Sunday, June 22, 2014

Shirley Temple and Shirley Temple Dolls

Shirley Temple pictured with her namesake dolls.
These particular dolls appear to be 18 inch Ideal Shirley Temple dolls.
The Ideal Doll company held the license to make a doll in the image of Shirley and to sell them.  There have been through the years many companies that have issued Shirley look alike dolls, but because of copyright, these dolls were never  called Shirley or had any reference to the child star.  They used only her likeness.  Shirley was quite a doll collector.  There are a number of pictures of Shirley and her dolls on the web.  If you google, "pictures of Shirley Temple and her dolls". many will appear.  But......
Shirley had another item that she loved as well as her dolls.  It is not as well known, and there are not many pictures, but Shirley loved and collected Teddy Bears.
Following is a picture of Shirley and some of her bears. 

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