A brief look at each of Shirley Temple’s five major feature film appearances during her breakthrough year of 1934: Stand Up and Cheer!, Little Miss Marker, Baby Take a Bow, Now and Forever and Bright Eyes.
Shirley Temple in 1934, Part 1: Tracking the Rise
Tracking Shirley Temple’s 1934 rise to prominence through five feature film appearances and newspapers from around the world. Pinpointing when the public discovered her and tracing her subsequent rise to superstardom through her appearances in the press.
Freddie Bartholomew Complete Biography of the 1930’s MGM Child Star
The most complete Freddie Bartholomew biography in existence. Now a single entry, over 10,000 words with bibliography about MGM’s popular child star of the 1930’s. What happened to the star of David Copperfield, Little Lord Fauntleroy and Captains Courageous after he grew up? It’s all here.
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) Starring Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney
A somewhat bizarre gem released by MGM in 1936 The Devil Is a Sissy features Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper and Mickey Rooney hitting their teens and finding trouble on the East Side.
Edith Fellows – A Couple of Collectibles Featuring the Late Child Star
A pair of vintage images featuring the late Edith Fellows, 1923-2011. Also mention of a book interview with Fellows and pointing to the online obituary where I learned of her passing.
Remembering Jackie Cooper, 1922-2011, with Peck’s Bad Boy (1934)
Remembering Jackie Cooper, who died today at age 88. His career and legacy, plus a look at 1934’s Peck’s Bad Boy starring Cooper with Thomas Meighan.
Baby Marie Osborne, 1911-2010
A quick note on the passing of silent child star Baby Marie Osborne with links to original reportage and a pair of vintage images from the 1910’s.
Bonita Granville Bullet Bio
Biographical information about Bonita Granville, Oscar nominated child star of These Three and later Nancy Drew on screen. Also personal observations of Granville’s appearances opposite Mickey Rooney in two Hardy series entries.
Madge Evans – Typical American Girl is No Typical Classic Movie Star
A brief biography of silent child star and adult star of 1930’s talkies Madge Evans, who appeared in Dinner at Eight and David Copperfield. Heavily illustrated with vintage movie cards and collectibles.