Synopses & Reviews
The Complete Guide to Shirley Temple Dolls and Collectibles is the most accurate and informative book on Shirley Temple memorabilia ever produced. Featuring gorgeous color photographs, detailed descriptions, and current values, the book covers more than 1,000 Shirley Temple items. Separated into easy-to-read sections, this guide has something for every Shirley Temple fan. The composition section identifies every known Ideal Shirley Temple doll outfit made in the 1930s, foreign Shirley Temple dolls, and look-a-likes. A complete listing of dolls and outfits spanning the 1950s through the present can be found in the vinyl and porcelain sections. The chapter on paper products includes paper dolls, books, activity sets, sheet music, movie posters, lobby cards, trading cards, and even cigar bands. The large assortment of chil-dren's dresses, purses, hats, hair bows, and jewelry available throughout the 1930s, 1950s, and 1980s is presented in the clothing and accessories section. Interesting facts about the history behind the dolls and collectibles is also provided, and differences between original and reproduction memorabilia are discussed. Tips are offered for making dolls look their best, and a unique chapter on the importance of Shirley Temple to different generations of fans rounds out the book.