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Shirley Temple Revisited, Part 1 — 4 Comments

  1. Hi, Jim!
    You wrote:
    "Baby Burlesks". These were a bizarre series of shorts that pretty much have to be seen to be disbelieved. The basic idea was to show toddlers in diapers either spoofing famous movies or engaging in various grown-up activities: war, politics, making movies "
    WHAT IN THE WORLD? Bizarre indeed!

    Fascinated with your series on Shirley so far. She certainly had a strange start but didn't most during that early period of Hollywood? I can't say that I've seen these shorts you've mentioned although I've seen the 'diaper photos' giving them the side eye.

    You know I'm a big fan of Shirley although I can't say the same about certain people like Uhum, Ivan!

    You've certainly done your research and I'll be waiting patiently for Part 2.
    Have a great week!
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  2. Wow! Thank you for bringing us this background material on Shirley. Having watched her dancing, though, I'd say that what you're seeing is mere youthful enthusiasm to get her routine – and this IS the routine that she has been working on so hard, remember – absolutely perfect when it matters most!