what are the high white lace up shoes she wears. Claire
Are they part of a certain costume? I don’t recall very many images of her in high-top shoes! Though she does wear a lot of white tap shoes, I believe they are her favorite and also just a part of 1930s fashion.
edit: I think that you probably mean the photograph that has over 5,000 notes. That image is just a one-off and they look a little like Converse (Chuck Taylor All-Stars) which were popular from the 1920s onwards, so it is possible they are what she has on, or at least a copy of some kind, because I cannot see any obvious branding.
This question is slightly odd but I was watching clips from shirley and somehow I ended up looking at "shirley temple skirts", were these like an official product? I can't seem to find much about them... although I saw in pictures they appeared to have a shirley temple signature on them?
It is very possible that it was a product, I recently found images of Shirley during the 1940s wearing items of clothing that have her initials all over.
A variety of Shirley Temple products came out at the height of her career, many of them were counterfeit, but if she has been seen wearing them it may be promotional - or it may be a custom outfit that was made for her. I don’t recall much detail on clothing other than sets of sewing patterns, so I’m not entirely sure whether the clothing you have in mind is retail or custom made.
I will post the 1940s image of her in such an outfit soon!
On the last change of format we could get an enlargement of most of the photos. Why can't we do that now?
Most layouts don’t let you do that. I can try and edit it again, but seeing as I only changed it last week I didn’t get around to it yet. If you right click images and select ‘view image’ it should let you see it in full anyway :)
Edit: the ‘view image’ thing doesn’t seem to make much change from the blog itself. But if the images are bigger than the width of 500px on the Tumblr dashboard they do enlarge when you click on them and from that image you can right-click and ‘view image’ to see a larger version. Most of my images are not bigger than 500px width anyway.
What's your favorite Shirley Temple film? I'm very partial to Heidi myself.
That’s such a hard question, I think I’ve probably answered it before but I forget what I said!
I really like Poor Little Rich Girl and Baby Take a Bow (so much tension with Shirley and the necklace!) .. but The Little Princess never gets old! I’m English so I laugh at the funny attempts at my accent and I LOVE the Queen Victoria bit, even if it is there just to try and make you cry harder.
I also love Bright Eyes, I guess in the same way I like Baby Take a Bow, because the film isn’t just about Shirley yet, there is a lot of other quality screentime from other actors and I appreciate that!
I grew up with the same kind of outrageously curly hair. I would get teased for it in school, because all the pretty girls had straight hair and mostly because kids are just jerks. When my grandma caught me crying because of it, she started putting on old Shirley Temple movies for me to watch and they always made me feel better. Your beautiful smile always made me feel better :) P.S. Curls rock, all them straight girls just trippin'
When Shirley Temple finally went to school in 1940, when she ended her contract at Fox, she was teased and found it very hard to make friends at first, I think it’s probably the most interesting part of her film history, that transition from super star to normal high school student. Of course she met people in the end, but after being in and out of classes due to the filming of other movies.
I think in a way this makes her story a lot closer to that of her viewers, she gives hope to people and has lived through hardship herself aswell.