Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Temple Tuesday: Three Lovely Lasses

This image from 1944 shows Shirley Temple sandwiched between her stand-in and friend, Mary Lou Isleib, and Marybelle Currie, who subbed for Mary Lou when she attended school. How do I know this? Thanks to Shirley Temple expert SUPREME, Rita Dubas, who graciously sent me this article:

The lovely trio are on the Goldwyn Studio lot for “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Producer David O Selznick used Goldwyn for its sound facilities. Check out the vintage recording unit bus behind them.

Built in 1925, Stage 2 no longer exists; it was demolished when Grant Tinker (of Mary Tyler Moore fame) remodeled the studio.

Rita also graciously sent this additional shot of the trio, sitting in the bedroom set of Shirley’s character in the film. Note the photo of actress Vivien Leigh on the wall next to Mary Lou:

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Stefano said...

Speaking of subbing and Mary Lou... Ms. Isleib was a substitute teacher at Kentwood Elementary School in Los Angeles back in the 1970s. I remember the days she subbed, as the whole class knew she had been Temple's stand-in and there were already some pre-adolescent film buffs around. Mary Lou looked very similar to the pictures I've seen of Shirley in her mid to late 40s.

Daveland said...

Hi Stefano - What great info! Were you a student in the class?

Stefano said...

Oh yes, and I can picture her now, in a poncho with her hair upswept. All my classmates liked to have her as substitute, she was very pleasant. Dave, one of the best things about your blog is the many memories that can be revived!