Adorable and display-worthy vintage 5.5 x 7-inch matte-finish black and white 20th Century-Fox publicity portrait, boldly signed and inscribed in green fountain pen around the time she appeared in Heidi in 1937, aged 9 years old. A small bend to the bottom right corner tip, not touching the image; otherwise, in very fine condition. Bright, bouncy, impossibly cheerful Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. Entering films at age 3, she acted, sang and danced her way into millions of hearts in classic films like Stand Up and Cheer! (1934), Little Miss Marker (1934), Baby Take a Bow (1934), Bright Eyes (1934), Curly Top (1935), Captain January (1936), Poor Little Rich Girl (1936), Dimples (1936), Heidi (1937), Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938), The Little Princess (1939), and, in adolescence, Since You Went Away (1944), I'll Be Seeing You (1944), and The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947). After phasing out of her movie career, she later served as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.