Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0041141: SHIRLEY TEMPLE

Uncommonly early 5x7-inch matte-finish portrait, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen in her childhood hand around 1945, when she was about 7 years old. In near very fine, with a tiny bend to the bottom right-hand corner tip and very faint silvering to the darker areas. 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.