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9780393240795

The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America

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Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity and revolutionized the role of children as consumers.

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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda 92 Temple, Shirley (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52114300138241
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Gorham Free Library B TEMPLE (Text)
Adult Biography
52119300082307
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Lima Public Library 791.43 KAS (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52139309168907
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Lyons Public Library 920 TEMPLE (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52141300368460
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Marion Public Library BIO TEMPLE (Text)
Biographies
52122100221760
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Victor Farmington Library BIO TEM (Text)
Adult Biography
52128300633175
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Warsaw Public Library 921 TEMPLE (Text)
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52151300229646
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393240795 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 0393240797 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: 308 pages : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Smile like Roosevelt -- Such a happy little face! -- Dancing along the color line -- The most adored child in the world -- Keeping Shirley's star aloft -- What's a private life? -- Epilogue : Shirley visits another president.
Summary, etc.:
Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity and revolutionized the role of children as consumers.
Subject: Temple, Shirley, 1928-2014.
Child actors > United States > Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Popular culture > United States > History > 20th century.
Depressions > 1929 > United States.
United States > Civilization > 1918-1945.
United States > Intellectual life > 20th century.
United States > History > 1919-1933.
United States > History > 1933-1945.
Genre: NonFiction
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