Hot off the press is the new "The Complete Guide to Shirley Temple Dolls and Collectibles" by Tonya Bervaldi-Camaratta (Collector Books), which is loaded with information about Shirley and the worldwide merchandising deluge created around her. It contains colorful illustrations of hundreds and hundreds of dolls, doll clothing and accessories, trunks and memorabilia, each of them priced, plus such extras as close-ups of doll markings, ads, patents, dress patterns, posters, publicity stills and photos. At the height of her fame, polls showed that Shirley was more recognizable than the president of the United States, not so surprising since in 1934 alone she made 12 features.
Also of interest in the book are process pictures demonstrating the construction of the dolls and their care and repair, and the author is particularly strong in demonstrating the scope of international material.
;D Tonya,your reference book is the best on the market!!!!!! I always need to look information on restoring the dolls and the numerous costumes and daily wear pictures have helped me considerably. I love this book!!!!!!