#1 By: pesco, February 11th, 2014 12:34
#2 By: Eksrae, February 11th, 2014 13:52
Growing up, I used to look forward to watching her movies on TV. But just recently "The Littlest Rebel" was on and, well, just the first twenty minutes was so cringe-worthy that I had to go and do something else.
Nothing against her talent, it's just amazing how times have changed.
#3 By: Public Bizmail, February 11th, 2014 14:00
I know it's a cliche, but it's true. She brought light at a very dark time when many craved hope. Little wonder that her work hasn't translate well into our time. It was never meant to.
Amazingly, when her moment passed she had the awareness and strength of character to go do something else positive. To me, that is her biggest accomplishment.
Requiescat in pace
#4 By: MisterJayEm, February 11th, 2014 14:16
And her daughter played bass in the Melvins.
#5 By: ed90745, February 11th, 2014 15:05
Her movies were so saccharin they were linked to the rise of diabetes and tooth decay and the songs were impossible to get out of your head, even worse than "It's a Small World After All."
#6 By: Christopher Waldrop, February 11th, 2014 16:01
My maternal grandparents were Czech, and I went to a big gathering of Czech, Slovak, and Moravian immigrants in Detroit at the time Shirley Temple Black was announced as the new ambassador to what was then Czechoslovakia.
She'd brought happiness to so many people as a child, and it was nice to know that, in her later life, and in a very different role, she was still doing the same.
Hail and farewell.
#7 By: Samantha Lockard, February 11th, 2014 16:06
Aweee...I loved her growing up. She will be missed, but her legacy will live on...
#8 By: euansmith, February 11th, 2014 16:16
It is amazing she turned out so well.
#9 By: micah, February 11th, 2014 16:51
If only she could have set the mold for all child stars.
Can you even imagine an Ambassador Lohan?
#10 By: euansmith, February 11th, 2014 16:54
#11 By: Eksrae, February 11th, 2014 17:40
Doctor Mayim Bialik -- no, wait...
#12 By: micah, February 11th, 2014 18:09
#13 By: unshaved2013, February 11th, 2014 18:09
#14 By: Tennessee Waltz, February 11th, 2014 19:06
In Our Little Wooden Shoes. Thank you Shirley.
#15 By: Preston, February 12th, 2014 09:50
I had a DVD of her stuff that I guess had slipped into the public domain, from a year or so before she got famous. I think this included some theater shorts maybe 15 minutes long, and holy crap was there some weird stuff in there. But she was a shining example of a child star that didn't get destroyed by Hollywood
Also, she may well be the last star of the 1930s. It's mind boggling to think of all the big stars she would have known.
#16 By: Preston, February 12th, 2014 09:55
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson dances the stairs with Shirley Temple from "The Little Colonel" (1935)
#17 By: Eksrae, February 12th, 2014 12:24
Yeah, some of those early shorts where she was wearing skimpy outfits and reciting dialogue laced with sexual inuendo were kind of funny-weird. I guess things haven't changed that much.
#18 By: Preston, February 12th, 2014 13:20
You saw the same one I did, apparently.
#19 By: pesco, February 16th, 2014 12:34
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