Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Temple Tuesdays: Rumpelstiltskin 1958

This set of images from 1958 shows Shirley Temple Black behind the scenes of her television anthology series "Shirley Temple's Storybook." The episode being filmed was "Rumpelstiltskin," starring Jonathan Harris (aka Dr. Smith from "Lost in Space"), John Raitt, Kurt Kasznar, and Celia Lovsky. A detailed shot of the monitor; I believe Kasznar is at the center of the image:

As narrator of the show, Shirley did not act in this episode, which is why she was able to oversee the filming from a TV monitor:

Another detailed view of the monitor:

Smoking was not something Shirley did very much in public, preferring to keep the nasty habit private.

Shirley does seem intrigued by the show:

Airing on February 2, 1958, "Rumpelstiltskin" was the second episode of the series.

More 1950s Shirley Temple photos at my main website.

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