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  1. There’s one I’ve never seen that is on my must see list — “Now and Forever” starring Gary Cooper and Carol Lombard. Miss Temple adored Gary Cooper, and in 1934 I don’t imagine that was unusual ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. This is so wrong on so many levels….. What was Zanuck thinking? NO I don’t want to know.

    When I was a kid there was the Shirley Temple Theater on T.V. and I watched it every Saturday afternoon with great ardor and affection for Miss Temple… and I knew we were kindred spirits. Then one day I Mom told me that Shirley was NOT a kid like me but the same age as she was! That was my first lesson in the magic of movies …the only thing like it in nature is when tree sap over runs an insect and then turns to amber. I was so upset by this revelation that I climbed the elm tree behind the house and refused to come down all day. Not even the temptation of dill pickle and peanut butter sandwich could budge me. I sat up there shedding angry tears off and on just so pissed that my best ever movie star best friend was a fake. I only came down at dinnertime when mom said that “Monkey Business” was going to be on the Million Dollar Movie that night. I knew Marilyn Monroe was a grownup and that she would be my new best movie star best friend from now on, and that she would never lie to me….or go away.

  3. George Kaplan

    Does this have something to do with the 50 Shades of Grey post?! What? That’s not in poor taste, is it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I understand that young Miss Temple had a whole battalion of flunkies she used to ride around on in Old Hollywood (to the set, to the store, to school. She called them her “Horsey Men”, you don’t want to know what they called HER… Simply shocking!). I wonder if she continued to do so as a grown woman. *coughs* Only Mrs Temple Black knows and she’s not telling!

    • Maรฎtresse? No wait, that was a film by Barbet Schroeder… In the 1990s there were some people (and I imagine they still exist) who got their kicks dressed up like teddy bears, and the like. I think they referred to themselves as furbies, all I can say is (as a person who knows people who have acted in gorilla suits and more) they must have been damn uncomfortable and prone to fainting – and not from excitement.

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