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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

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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
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John F. Kasson
Title variation
Shirley Temple and 1930s America
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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 FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's recreation room in Washington, DC. 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. 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. Distinguished 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. To do so, she worked virtually every day of her childhood, transforming her own family as well as the lives of her fans.--From publisher description
  • Discusses the optimism and good cheer that surrounded the young, Depression-era box office star whose singing, acting, and charming smile helped revive the American spirit during the 1930s and for many decades after
Summary
When Franklin D. Roosevelt moved into the White House in 1933, he was determined to restore Americans' spirits and the American economy, but he needed resources besides social and economic measures to restore consumer confidence. Cue the entrance of Hollywood child star Shirley Temple, with her irresistible smile and engaging talents. In this fascinating book, cultural historian John Kasson shows how her 1930s films raised spirits, incidentally leading Americans to spend millions on movie tickets and memorabilia. Her partnership with co-star Bill "Bojangles" Robinson also gave hope to African Americans while significantly breaking a racial barrier. The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression presents an absorbing study of cultural history. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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Biography type
individual biography
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10304626
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.430280924
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Shirley Temple and 1930s America
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The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America, John F. Kasson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780393240795
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013049983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20140514-078
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869365388
  • (OCoLC)869365388
  • 315034
Label
The little girl who fought the Great Depression : Shirley Temple and 1930s America, John F. Kasson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780393240795
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013049983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20140514-078
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869365388
  • (OCoLC)869365388
  • 315034

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