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A Special Day for Shirley Temple
Friday, July 2, 2010: A Special Day for Shirley Temple ~ On this day in 1934, Shirley Temple signed a contract with Fox Film Corp., going from $150 a week to $1,000 plus bonuses. She was the most popular child star in Hollywood during the 1930s elevating her to the star status of people like Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, and Clark Gable.
As a young kid, I was OBSESSED with Shirley Temple and started a collection (mirrors, books, photos, dolls, etc.). I even started tap lessons at age 5 and got my hair cut and permed when I was in kindergarten just so I could look like her (although I looked more like a little girl version of Richard Simmons).