Shirley Temple Black – R.I.P.

Shirley Temple is one of the enduring icons of my early childhood. I can’t express what a shock it was to learn that the cute little curly haired girl I spent so much time watching on TV was actually a full grown women with kids of her own as I watched. That was my first lesson on the “snapshot in time” nature of film…

Shirley Temple Black

Image reblogged from Hitsville U.K. on Tumblr

For a full write-up, including a nice video and slideshow, go to Shirley Temple Black, Screen Darling, Dies at 85 @ NYTimes.com.

I want ice water.

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9 thoughts on “Shirley Temple Black – R.I.P.

  1. I was shocked to learn the she was 85 years old. I should have realized that fact since I am 71 years old myself. Chronological time screws up my head. I see stuff in circular time, I think. Man, it’s hard to keep it all straight. Thank you for posting this.

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    • I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t really follow her life much aside from what I saw in those old movies. I guess I just couldn’t reconcile the differences. Still, that cute little curly haired girl sure brought me a lot of smiles! 😀

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