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Shirley Temple Revisited, Part 14 — 4 Comments

  1. Wouldn't read again if a gun were put to your brother's head? Ha. You crack me up.

    I only saw "The Bluebird" once, as a child, and the only thing that stayed with me was the land of the future, and those separated lovers. Haunting stuff.

    I purchased the TV series on DVD a while back because I hadn't seen it in years, but had fond memories. Shirley really looked like she was enjoying herself, and that makes all the difference in the productions.

    I really enjoyed reading your extensive series on Shirley. I learned so much.

  2. CW: Many thanks! Your visits and comments are always welcome. I hope you had as much fun reading this long series as I had doing it!

  3. Thank you for posting the SAG clip. It was a perfect conclusion to your wonderful series.

    You've given me lots to think about, and to re-visit, when it comes to Shirley Temple. I'm particularly interested in Louis Menand's theory about stardom lasting 3 years. I think that's true.

  4. Thanks, Silver! Including that SAG clip was a last-minute choice — when I realized it was such a perfect fit that it would look like I planned it all along. It was in effect (and though Shirley herself could hardly have known it) her farewell to the world. She remained a woman of grace and poise to the end.