Dress Worn by Shirley Temple in the Film "Stowaway" and For Various Publicity Photographs

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Of midnight-blue silk crepe, with unusual inset coral silk-crepe box pleats extending down the center front and edged by diamond-shaped border, collar and cuffs; then decorated with self-covered buttons and matching back belt. The dress is constructed to appear as though sedate, yet the extended width of the box pleats at the front and the hidden pleats at the side allow twirly, fluid movement. Included with the dress are several publicity photographs in which Shirley is wearing this dress, including Shirley with artist Costa (see # 42, this book), Shirley with "Bright Eyes" choreographer Sammy Lee, and Shirley with Frank Capra at the 1935 Academy Awards during which Shirley presented the best actress award to Claudette Colbert for Frank Capra's "It Happened One Night"; Shirley then received a mini Oscar herself. The dress was worn in the film "Stowaway" by Ching-Ching (Shirley) as she learns that Uncle Tommy (Robert Young) and Susan Parker (Alice Faye) are about to be married and adopt her.
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