Course Syllabus

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Media Studies 109: The Life and Films of Shirley Temple

http://www.lovelylivinguniversity.com/group/media-studies-109

 

November 2018

COURSE SYLLABUS

Syllabus in Word Format.doc

 

Introduction: We’ll look at the life of Shirley Temple, re-watch some of her films, and learn about what she did in her later years.

Textbook (optional): Child Star: An Autobiography, by Shirley Temple Black

https://www.amazon.com/Child-Star-Shirley-Temple-Black/dp/0070055327

 

WEEK 1: Baby Burlesks; Discovering Shirley; Shirley’s first roles

 

Readings:

 

Before The Good Ship Lollipop, Shirley Temple Did Baby Burlesks

http://time.com/12851/before-the-good-ship-lollipop-shirley-temple-did-baby-burlesks/

 

Life for Shirley Temple Begins at 4, Not 40 (UPI archives from 1934)

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1934/07/14/Life-for-Shirley-Temple-begins-at-four-not-40/8524961196718/

 

Shirley Temple Began in Short Films

https://www.newsweek.com/shirley-temple-began-short-films-almost-90-years-ago-875986

 

Shirley Temple Biography

http://www.shirleytemple.com/biography.html

Shirley Temple’s Childhood Destroyed by Hollywood

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-560626/Shirley-Temple-superstar-childhood-destroyed-Hollywood.html

 

Shirley Temple Facts

https://www.biography.com/news/shirley-temple-biography-facts

 

Shirley Temple Saved a Studio from Going Under

https://www.newsweek.com/shirley-temple-saved-studio-going-under-876023

 

Videos:

Baby Take a Bow (from Stand Up and Cheer, 1934, 2.5 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFJWmqMzvJU&t=44s

 

Military Man (from “Poor Little Rich Girl”, 1936, 4 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNJIZn37gvg


“On The Good Ship Lollipop” (from “Bright Eyes,” 1934; 3.5 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU3SDuWNTnU

 

Shirley Temple’s Childhood Home (3 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsV1zF3iZbU

 

Shirley Temple’s Sixth Birthday (1 min)

https://archive.org/details/ShirleyTemples6thBirthdayNewsClip

 

Stand Up and Cheer clips (1933; 8 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVJv4K-niTo

 

 

Watch one or two of her popular films from 1932-1939 (The Little Princess, The Little Colonel, Heidi, Poor Little Rich Girl or Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm are recommended)

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dinstant-video&field-keywords=shirley+temple

 

WEEK 2: Shirley Temple’s Depression Era and Wartime Roles

 

Readings:

 

Life Magazine Shirley Temple Cover (1938)

https://www.oldlifemagazines.com/july-11-1938-life-magazine.html

 

How Shirley Temple Helped FDR

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/05/cover-to-cover/359812/

 

Shirley Temple: America’s Little Darling

https://historycooperative.org/americas-favorite-little-darling-the-story-of-shirley-temple/

 

Shirley Temple Magazine Cover Photos

https://www.famousfix.com/topic/shirley-temple/magazines

 

Shirley Temple at the National Portrait Gallery

https://www.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.94.48

 

Shirley Temple Time Magazine Cover (1936)

http://content.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19360427,00.html

 

The Shirley Temple Time Radio Program

http://digitaldeliftp.com/DigitalDeliToo/dd2jb-Shirley-Temple-Time.html

 

 

Videos:

 

Animal Crackers in My Soup (from Curly Top, 1935; 4.5 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNwFXLcrsbc

 

Little Miss Broadway (4 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkhPE6Y2v9s

 

The Little Colonel Tap Dance Scene with Bojangles (1935; 2.5 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtHvetGnOdM

 

Shirley Temple A&E Biography (44 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azPkvLWnd5U

 

Shirley Temple Yodeling in The Blue Bird (1940; 1 min)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxdGBiHn4g

 

You’ve Got to Eat Your Spinach, Baby (from Poor Little Rich Girl, 1936; 3 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcEgWRM0Fk

 

Extra Credit:

Shirley Temple – America’s Little Darling (48 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pcUEmnGX2g

 

Watch one or two of Shirley Temple’s films from 1939-1949

 

WEEK 3: Shirley as a Teenager; Shirley Temple, Wife and Mother; Shirley’s Storybook

 

Readings:

 

Shirley Temple: Dolls, Life and Legacy

https://www.rubylane.com/blog/categories/dolls/celebrating-shirley-temple-dolls-life-legacy/

 

Shirley Temple’s First Onscreen Kiss (Miss Annie Rooney, 1942)

http://time.com/7176/shirley-temples-first-on-screen-kiss/

 

