SOLD OUT EDITION! SHIRLEY TEMPLE® - PREMIERE EDITION


R. John Wright Presents: Shirley Temple - R. John Wright, Bennington, VT

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e are excited to announce "Shirley Temple"® - as the newest addition to our exciting group of dolls based on the classic Stars of Old Hollywood!

Shirley Temple (1928-2014) began her film career at the age of three in 1932. Two years later, she achieved international acclaim in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically to showcase her talents. She received a special Academy Award in 1935 for her outstanding contribution to motion pictures during 1934. Film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s.

Now, the most famous child star of all time has been brought to life by R. John Wright in the medium of molded felt. Faithfully based on vintage images of the beloved star at the height of her fame, Shirley Temple stands 15 inches tall and is fully jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips with the RJW wooden ball & socket jointing system. She has a realistic molded felt torso and limbs and hands with individually-sewn fingers. The molded felt portrait face has been finely modeled in a true likeness with delicate hand painted features, and the wig is styled in the trademark curls of the finest imported mohair.

Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple original dress circa 1934 - Photo courtesy of Theriault's

Extensively researched for the utmost in authenticity, Shirley's meticulously-detailed costume includes period underwear made of natural cotton fabrics. Her iconic "Sailboat" dress (shown above) is tailored of the finest cotton poplin with an appliqued sailboat motif embellished with hand-embroidery. On her feet are dainty white socks and hand-cobbled replica leather shoes with tiny buckle closures. In the interests of accuracy and realism, the entire costume is completely removable. No detail has been spared to bring this legendary film personality vividly to life.

This Premiere R. John Wright Shirley Temple® doll will be produced in an extremely limited edition of just 150 numbered pieces worldwide. Each will come enclosed in a deluxe presentation box with the accompanying signed and numbered certificate of authenticity and the forms for owner registration. Shirley Temple® is only available through all RJW AUTHORIZED RETAILERS. The following 3 retailers are highly recommended:

THE TOY SHOPPE

FLORENCE & GEORGE

HAPPILY EVER AFTER


ESTIMATED AVAILABILITY: Shirley's Birthday - April 23rd

Shirley Temple® is a registered trademark of Shirley's World, L.P.