The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America by John F. Kasson
Publisher:Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Product dimensions:5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)
Overview: “[An] explaining social history of Hollywood’s most mainstream tyke star . . . an absolute necessity read.”—Bill Desowitz, USA Today
Her picture showed up in periodicals and ads about twenty times day by day; she matched FDR and Edward VIII as the most captured individual on the planet. Her representation lit up the homes of innumerable admirers: from a dark worker’s lodge in South Carolina and youthful Andy Warhol’s home in Pittsburgh to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s diversion room in Washington, DC, and criminal “Uneven” Johnson’s Harlem loft. A couple of years after the fact her grin cheered the mystery bedchamber of Anne Frank in Amsterdam as youthful Anne avoided the Nazis.