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(USA Today)   Screen legend Shirley Temple embarks on the Good Ship Lollipop one last time   (usatoday.com) divider line 223
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2014-02-11 02:56:38 PM

Raktastic: walktoanarcade: digitalrain: walktoanarcade: digitalrain: Bah. I submitted this while incorporating two - count 'em - TWO of her movies in the headline.

Sad to hear about her dying though. She was a pretty remarkable woman. Something like 20 movies under her belt by the time she was 6 years old, plus a long career as a UN ambassador.

Godspeed, good lady.

Would you please share with the rest of the class? Let's hear 'it.

Bright eyes dim as Baby takes her final bow

(titles: Bright Eyes and Baby Take a Bow)

/ note, I didn't say it was a better headline, just that it incorporated more movie titles.

I like it!  It flows better and is poetic,a fitting end for a famous actress's life.  I think it's great, and that it incorporates two of her titles (gotta take your word and I do) is brilliant.

I had 2 as well. One was close to the green headline:

On the goood ship Lollipop, it's a sweeeet ship through the river Styx

The other was an ode to SOD

On the good ship Lollipop YOU'RE DEAD!

I like yours digitalrain much better.

Combine 'em: Bright eyes dim as Baby takes her final bow on the good ship Lollipop

Or throw more in: Our Poor Littlest Rebel Curly Top Princess's Bright Eyes Dim as Baby Takes a Bow Just Around the Corner on the Good Ship Lollipop.

We'll miss you Now and Forever As the Earth Turns Since You Went Away.
 
2014-02-11 02:57:22 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: stupiddream: Phil Hoffman and now Shirley Temple.  Who'll be the 3rd?  It always comes in threes.

Arthur Rankin Jr.


NO!!!!!!  Truely a legend!  I just bought Mad Monster Party a couple of weeks ago.
 
2014-02-11 03:00:17 PM

stupiddream: Phil Hoffman and now Shirley Temple.  Who'll be the 3rd?  It always comes in threes.


Maximilian Schell

/no one noticed. snf
 
2014-02-11 03:37:06 PM
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2014-02-11 04:11:48 PM
She even made a movie with Ronald Reagan.
 
2014-02-11 04:22:43 PM
I'm stunned that she was such a mega-star so young and made it out of Hollywood with her sanity intact. She worked in an era before most (if not all) of the laws designed to protect child actors from abuse were written, and even with those in place, so many child stars become messed up. She even had money-grabbing parents and still managed to be healthy, happy, and contributing to the betterment of society into adulthood. She was truly exceptional.
 
2014-02-11 04:27:27 PM
From the New York Times obit: In 1932, Shirley was spotted by an agent from Educational Pictures and chosen to appear in "Baby Burlesks," a series of sexually suggestive one-reel shorts in which children played all the roles.

...wat.

When any of the two dozen children in "Baby Burlesks" misbehaved, they were locked in a windowless sound box with only a block of ice on which to sit.

...Seriously, how did she wind up so sane and productive?
 
2014-02-11 04:32:16 PM
RIP
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2014-02-11 04:44:40 PM
CSB:
In 1991, I was living in Prague (which was what young, dumb wannabe artists like me [at that time] were expected to do). I was crossing the street in Stare Mêsto (yeah, I know I wrote the HACEK upside down) when a diplomatic car with little american flags on the fenders was suddenly flying toward me. I jumped to the safety of the curb and turned around in time to see Mrs. Temple Black in the back seat cackling with her head tilted back a full awkward 90 degrees. I'm sure she was not laughing at (or even aware of) the fact that her driver had just narrowly missed killing me, but the adrenaline of the near miss and that awful cackling laughter haunt me to this day.
/CSB
//Goodnight, Funny Lady
 
2014-02-11 05:17:01 PM

Forty-Two: From the New York Times obit: In 1932, Shirley was spotted by an agent from Educational Pictures and chosen to appear in "Baby Burlesks," a series of sexually suggestive one-reel shorts in which children played all the roles.

...wat.


Yeah, I've seen clips of those on various biographies.

They're innocent enough, but still creepy.  It's a wonder they were ever circulated in the first place.

Probably like those decorative plates they sell at gift shops with kids shown in dating/couple scenarios that they're about 10 years too young for.  Some women love that sort of thing.

Anyhoo...

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I dont believe Shirley voiced the Vicki Valentine character, but that would have been ever so awesome if she had.
 
2014-02-11 05:26:01 PM
:(

I watched a few Shirley Temple movies on YouTube a few weeks ago...Miss Annie Rooney is a trip. Temple swing dances, uses jive slang and talks about her "groovy" friends (I had no idea that term was used in the 1940s).
 
2014-02-11 05:43:40 PM
Saw her about 800 times on the news this morning. Good lord was she an annoying little shiat.
 
2014-02-11 06:00:51 PM

gito: Wow, so how many screen legends from the golden age are left now? Is it just Mickey Rooney, Sidney Poitier, and Kirk Douglas?


Maureen O'Hara is still kickin', at 93.  Olivia DeHavilland, too; she's 96.
 
