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  • Shirley Temple costume lot to cross the block
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    Paul Fraser
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Shirley Temple costume lot to cross the block

A single lot of 57 costumes worn by child star Shirley Temple over the course of her career is to cross the block at Nate D Sanders.

The collection, which carries a starting bid of $500,000, will headline a sale that closes on August 27.

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Shirley Temple was the biggest name in movies during the 1930s

In addition to classic dresses from some of her most loved films, including Heidi and Poor Little Rich Girl, the collection will also feature examples from before she hit the big time.

These include outfits worn in various "one-reelers" shot in 1932-1933, including a blue cotton dress from Pie Covered Wagon.  

Temple's iconic polka dot dress from Stand Up and Cheer sold for $75,000 in an auction of the star's estate last month.

A set of 10 original scripts from Temple's own personal collection is also on offer, with a minimum bid of $60,000.

Each of the scripts is bound in white leather, with Temple's name on the spine, and originate from her best known movies.

They include Baby Take a Bow and The Little Colonel.

Shirley Temple (1928-2014) was a hugely successful child actor, who starred in a string of popular films during the 1930s.

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    Paul Fraser
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