The name Shirley Temple is synonymous with Hollywood child star. Born in Santa Monica, California, on April 23, 1928, Temple made her motion picture debut as Girl in Kid's Last Stand (1932). In time, Temple became the biggest child star in Hollywood, appearing in such classics as Little Miss Marker (1934), The Little Colonel (1935), Dimples (1936) and Wee Willie Winkie (1937). Here are ten valuable Shirley Temple movie posters and collectibles that are sure to please Shirley fans and collectors. "Baby take a bow..."
Shirley Temple Autographed Photo
A 1930s 8x10 black-and-white photo signed by the child actress during her prime – "Love Shirley Temple" – sold at auction for $478.
Shirley Temple signed still $478
Shirley Temple Merry Christmas Poster
A 1934 Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year one sheet poster (28x42-inches) featuring Shirley Temple in rolled very fine condition brought $956 at auction.
Shirley Temple 1934 Christmas poster $956
The Littlest Rebel (1935) Midget Window Card
Shirley Temple played Virgie Cary in The Littlest Rebel (1935). A midget window card (8x14-inches) in fine/very fine condition brought $131.45 at auction.
Captain January (1936) Swedish One Sheet Movie Poster
Shirley Temple appears as Star in Captain January (1936). A Swedish one sheet movie poster (27x39-inches) in rolled very fine condition sold at auction for $388.38.
Captain January Swedish poster $388.38
Wee Willie Winkie (1937) Lobby Card Set
Shirley Temple stars as Priscilla Williams in Wee Willie Winkie (1937). A complete set of eight lobby cards (11x14-inches) in fine/very fine condition brought $478 at auction. These cards were displayed in movie theater lobbies.
Wee Willie Winkie lobby card set $478
Bright Eyes (1934) One Sheet Movie Poster
Shirley Temple plays Shirley Blake in the cinematic charmer Bright Eyes (1934). A style B one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine condition sold at auction for $4,780.
Bright Eyes style B one sheet poster $4,780
Curly Top (1935) Jumbo Lobby Card
Shirley Temple plays Elizabeth Blair in Curly Top (1935). A jumbo lobby card (14x17-inches) in very fine- condition brought a top bid of $155.35 at auction.
Dimples (1936) Title Lobby Card
Shirley Temple appears as Dimples Appleby in Dimples (1936). A title lobby card (11x14-inches) in near mint- condition sold at auction for $358.50.
Dimples title card $358.50
Heidi (1937) Style A One Sheet Movie Poster
Shirley Temple has the title role in Heidi (1937) opposite Jean Hersholt. A style A one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in fine/very fine condition brought $4,182.50 at auction.
Shirley Temple Drawing and Coloring Book
Saalfied produced the Shirley Temple Drawing and Coloring Book #1724 in 1936. One example in very good condition sold at auction for a reasonable $20.
Shirley Temple 1936 Drawing and Coloring Book $20
Shirley Temple Movie Poster & Collectibles Credits
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
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