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The Resource The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America, John F. Kasson

The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America, John F. Kasson

Label
The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America
Title
The little girl who fought the Great Depression
Title remainder
Shirley Temple and 1930s America
Statement of responsibility
John F. Kasson
Title variation
Shirley Temple and 1930s America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. Her portrait brightened the homes of countless admirers: from a black laborer's cabin in South Carolina to young Andy Warhol's house in Pittsburgh to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's recreation room in Washington, DC, to gangster Bumpy Johnson's Harlem apartment. A few years later her smile cheered the secret bedchamber of Anne Frank in Amsterdam. For four consecutive years Shirley Temple was the world's box-office champion, a record never equaled. By early 1935 her mail was reported as four thousand letters a week, and hers was the second-most popular girl's name in the country. What distinguished Shirley Temple from every other Hollywood star of the period and everyone since was how brilliantly she shone. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions and shaped their collective character for generations to come. Cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how the most famous, adored, imitated, and commodified child in the world astonished movie goers, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized the role of children as consumers. Tap-dancing across racial boundaries with Bill Bojangles Robinson, foiling villains, and mending the hearts and troubles of the deserving, Shirley Temple personified the hopes and dreams of Americans. To do so, she worked virtually every day of her childhood, transforming her own family as well as the lives of her fans
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kasson, John F.
Dewey number
  • 791.43028092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Temple, Shirley
  • Temple, Shirley
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Child actors
  • Child celebrities
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • Depressions
  • United States
  • United States
  • Large type books
Label
The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America, John F. Kasson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Gale Cengage Learning."
  • Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-477)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Smile like Roosevelt -- Such a happy little face! -- Dancing along the color line -- The most adored child in the world -- Keeping Shirley's star aloft -- What's a private life? -- Epilogue: Shirley visits another president
Control code
ocn870292693
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
481 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410469120
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781410469120
Label
The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America, John F. Kasson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Gale Cengage Learning."
  • Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-477)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Smile like Roosevelt -- Such a happy little face! -- Dancing along the color line -- The most adored child in the world -- Keeping Shirley's star aloft -- What's a private life? -- Epilogue: Shirley visits another president
Control code
ocn870292693
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
481 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410469120
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781410469120

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