Child Star

Child Star

Describes the experiences of the famous child film star who went on to becomes a U.S. ambassador and representative to the United Nations, detailing the many events and personalities she encountered during her colorful life

Author: Shirley Temple Black

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041020632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 618

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Describes the experiences of the famous child film star who went on to becomes a U.S. ambassador and representative to the United Nations, detailing the many events and personalities she encountered during her colorful life
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Child Star

Child Star

The famous and popular child actress of the 1930s and later US Ambassador, presents her personal memoirs, with much information on her family and early life, the many wonderful films she made, the actors and politicians and other prominent ...

Author: Shirley Temple

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 0446357928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 563

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Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart. But what was life really like for this extraordinary child growing up on the back lots and sound stages of Hollywood? This BOMC alternate reveals the ups and downs of stardom at age four and tells the funny, poignant, heartwarming chronicle of Shirley's journey to the pinnacle of stardom. A New York Times bestseller.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cultural Significance of the Child Star

The Cultural Significance of the Child Star

Barker, 'Contested Spaces: Children's Experiences of Out of School Care in England and Wales,'in Childhood:AGlobalJournal ofChild, vol.7,no.3, August 2000, pp. 315–35. 42 . ... 55 . S. Temple Black, Child Star: An Autobiography, London:

Author: Jane Catherine O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135898250

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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The child star is an iconic figure in Western society representing a growing cultural trend which idolises, castigates and fetishises the image of the perfect, innocent and beautiful child. In this book, Jane O’Connor explores the paradoxical status of the child star who is both adored and reviled in contemporary society. Drawing on current debates about the commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood and fears about children ‘growing up too soon’, she identifies hostile media attention around child stars as indicative of broader social concerns about the ‘correct’ role and place of children in relation to normative ideals of childhood. Through reference to extensive empirical examples of the way child stars such as Shirley Temple, Macaulay Culkin, Charlotte Church and Jackie Coogan have been constructed in the media, this book illustrates both the powerlessness and the power held by this tiny band of children, and demonstrates their significance as representatives of the public face of childhood throughout the twentieth century and beyond.
Categories: Social Science

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists

A to Z of American Women Leaders and Activists

BLOCH,JULIA CHANG and had two more children. ... Temple found that her past career as a film star was an advantage in her diplomatic career. ... Her best-selling autobiography, Child Star, was published in 1988.

Author: Donna Hightower-Langston

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107929

Category: Women civic leaders

Page: 305

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Presents biographical profiles of American women leaders and activists, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.
Categories: Women civic leaders

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression Shirley Temple and 1930s America

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression  Shirley Temple and 1930s America

1 Shirley Temple Black, Child Star: An Autobiography (New York: McGrawHill, 1988), 324–26, 340, 347–50; Gladys Hall, “Mrs. Temple Tells What Shirley Will Do,” Movie Mirror, October 1940, 48. 2 During production of Since You Went Away in ...

Author: John F. Kasson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393244182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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“[An] elucidating cultural history of Hollywood’s most popular child star . . . a must-read.”—Bill Desowitz, USA Today Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: from a black laborer’s cabin in South Carolina and young Andy Warhol’s house in Pittsburgh to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s recreation room in Washington, DC, and gangster “Bumpy” Johnson’s Harlem apartment. A few years later her smile cheered the secret bedchamber of Anne Frank in Amsterdam as young Anne hid from the Nazis. For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world’s box-office champion, a record never equaled. By early 1935 her mail was reported as four thousand letters a week, and hers was the second-most popular girl’s name in the country. What distinguished Shirley Temple from every other Hollywood star of the period—and everyone since—was how brilliantly she shone. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. Distinguished cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated, and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers. Tap-dancing across racial boundaries with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, foiling villains, and mending the hearts and troubles of the deserving, Shirley Temple personified the hopes and dreams of Americans. To do so, she worked virtually every day of her childhood, transforming her own family as well as the lives of her fans.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture

The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture

Temple, S. (1988) Child Star: An Autobiography. New York: McGraw-Hill. “Trial Transcript of High Court of Justice, Libel on Miss Shirley Temple, March 22, 1938.” Reprinted in Edwards, A. (1988), pp. 359–361. Wikipedia. “Childhood.

