31 March 2015

Love, Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple, America's sweetheart and Hollywood's biggest box-office star from 1935 to 1938, worked together with sound mixer Shelby Chapman on four of her films. Here is a note Shirley wrote to Chapman when he was in hospital. Dated probably around 1935 when Shirley was at the height of her popularity, it reads:

Both images courtesy of heritage auctions

dear Mr. Chapman

I am sorry that you got hurt.
I hope you will be well for my next picture,

Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple 'signing' her first film contract in 1932 at age three.

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