Shirley Temple’s First Husband, John Agar

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1390310/John-Agar.html

 

Shirley Temple, Radio Star

https://www.oldtimeradiodownloads.com/actors/shirley-temple

 

Shirley Temple’s Storybook

https://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/shirley-temples-storybook/204365/

 

The Untold Truth of Shirley Temple

https://www.thelist.com/129652/the-untold-truth-of-shirley-temple/

 

Videos:

 

“Kiss and Tell” (1945) ending

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_4LpYjD4F0

 

Shirley Temple Assassination Attempt 1939

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en32PKsj_eM

 

Shirley Temple Dancing in “Fort Apache”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBC1qA-CpT0

 

Shirley Temple in The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947; 1.5 mins) and film trailer (1.5 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBmeOzSzKoY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suIG0pVI33I

 

Shirley Temple’s Storybook Trailer (1961; 3 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3s6_A09rUk

 

Shirley Temple’s 21st Birthday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hns8bVTOo2w

 

Shirley Temple’s Wedding (1945)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAWDGyO7iYw

 

 

 

 

WEEK 4: Shirley Temple the Ambassador; Shirley Temple’s death and burial

 

Readings:

 

After Retiring from Film in 1950, Shirley Temple Became the US Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-retiring-films-1950-shirley-temple-was-us-ambassador-ghana-and-czechoslovakia-180949713/

 

Appreciation: Shirley Temple, Child Star

https://www.cnn.com/2014/02/11/showbiz/movies/shirley-temple-child-star-appreciation/index.html

 

Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2014/02/11/275190468/shirley-temple-dies-childhood-movie-star-became-diplomat

 

Hollywood Legend Shirley Temple Black Has Died

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/02/hollywood-legend-shirley-temple-black-has-died/357932/

 

How Shirley Temple Went from Movie Star to US Ambassador

https://www.newsweek.com/shirley-temple-went-movie-star-us-ambassador-876073

 

Shirley Temple: Actress, Ambassador, Honorary African Chief

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/02/shirley-temple-actress-ambassador-honorary-african-chief/283749/

 

Shirley Temple: Celebrity or Generic Term?

https://www.nytimes.com/1988/10/28/us/the-law-shirley-temple-celebrity-or-generic-term.html

 

Shirley Temple: The Child Star Who Wasn’t a Cautionary Tale

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/02/shirley-temple-the-child-star-who-wasnt-a-cautionary-tale/283747/

 

Shirley Temple Black’s American Legacy

https://www.dailysignal.com/2014/02/11/__-things-probably-didnt-know-shirley-temple/

 

Shirley Temple Black: A Life in Pictures

https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2014/feb/11/shirley-temple-black--a-life-in-pictures

Shirley Temple Undergoes Surgery (1972)

https://www.nytimes.com/1972/11/07/archives/shirley-temple-undergoes-surgery.html

 

Shirley Temple Obituary

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/shirley-temple-child-star-who-helped-the-us-through-the-depression-and-went-to-on-serve-two-stints-9122305.html

 

Shirley Temple Survived Being Biggest Child Star of All Time with Wit and Grace

https://www.thedailybeast.com/shirley-temple-survived-being-the-biggest-child-star-of-all-time-with-wit-and-grace

 

The Swearing In of Shirley Temple Black as Chief of Protocol (1976)

https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/remarks-the-swearing-shirley-temple-black-chief-protocol-for-the-state-department

 

There Will Never Be Another Shirley Temple

http://time.com/6952/there-will-never-be-another-shirley-temple/

 

 

Videos:

 

Kennedy Center Honors Shirley Temple

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BMDq_aOg7E

 

Shirley Temple Black Speaks About SAG Lifetime Achievement Award (2006; 1 min)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5aKgxDfFJs

 

Shirley Temple Sings Auld Lang Syne in Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmMucZYWz9k

 

Extra Credit:

Collectors Still Savor Shirley Temple Black Memorabilia

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/arts/design/collectors-still-savor-shirley-temple-black-memorabilia.html

 

Inside the Shirley Temple: How the Mocktail Got Its Name

http://time.com/6659/shirley-temple-drink/

 

Shirley Temple Black on Larry King (1988; 30 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_KacEMBJg0

 

Shirley Temple Still a Star at 60 (UPI/1988)

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1988/10/25/Shirley-Temple-still-a-star-at-60/2718593755200/

Town Meeting with Shirley Temple Black (1988; 45 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrK3Ax6lEc4

 

 END OF COURSE

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