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13 May 2012 @ 12:55 pm
Shirley Temple  

Baby Shirley, born 1928.

I think this is from 'War Babies', 1932.

Two more from the 30s:

From the 40s:


I love this picture. So gorgeous!







In 1990:




She looks great and exactly the same!
It's very difficult to find photos after 2008. Anyone is welcome to shout out any other recent photos they may have.

When I was growing up, Shirley was an ambassador. Here is the Wikipedia blurb about her political career:

Following her venture into television, Temple became active in the Republican Party in California, where, in 1967, she ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in a special election to fill a vacant seat. She ran as a conservative and lost to liberal Republican Pete McCloskey, a staunch opponent of the Vietnam War.

She was appointed Representative to the 24th United Nations General Assembly by President Richard M. Nixon (September – December 1969), and was appointed United States Ambassador to Ghana (December 6, 1974 – July 13, 1976) by President Gerald R. Ford. She was appointed first female Chief of Protocol of the United States (July 1, 1976 – January 21, 1977), and was in charge of arrangements for President Jimmy Carter's inauguration and inaugural ball. She served as the United States Ambassador to Czechoslovakia (August 23, 1989 – July 12, 1992), having been appointed by President George H. W. Bush

Here is a mishmash of sorts of her film history, about her fight against breast cancer, and her political career.
For a great site for photos, check out this place.

Emilyxemcats on May 13th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
So beautiful and what a great career!
Mèlísså: Belle OUATkindofstillness on May 13th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
The GIF made me giggle the first moment I saw it :3

I LOVE Shirley, she is so well put together and it's sobering to see a child star grow up with a solid head on their shoulders!
Franny Wentzel: Frannykam Ikonfrannywentzel on May 13th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
One of the few people you can say "Surely, you can't be serious" without them telling you they are serious and don't call them Shirley.
squid_inksquid_ink on May 14th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
that's one classy woman. Bravo!
Jamie: shirley ; curlshermionesparkle on May 14th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Love her! Great post. :D
Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?inhaltslos on May 14th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Raindrops keep falling on my head...estrange on May 14th, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
She looks good!
she-snailie: she-snailieshe_snailie on May 15th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
_@_v - zero mostel proves that boys will ever be boys...

Where Are We Going & Why Am I In This Handbasket?inhaltslos on May 15th, 2012 10:25 am (UTC)
Franny Wentzel: Princess Franny!frannywentzel on May 15th, 2012 06:43 am (UTC)
The Beatles meet Shirley Temple and her daughter Lori who would later play bass with The Melvins...