Affectionate Letter from Shirley Temple Black to Alfred Eisenstaedt

Autograph Letter Signed to Alfred Eisenstaedt, Woodside, CA, June 1965.

Price: $400.00

About the item

Pen and ink on paper. 7-1/4 x 6-1/4 inches. Affectionate Letter from Shirley Temple Black to Alfred Eisenstaedt. Fine.

Item #40534

By the time she was six she had made 20 films. FDR stated, "As long as our country has Shirley Temple we will be all right". At age seven, her films had saved 20th-Century Fox from bankruptcy, and she had become one of the most famous figures in the world. She retired as a child actress in 1940 after making 'The Blue Bird', her 44th film. She was 12 years old. Escaping the usual dismal adulthood of child stars, she married Charles Black and embarked on a career of public service; among her presidential appointments were US Representative to the UN, Ambassador to Ghana, first White House Chief of Protocol, foreign affairs officer for the State Department, and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. Her best-selling autobiography was published in 1988. She writes affectionately to Alfred Eisenstaedt, who had photographed her as a child, "It was indeed an honor to have you photograph me and my daughter, Sue--not to mention my thirteen year old son, and "Beatle", eleven year old girl! (My husband has escaped you pretty well, so far)." "You and I have grown up together over the years, and you have not changed a bit."