SHIRLEY TEMPLE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/12/1972 - HFSID 131752
SHIRLEY TEMPLE Shirley Temple sends a typed letter of regret that she will not be able to accept the speaking engagement. Type d Letter Signed: "Shirley Temple Black", 1p, 7¼x10½. Washington, D.C., 1973 December 12. On her personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. Doug Voegler.
Sale Price $342.00
Shirley Temple sends a typed letter of regret that she will not be able to accept the speaking engagement.
Type d Letter Signed: "Shirley Temple Black", 1p, 7¼x10½. Washington, D.C., 1973 December 12. On her personal imprinted letterhead to Mr. Doug Voegler. In full: "Thank you for the kind invitation to speak, received on my return from Washington for the holiday. For some time I have followed a policy of reserving my future availability for primary responsibilities of my job. Therefor, (sic) I cannot accept your invitation, much as it would please me to do so. Please accept my kindest wishes for success, and sincere thanks for inviting me to participate. Very truly yours". The most popular child actress in history, Shirley Temple (1928-2014) had a succession of hit films in the late 1930s, including Stand Up and Cheer, Bright Eyes, Curly Top, Dimples and Heidi as well as The Littlest Rebel. The child actress, known for her cute curls and adorable dimples, earned a special Academy Award in 1934 "in grateful recognition to her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment". Moderately successful as a teenage star in Miss Annie Rooney (1942) and Since You Went Away (1944), Temple saw her acting career decline thereafter, probably because the public preferred to remember her as an adorable child. She later hosted two TV series, The Shirley Temple Storybook and Shirley Temple Show (1958-1960). After running unsuccessfully for Congress, Shirley Temple Black (she was married to her second husband, businessman Charles Black from 1950 until his death in 2005), enjoyed a second successful career as a diplomat in the 1970s, serving as a U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, as well as Chief of Protocol at the State Department. Temple, who was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1998, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2006. Four light tape remnants on verso show through, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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