spot in film history, nobody really talks about Shirley properly or tries to understand her part in old hollywood, it is like she is embarrassing to film historians and not glamorous enough for most old hollywood fans.
I wish I could write a script for her biopic, it needs to happen to get her back into public understanding. She is like a cartoon character to most people, or even less than that - just an obscure image that sometimes comes up in pop culture.
Sorry for this ramble, things like this really bother me! I hope you corrected the person who originally posted it, I always feel mean but when it comes to Shirley I feel she needs some help!
I wanna know more on her almost being assassinated can't find anything on the internet ???
It is in her autobiography, there were actually a few security scares during her childhood career. I recommend you read it, it is extremely interesting! I can try to summarize it better on here, but it will take me a while.
During the depression era there were massive reports about things like the Lindbergh Baby, and so there was a lot of anxiety around Shirley. She had people such as J. Edgar Hoover looking out for her.