Tuesday, February 11, 2014

RIP Shirley Temple Black (1928–2014)

Shirley Temple Black (1928–2014) RIP.  You gave us great joy with your wonderful films.  A few were lensed in Chatsworth:

Wee Willie Winkie (1937) - Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith (Iverson Ranch) 20th Century Fox

Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) - Eddie Cantor, Tony Martin, Roland Young - 20th Century Fox

I'll be Seeing You (1944) - Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple (Chatsworth) Dore Schary Prod.

Fort Apache (1948) - John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple and Pedro Armendáriz (Corriganville) RKO

The Story of Seabiscuit (1949) Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald, Lon McCallister, Rosemary DeCamp (Marwyck) Warner Bros.

She was an American icon that went from a child star during the 1930s to a US Ambassador in the 1960s.  FDR once said of the Depression-era cutie, "As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right." 

One of my all-time favorite Shirley Temple films is John Ford's "Wee Willie Winkie" (1937) which was filmed at the Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth.

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