New York Times, July 2015


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A red polka dot dress that Shirley Temple wore in a 1934 movie has sold for $75,000 at an auction in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports ( ) the auction Tuesday included more than 500 of Temple's childhood belongings, including hundreds of dolls and toys, and dozens of her costumes. The auction was organized by Maryland-based Theriault's auction house for Temple's estate.

Shirley Temple Black died in February 2014 at the age of 85. She starred in more than 80 films. As an adult, she served in the United Nations General Assembly and became U.S. ambassador to Ghana.

Temple's baby grand Steinway also sold at the auction for $45,000.