Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Shirley Temple Passed Away at 85!


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

#21 of 34 OFFLINE   AnthonyClarke

AnthonyClarke

    Screenwriter



  • 1,184 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 13 2010
  • Real Name:Anthony
  • LocationWoodend Victoria Australia

Posted February 11 2014 - 12:23 PM

Just took a look again at her airplane song .. which is of course 'On the Good Ship Lollipop', so infectious as she bounces along the aisle. What a star she was. And 'The Little Princess' still stands up well, with Richard Greene, our favourite Robin Hood, as her dad....and of course, with the miracle of Technicolor!



#22 of 34 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott

    Lead Actor



  • 7,226 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 11 2003
  • Real Name:Michael Elliott
  • LocationKY

Posted February 11 2014 - 03:46 PM

I know everyone loves the "child" but my favorite performance/role of hers is still THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER.  It's funny but I'm getting ready to move and on Sunday I found a 2-disc collection of Temple shorts that I thought I had lost.  I guess it's a good time to give them a spin.

 

As with The Tramp, I think most or a lot of people know Temple even if they've never seen her movies.  I work in an office with a lot of young people and it seems that most had at least heard of her.



#23 of 34 ONLINE   Ejanss

Ejanss

    Screenwriter



  • 2,437 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 23 2012

Posted February 11 2014 - 07:28 PM

I wonder if her show ST's Storybook will ever get a complete release.  don't read as "boring", but I find those a pleasant way to nod off to sleep.  It's like being 4 years old and being told a nice story as you fall asleep. 

 

I'd planed to pick up the current release, but I'm wondering if more stuff will come out since she is gone.. 

 

They're some (not all) surprisingly good kid-friendly adaptations, for the younger set who's already finished Shelley Duvall's fairytales.

At the time her show made them, don't think we'd seen American versions of Pippi Longstocking, Madeline, House of Seven Gables or even Winnie the Pooh.  (There was an early British version, but Shirley beat Walt by a good few years.)

 

I wasn't a fan-fan of her movies, except for "The Blue Bird", which I remembered faithfully as a kid.

Didn't see too many of the others, until the local stations ran "Heidi" over Christmas.  (And then I realized where TBB was borrowing most of their "Mansion chaos" scenes from.)

Always thought the marketed 30's cuteness was a little condescending, but she was a child-star pro back when such things barely existed.



#24 of 34 OFFLINE   davidHartzog

davidHartzog

    Supporting Actor



  • 686 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 17 2004
  • Real Name:David Hartzog
  • Locationupstate NY

Posted February 11 2014 - 07:35 PM

R.I.P. Shirley Temple Black. She kept people smiling when this country was in a bad way.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

#25 of 34 ONLINE   David Weicker

David Weicker

    Screenwriter



  • 1,798 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 26 2005
  • Real Name:David

Posted February 11 2014 - 08:04 PM

In addition to her natural charm and incredible camera sense, Shirley was also a terrific dancer.Her trio with Alice Faye and Jack Haley in Poor Little Rich Girl is fantastic.And of course, her duets with Bojangles were pure magic.TCM will be hosting a tribute Sunday March 9th - eight films.

#26 of 34 OFFLINE   SilverWook

SilverWook

    Screenwriter



  • 1,683 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 11 2006

Posted February 11 2014 - 10:32 PM

Kind of sad how many times I've seen "I didn't know she was still alive!" said online, or overheard in conversations today. And even sadder how many were unaware of her older movie roles.



#27 of 34 OFFLINE   jimmyjet

jimmyjet

    Screenwriter



  • 2,523 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 11 2009

Posted February 12 2014 - 12:11 AM

she was a saturday late afternoon staple for our family.

 

i think my favorite movie (at least when i was a kid) - she was searching for a man, possibly her father.

 

and they are both in a hospital at one point.  and i think the man passes by while shirley is turned around.

 

anyways, it was a pretty emotional movie for me, at the time.



#28 of 34 ONLINE   Rob_Ray

Rob_Ray

    Screenwriter



  • 1,611 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 12 2004
  • Real Name:Rob Ray
  • LocationSouthern California

Posted February 12 2014 - 05:16 AM

she was a saturday late afternoon staple for our family.

 

i think my favorite movie (at least when i was a kid) - she was searching for a man, possibly her father.

 

and they are both in a hospital at one point.  and i think the man passes by while shirley is turned around.

 

anyways, it was a pretty emotional movie for me, at the time.

That's "The Little Princess" -- one of her best.



#29 of 34 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

Aaron Silverman

    Lead Actor



  • 9,846 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 22 1999
  • Real Name:Aaron Silverman
  • LocationFlorida

Posted February 12 2014 - 11:49 AM

As with The Tramp, I think most or a lot of people know Temple even if they've never seen her movies.  I work in an office with a lot of young people and it seems that most had at least heard of her.

 

They probably remember her from childhood. . .as a drink!


"How wonderful it will be to have a leader unburdened by the twin horrors of knowledge and experience." -- Mr. Wick

#30 of 34 OFFLINE   jimmyjet

jimmyjet

    Screenwriter



  • 2,523 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 11 2009

Posted February 12 2014 - 06:44 PM

i havent seen the movies since i was a little boy.

 

but i still recall lots of little tidbits.

