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Shirley Temple: Santa Monica’s Biggest Little Star Exhibit


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Shirley Temple came home to the Santa Monica History Museum!



The Santa Monica History Museum was excited to showcase an extensive Shirley Temple exhibit from Saturday, April 16th until Friday, July 1st at the Santa Monica History Museum.

The exhibit, Shirley Temple: Santa Monica’s Biggest Little Star, featured original movie costumes and posters, dolls, personal clothing, photos, correspondence, memorabilia, and much more!

Shirley Temple was born in Santa Monica on April 23, 1928. Her abundant talents as a singer, dancer, and actress made her a quick success in Hollywood. Once named “Little Miss Miracle” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for her ability to bring joy to the lives of millions, her films have been said to uplift the spirits of a nation in the midst of the Great Depression. Shirley Temple: Santa Monica’s Biggest Little Star was an exquisite tribute to her career and legacy.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Stand Up and Cheer

Debbie Pillard

Brittany Pillard Dietzler of The Cashmere Gypsy



Baby Take a Bow

National Bank of California

Jean McNeil Wyner and Norton Wyner


Special Thanks To


for sponsoring the catering at the opening reception and exhibit premiere


for providing ride tickets to be given to guests of this exhibit





Chuck and Nancy Kearsley

Bob Gabriel Insurance

Shirley's Army


The Little Colonel

Mr. Thomas Chatham

Jane Gilliam

The Gruchow Family

Patton’s Pharmacy

JoAnn Petersen

Shirley Hoffman Peterson

Richard Schneidmiller

Questions? Please contact Kathryn Evans at (310) 395-2290 or [email protected]