Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Temple Tuesday: Turkey and Shirley

This post would have been more timely a few months ago, but unfortunately this vintage shot wasn't part of my collection until recently. So get out the turkey and stuffing and pretend it's Thanksgiving again! From the vintage publicity blurb:


Former child film star Shirley Temple and her children ride a float in the Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Nov. 26. They're shown in vicinity of Times Square as the float travelled the two-mile route of the parade. A police-estimated million men, women and children lined the route.

Note Shirley's daughter Linda Susan clutching her 3' tall Shirley Temple vinyl Ideal Playpal doll. These had just been released to coincide with Shirley's TV show, "Shirley Temple's Storybook." How many kids get to play with a doll patterned after their mom? These dolls today can fetch well over $1000.

Here's a previously posted shot of Shirley and kids at the New York City airport from the same trip. Once again, the Shirley doll is front and center for the cameras. Shirley was a savvy business woman!

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Patrick Devlin said...

Nice shots, Dave. Thanks.

The doll bears a passing resemblance to the doll in the former lobby of the Hollywood Tower Hotel in DCA, but that might just be my increasingly fuzzy memory. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

The doll is every bit as beautiful in real life as it is pictured here. I will treasure it forever. AO

Dave DeCaro said...

Patrick - The one in the Hollywood Tower Hotel was probably about half the size of the vinyl one in today's blog. Same subject....different doll. The one in these photos is made of vinyl; the one in the Tower was made of composition. Fuzzy is ok....I'm there as well!

Patrick Devlin said...

Hey, thanks for the update Dave.

Chuck said...

Dave, what year were these shot?

Dave DeCaro said...

Hi Chuck - In November 1959.

Chuck said...

Thanks, Dave!