 

i already mentioned the scene about "her father ?".

 

another important type of scene that just came up was in a movie where there was a war going on between a western country and a country from the middle east or africa ?

 

they wore completely different type of clothing than what we would think of as military attire.

 

anyways, shirley gets to talk to both leaders personally, although not at the same time.

 

and of course, she likes both men, and tries her best to get them to come to terms so a bunch of soldiers dont get killed.

 

i dont recall the outcome, but something tells me that she was not successful.

 

of course there are all sorts of cute dancing scenes.  but the ones that hang closest to me are the more serious scenes.



#31 of 34 OFFLINE   Bob_S.

Bob_S.

    Supporting Actor



  • 662 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 04 2004

Posted February 12 2014 - 08:13 PM

My 2 favorite movies: The Little Princess and The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer. Man she was a knock-out as a teenager. A while ago I was thinking of writing her for an autograph but people had said that she didn't do autographs because of so many people putting them on ebay. It's so very sad when an actor from the golden age of Hollywood passes away, not many left now. 



#32 of 34 OFFLINE   Radioman970

Radioman970

    Producer



  • 6,057 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 22 2006
  • Real Name:James Perry
  • LocationCould be anywhere

Posted February 14 2014 - 12:53 PM

They're some (not all) surprisingly good kid-friendly adaptations, for the younger set who's already finished Shelley Duvall's fairytales.

At the time her show made them, don't think we'd seen American versions of Pippi Longstocking, Madeline, House of Seven Gables or even Winnie the Pooh.  (There was an early British version, but Shirley beat Walt by a good few years.)

 

...

That's interesting, I didn't even think of that.  I have the Madeline episode on a DVD with The Princess & the Goblins I got from Big Lots.  I had little idea what it was at the time although I might have watched it at 2 or 3.  After Madeline, which was very entertaining, I just loved the stage play feel of the production, I wanted to be sure I got as many of those as available but held off from the incomplete sets.  (btw, I sometimes call my dog Kayla "Madeline" because of that Shirley Temple episode, since she looks like her sometimes, that's one of her many names along with K-Girl the Discount Dog, Short Round (from an Indy movie) and AK 47.). 


Silly Party Candidate: Tarquin Fin- tim- lim- bim- whin- bim- lim- bus- stop- F'tang- F'tang- Olè- Biscuitbarrel

#33 of 34 OFFLINE   Garysb

Garysb

    Screenwriter



  • 1,513 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 31 2003

Posted February 17 2014 - 10:39 PM

TCM remembers Shirley Temple on March 9, 2014.

 

4:30 PM Heidi (1937)  

An orphaned girl tends goats for her grandfather until she's sold to serve as a disabled girl's companion.

DirAllan Dwan CastShirley Temple , Jean Hersholt , Arthur Treacher .

BW-88 mins, CC,

6:15 PM Stowaway (1936)  

DirWilliam A. Seiter CastShirley Temple , Robert Young , Alice Faye .

BW-87 mins,

8:00 PM Bright Eyes (1934)  

Society snobs get more than they bargained for when they take in their late housekeeper's orphaned daughter.

DirDavid Butler CastShirley Temple , James Dunn , Jane Darwell .

BW-85 mins, CC,

9:30 PM Little Princess, The (1939)  

When her father is reported dead in war, his daughter fights harsh conditions at her boarding school.

DirWalter Lang CastShirley Temple , Richard Greene , Anita Louise .

C-93 mins, CC,

11:15 PM I'll Be Seeing You (1944)  

A soldier meets a woman on Christmas furlough from prison and they fall in love.

DirWilliam Dieterle CastGinger Rogers , Joseph Cotten , Shirley Temple .

BW-85 mins, CC,

12:45 AM Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, The (1947)  

A teenage girl's crush on a playboy spells trouble, particularly when he falls for her older sister.

DirIrving Reis CastCary Grant , Myrna Loy , Shirley Temple .

BW-95 mins, CC,

2:30 AM Kiss For Corliss, A (1949)  

A false rumor spreads through a town about the relationship between a teenage girl and an older sophisticated man.

DirRichard Wallace CastShirley Temple , David Niven , Tom Tully .

BW-85 mins,

4:15 AM That Hagen Girl (1947)  

A small-town teenager thinks a lawyer is her illegitimate dad.

DirPeter Godfrey CastRonald Reagan , Shirley Temple , Rory Calhoun .

BW-83 mins, CC,



#34 of 34 OFFLINE   ajabrams

ajabrams

    Second Unit



  • 278 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 15 2009

Posted February 18 2014 - 01:13 AM

i havent seen the movies since i was a little boy.but i still recall lots of little tidbits.i already mentioned the scene about "her father ?".another important type of scene that just came up was in a movie where there was a war going on between a western country and a country from the middle east or africa ?they wore completely different type of clothing than what we would think of as military attire.anyways, shirley gets to talk to both leaders personally, although not at the same time.and of course, she likes both men, and tries her best to get them to come to terms so a bunch of soldiers dont get killed.i dont recall the outcome, but something tells me that she was not successful.of course there are all sorts of cute dancing scenes. but the ones that hang closest to me are the more serious scenes.

That's "Wee Willie Winkie" directed by none other than John Ford.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users