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136175961

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

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Research on popular culture is a dynamic, fast-growing domain. In scholarly terms, it cuts across many areas, including communication studies, sociology, history, American studies, anthropology, literature, journalism, folklore, economics, and media and cultural studies. The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture provides an authoritative, up-to-date, intellectually broad, internationally-aware, and conceptually agile guide to the most important aspects of popular culture scholarship. Specifically, this Companion includes: interdisciplinary models and approaches for analyzing popular culture; wide-ranging case studies; discussions of economic and policy underpinnings; analysis of textual manifestations of popular culture; examinations of political, social, and cultural dynamics; and discussions of emerging issues such as ecological sustainability and labor. Featuring scholarly voices from across six continents, The Routledge Companion to Global Popular Culture presents a nuanced and wide-ranging survey of popular culture research.
Categories: Social Science

Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood

Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood

“Little Sisters Twinkle in Childhood's New Profession,” OhioState Journal, September 14,1915,Thelma andBeulah Burns: Clippings, RLC. 9. ... Shirley Temple Black, Child Star: An Autobiography (New York: McGrawHill, 1988),484. 19.

Author: Kristen Hatch

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813575483

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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In the 1930s, Shirley Temple was heralded as “America’s sweetheart,” and she remains the icon of wholesome American girlhood, but Temple’s films strike many modern viewers as perverse. Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood examines her early career in the context of the history of girlhood and considers how Temple’s star image emerged out of the Victorian cult of the child. Beginning her career in “Baby Burlesks,” short films where she played vamps and harlots, her biggest hits were marketed as romances between Temple and her adult male costars. Kristen Hatch helps modern audiences make sense of the erotic undercurrents that seem to run through these movies. Placing Temple’s films in their historical context and reading them alongside earlier representations of girlhood in Victorian theater and silent film, Hatch shows how Shirley Temple emerged at the very moment that long standing beliefs about childhood innocence and sexuality were starting to change. Where we might now see a wholesome child in danger of adult corruption, earlier audiences saw Temple’s films as demonstrations of the purifying power of childhood innocence. Hatch examines the cultural history of the time to view Temple’s performances in terms of sexuality, but in relation to changing views about gender, class, and race. Filled with new archival research, Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood enables us to appreciate the “simpler times” of Temple’s stardom in all its thorny complexity.
Categories: Performing Arts

Made for Each Other

Made for Each Other

Lawrence J. Quirk, Claudette Colbert (Crown Publishers, New York, 1985), page 67. Sylva Weaver, “Flashing Gowns of Latest Style . . 1935, page B5. Shirley Temple Black, Child Star: An Autobiography (McGraw Hill, New York, 1988), ...

Author: Bronwyn Cosgrave

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596910874

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations and fashion selections of actresses nominated for an Academy Award, from the early beginning of the award show in 1928 up to the present.
Categories: Social Science

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

Child Star : An Autobiography . New York : tral figure in contemporary American popular culture . She McGraw - Hill , 1988 . made the song “ On the Good Ship Lollipop ” famous . A non- Windeler , Robert . The Films of Shirley Temple .

Author: Ray Broadus Browne

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879728213

Category: Social Science

Page: 1030

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"To understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives."--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. "At long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike."--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association "The popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations."--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1,010 pages 1,600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive index
Categories: Social Science

The American Civil War on Film and TV

The American Civil War on Film and TV

Carter, “Depression-Era Child Star Dies at 85.” 4. Windeler, Films of Shirley Temple, 77. 5. ... Black, Child Star, 98. 16. Kasson, Little Girl, 102. 17. ... Child Star: An Autobiography. New York: Warner Books, 1988. Bogle, Donald.

Author: Douglas Brode

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498566896

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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In The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color, Douglas Brode, Shea T. Brode, and Cynthia J. Miller bring together nineteen essays by a diverse array of scholars to explore issues of morality, race, gender, nation, and history in films and television shows featuring the American Civil War.
Categories: Social Science