Shirley Temple on the cover of a foreign magazine, 1938.
Shirley Temple, 1940s.
Shirley Temple, 1930s.
Following her less than memorable venture into television, Shirley Temple became active in the Republican Party in California, where, in 1967, she ran unsuccessfully for the 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.
She was appointed Representative to the 24th United Nations General Assembly by Richard M. Nixon (Sep – Dec 1969), and was appointed Ambassador to Ghana (Dec 6, 1974 – Jul 13, 1976) by Gerald R. Ford. She was appointed first female Chief of Protocol of the United States (Jul 1, 1976 – Jan 21, 1977), and was in charge of arrangements for Jimmy Carter’s inauguration and inaugural ball. She served as the United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (Aug 23, 1989 – Jul 12, 1992), having been appointed by George H. W. Bush.
Temple has served on numerous boards of directors of large enterprises and organizations including The Walt Disney Company, Del Monte, Bank of America, the Bank of California, BANCAL Tri-State, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, the United States Commission for UNESCO, the United Nations Association, and the National Wildlife Federation. (That’s a lot of animal crackers in your soup, kid.)
Captain January, 1936.
The Little Colonel, 1935.
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, 1938.
Shirley Temple, 1936.
‘The Bachelor and The Bobby Soxer’ (1947)
Vintage Shirley Temple postcard produced in Japan