Shirley Temple's polka dot dress makes $75,000

Shirley Temple's iconic polka dot dress from Stand Up and Cheer (1934) sold for $75,000 at Theriault's in Kansas City on July 14.

The lot headlined the sale of Temple's personal collection, which included costumes and other memorabilia from across her storied career.

Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple made her movie debut at the age of three

Other pieces included a dress from Baby Take a Bow that made $52,000, while her baby grand Steinway piano sold for $45,000.

Temple appeared in her first film at the age of three, becoming one of the world's best loved child actors.

Theriault's explained in the run-up to the sale: "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.

"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."

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