LITTLE GIRL WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT DEPRESS

By: JOHN F. KASSON

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Her image appeared in periodicals and advertisements roughly twenty times daily; she rivaled FDR and Edward VIII as the most photographed person in the world. For four consecutive years she was the world's box-office champion. Amid the deprivation and despair of the Great Depression, Shirley Temple radiated a spirit of optimism and plucky good cheer that lifted the spirits of millions--and shaped their collective character for generations to come.

Distinguished cultural historian John F. Kasson shows how, as the most famous, adored, imitated, and commodified child in the world, Shirley Temple astonished movie veterans, created a new international culture of celebrity, and revolutionized 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 and troubles of the deserving, she personified the hopes and dreams of Americans while working virtually every day of her childhood.

Title: LITTLE GIRL WHO FOUGHT THE GREAT DEPRESS

Author Name: JOHN F. KASSON

Categories: BIOGRAPHY SHOWBIZ,

Publisher: NORTON, W.W. & COMPANY, INC.:

ISBN Number: 0393240797

ISBN Number 13: 9780393240795

Binding: HARDCOVER W/JACKET

Book Condition: NEW CONDITION

Seller ID: IM119092

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