Shirley Temple costume collection up for auction

A major collection of costumes belonging to the late Shirley Temple is up for auction at Theriault's in Maryland.

It includes the iconic red polka dress worn by the child star in Stand Up and Cheer (1934), which is offered with an opening bid of $20,000.

Shirley Temple
Temple wore the polka dress in her debut feature Stand Up and Cheer

A dress from Heidi (1937) is also expected to exceed $20,000 at the July 14 sale.

Stuart Holbrook, president of Theriault's, explained: "This is a very, very unique collection.

"Shirley Temple was one of the most iconic figures of 20th century entertainment and for four years running she was the biggest box office star in the world.

"Never before in history have we found a collection from such a figure that consists of so much memorabilia.

"There are 600 pieces in total and many of them are costumes from the majority of all of her major roles from the 1930s onwards. The film studios usually keep the costumes but Shirley Temple was the only star allowed to keep her costumes….

"It was Shirley Temples' wish that this collection be sold so someone else could enjoy and display it. Her family now want to pass these items on to someone who is dedicated to continuing their legacy."

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