They called her "Little Miss Miracle." With the wink of an
eye and a dimpled grin, Shirley Jane Temple brightened smiles,
melted hearts, and set toes a-tappin’. Born the year before the
Great Depression, indescribably adorable Shirley was just what the
world needed to lift itself out of the doldrums. She was, said Irvin
S. Cobb in presenting Shirley a special Oscar in l935, "the
world’s greatest gift of joy and happiness."
Lifelong fan and renowned collector Loraine Burdick has compiled
this treasure chest of memories of the irresistible youngster with
the fifty-two perfect curls. Featuring never-before-published
photos, glorious color portraits, and rare publicity pieces, The
Shirley Temple Scrapbook takes us into Loraine’s very own
magical place dubbed "Shirleyland."
The Scrapbook chronicles Shirley’s stellar career, from
her start in the Baby Burlesks to her standout performances in such
films as Bright Eyes and Captain January. We become
privy to how Shirley became the first toddler to promote the film
industry; why her hand-holding song-and-dance routine with Bill
"Bojangles" Robinson in The Little Colonel was
considered so controversial; and what made her shine among Hollywood
legends Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Rudy Vallee,
Gary Cooper, and Carole Lombard--to name just a few!
Loraine Burdick’s valentine to Shirley Temple invites us
to relive, or perhaps discover for the first time, some of the
most glorious films of the twentieth century, sneak a peak at the
styles of the day, and get a realistic view of Shirley’s personal
and professional thrills and disappointments on the road to fame.
Complete with plot summaries, cast lists, and hard-to-find tidbits, The
Shirley Temple Scrapbook is a must-have book of love that
captures the magnanimous spirit of a celebrated personality who
enraptured us all.
The Shirley Temple
"This thick hardcover book will
please both Shirley fans/collectors as well as those who know her
only from videos and her films. . . .There's so much careful detail,
so many sidelights from vintage sources that it paints a verbal and
visual picture of both Shirley the legend and Shirley the diverse
human being. The photos and material cover Shirley from babyhood to
the present day, with many rare and unusual images from Loraine's
collections. . . .The only problem? It's so fascinating, you'll wish
there was more!"
—Rita Dubas, Shirley Temple
Loraine Burdick began collecting Shirley
Temple memorabilia when she was a youngster in Seattle, Washington,
and today her collection is one of the most extensive in the world.
She is the author of thirty books including Shirley Dolls and
Related Delights, Folio of Shirley’s Dolls, Shirley’s
Christmas Toys, Shirley’s Doll’s, Shirley’s Toys,
and an earlier version of The
Shirley Temple Scrapbook.
Ms. Burdick has contributed
photographs, feature articles, stories, and poems to such magazines
as American Collector, Parents’ Magazine, Jack
and Jill, Antique Trader, and West Coast Peddler.
Since 1966, she has written and published Celebrity Doll Journal,
a reference for collectors of paper items, toys, dolls, books,
films, and related items.
As a young woman, Burdick spent six
years with Presbyterian missions in Alaska and taught first grade in
the village of Angoon. When not writing or collecting, she somehow
finds time to volunteer at a local nursing home in her native
Washington, as well as sing in the church choir, play piano, and
participate in the Wednesday jamboree.