2014-02-11 06:21:20 PM

The Evil Home Brewer: RIP "Good Ship Lollypop" Lady.

Temple made her money early and left the limelight while she still had her soul intact.

She served as an ambassador and then slid back out of the spotlight.

She lived her life comfortably long after most people thought she was dead. I can respect that.

She didn't speak out on politics or social issues. She didn't use stupid gimmicks to keep her name in the headlines. Lessons that Sting, Shia LeBARf, Elizabeth Taylor and others could have learned from. She didn't use her celebrity status to stay in the limelight long after she was relevant. Although? Considering the impact she had during the early part of the 20th Century? She could have remained relevant for many years after her retirement.....

I hope you had a great life Shirley Temple Black. You should be seen as an inspiration to people who loved you and celebrities who don't even know who you were. RIP



Beautifully said.
 
2014-02-11 06:22:46 PM

Forty-Two: From the New York Times obit: In 1932, Shirley was spotted by an agent from Educational Pictures and chosen to appear in "Baby Burlesks," a series of sexually suggestive one-reel shorts in which children played all the roles....wat.


http://youtu.be/e6UlsdqWWOg

Her first Baby Burlesks short. She didn't have a speaking role in it though.

http://youtu.be/ZsCQ0t-3t1I

Her second Baby Burlesks short and first speaking role.
 
2014-02-11 06:27:59 PM
Shirley Temple was the first choice for Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, but MGM could not get her released from her contract at Fox in time to do it. Imagine what a very different movie that would have been had they done so.
 
2014-02-11 06:45:54 PM

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RIP Surly Temple

 
2014-02-11 08:45:54 PM

Galileo's Daughter: I hope she gets the biggest round of applause at the annual Oscar 'death montage'.


It would be nice if the Oscars do a special segment just for her. I'm guessing Hoffman will get the biggest round during the montage.

do they start or end with Temple.
 
2014-02-11 09:35:29 PM

Galileo's Daughter: I hope she gets the biggest round of applause at the annual Oscar 'death montage'.


The year is still young...
 
2014-02-11 10:39:33 PM

Alien Robot: Forty-Two: From the New York Times obit: In 1932, Shirley was spotted by an agent from Educational Pictures and chosen to appear in "Baby Burlesks," a series of sexually suggestive one-reel shorts in which children played all the roles....wat.

http://youtu.be/e6UlsdqWWOg

Her first Baby Burlesks short. She didn't have a speaking role in it though.

http://youtu.be/ZsCQ0t-3t1I

Her second Baby Burlesks short and first speaking role.


That second one...wow. It struck me that Shirley's moves wouldn't be out of place in a beauty pageant today, which is incredibly sad. And then they went and showed how much she'd made in candy tips...wow.
 
2014-02-12 01:49:23 AM
I tried, honestly, but I really didn't like her. Full points for her work with the UN, but she still just gave me the creeps. At any age. Don't know why.

/dnrtft
 
2014-02-12 02:29:32 PM

cynicalminion: Brick-House: way south: In other news, Shirley Temple was alive...

/I don't know why I thought that wasn't the case.
/Child star in the black and white film era, guess I presumed the cocaine and hard liquor did her in years ago.

No... your thinking of the liberal side of Hollywood. She was very active in Republican politics and was an ambassador to some country that I forget. A very smart, talented, classy lady.

so you're saying westboro will be picketing her funeral?


They could but they moved on to soldiers who died in combat a few  years ago.  That way they could be more loathsome.

Anyway, not to turn this into a Politics thread but as Republicans go, I could actually tolerate her.  During an interview back in the 1980s, she actually criticized Reagan for getting the Republicans to abandon support for the Equal Rights Amendment and allying the party with the religious right.  She also wasn't too happy about the anti-environmental policies of Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, James Watt.  Among today's Republicans that would probably put her in the same league with Jane Fonda and Hillary.

As for her movies, I never watched them.  I did like Fort Apache though.
 
2014-02-12 04:06:02 PM

NDP2: cynicalminion: Brick-House: way south: In other news, Shirley Temple was alive...

/I don't know why I thought that wasn't the case.
/Child star in the black and white film era, guess I presumed the cocaine and hard liquor did her in years ago.

No... your thinking of the liberal side of Hollywood. She was very active in Republican politics and was an ambassador to some country that I forget. A very smart, talented, classy lady.

so you're saying westboro will be picketing her funeral?

They could but they moved on to soldiers who died in combat a few  years ago.  That way they could be more loathsome.

Anyway, not to turn this into a Politics thread but as Republicans go, I could actually tolerate her.  During an interview back in the 1980s, she actually criticized Reagan for getting the Republicans to abandon support for the Equal Rights Amendment and allying the party with the religious right.  She also wasn't too happy about the anti-environmental policies of Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, James Watt.  Among today's Republicans that would probably put her in the same league with Jane Fonda and Hillary.

As for her movies, I never watched them.  I did like Fort Apache though.


She was an old-school Republican like Ike was. That was the party of my parents and grandparents.

Then they left the party in the 90s as it had left them.
 
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