The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression
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The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression

Shirley Temple and 1930s America
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ISBN-13:
9780393350616
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
320
Autor:
John F. Kasson
Gewicht:
250 g
Format:
209x139x19 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
"[An] elucidating cultural history of Hollywood's most popular child star . . . a must-read."-Bill Desowitz, USA Today
Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated a spirit of optimism and plucky good cheer. Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements daily; she rivalled Franklin D. Roosevelt and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. For four consecutive years she was the world's box-office champion. John F. Kasson shows how Temple astonished movie veterans, created a new international culture of celebrity and revolutionised the role of children as consumers. Celebrating the prospect of lifting the Depression, tap-dancing across racial boundaries with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, foiling villains and mending the hearts of the deserving, she personified the hopes and dreams of Americans while working virtually every day of her childhood.