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Shirley Temple - Hollywood Star
Shirley Temple - Hollywood Star

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Shirley Temple (1928-2014) began her film career at the age of three in 1932. Two years later, she achieved international acclaim in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically to showcase her talents. She received a special Academy Award in 1935 for her outstanding contribution to motion pictures during 1934. Film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s.

Now, the most famous child star of all time has been brought to life by R. John Wright in the medium of molded felt. Faithfully based on vintage images of the beloved star at the height of her fame, Shirley Temple-Hollywood Star stands 15 inches tall and is fully jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips with the RJW wooden ball & socket jointing system. She has a realistic molded felt torso and limbs and hands with individually-sewn fingers. The molded felt portrait face has been finely modeled in a true likeness with delicate hand painted features, and the golden wig is styled in the trademark curls of the finest imported mohair.

Extensively researched for the utmost in authenticity, Shirley's meticulously-detailed multi-layer costume is an exact replica of the one she wore to the footprint ceremony at the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 1936. Her iconic outfit includes period underwear made of natural cotton fabrics and a dainty dress of Italian organdy. A coat with matching tam is tailored of custom-dyed robins egg blue felt fully lined with silk. Details include bound buttonholes and covered felt buttons. To top it off is a gorgeous caplet made of authentic ermine fur just like the original! The fur itself comes from Alaska where indigenous native Americans harvest and tan the pelts in a time-honored tradition. The ermine pelts are then sewn into caplets lined with luxurious silk charmeuse at the R. John Wright studios. On Shirley’s feet are white cotton anklets and hand-cobbled replica tap shoes with custom-cast metal taps and tiny buckle closures. In the interests of accuracy and realism, the entire costume is completely removable. No detail has been spared to bring this legendary film personality vividly to life.

This fully licensed R. John Wright Shirley Temple® doll will be produced in an extremely limited edition of just one-hundred numbered pieces worldwide. Each will come enclosed in a deluxe presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration.

Shirley Temple® is a registered trademark of Shirley's World, L.P.

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