Shirley Temple Movie Poster Book (Paperback)
She was the most famous and popular child star in Hollywood history. She acted, sang and danced her way into the hearts of millions-and she was only five. For four years in row, she was the number one box office star, beating out the likes of Clark Gable, Joan Crawford and Gary Cooper. She was Shirley Temple. The "Shirley Temple Movie Poster Book" presents, for the first time and in full color, nearly 50 rare movie posters from Temple's films, including those from her mid-to-late teens and foreign versions.Temple's film career began in 1932 when she was cast in a series of one reel and two reel short subjects. Those shorts led to various bit and small roles in feature length films. Her big breakthrough was her performance in "Stand Up and Cheer" (1933). That resulted in her first starring feature, "Bright Eyes" (1934), which included her signature song, "On the Good Ship Lollipop." In the years that followed, Temple became a child superstar during the Great Depression and later, a cultural icon. In 1939, her popularity ultimately declined. In her mid-to-late teens, Temple appeared in more than a dozen films, including "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer" (1947) with Cary Grant. She retired from motion pictures in 1950 at the age of 22.The "Shirley Temple Movie Poster Book" is a colorful tribute to a huge child star that captured the affections of millions around the world. 62 Pages/Color on White Paper.