Shirley Temple’s Keepsakes Going On Tour, From Her Dolls To Her Baby Grand

Most of us grew up with Shirley Temple, her adorable dimples and golden curls. Of course, the little girl grew up and now, the keepsakes from her storied movie career are going on a nationwide museum tour.

The tour will begin in Rochester, New York of all places, at the Strong Museum with “The Personal Childhood Collection of Shirley Temple” exhibit on April 30th, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Strong, the exhibit will mostly focus on her 1930’s film career and early life. After the Strong, the exhibit will then travel all over the country before the items are put up for auction in July in Kansas City, Missouri.

So which of Shirley Temple’s keepsakes could you own? There’s the baby grand piano and child-sized race car from Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, her own autograph collection and her movie costumes, doll collection and gifts given to her by actors and artists when she was a child, from 1928 to 1941.

During her brief career, Temple appeared in countless films. In honor of this historic offering of her personal and professional favorites, here’s a sampling of the best:

The Little Colonel
Shirley stars in this film with Bojangles himself – and it features the most famous scene of her career: The tap dance routine on a staircase. In the film, Temple plays the granddaughter of Colonel Lloyd during the Civil War.

A Little Princess
Shirley is an orphan in this film and a miserable boarding school student, who is swept off her feet when her lost father returns from war.

Poor Little Rich Girl
As the title suggests, Temple plays a rich girl gone to rags and living on the street. There she is adopted by a couple who perform on vaudeville.

Wee Willie Winkie
This was one of Temple’s favorites. In it, she travels to Northern India with her grandfather, a British Army Colonel.

[Photo Courtesy Hulton Archive/Getty Images]

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