17" (43 cm.) l. The strand of graduated-size pearls with silver clasp was worn by Shirley Temple as a young lady, as seen in the vintage photograph which is included, and was preserved by her in impeccable condition throughout her entire life. The necklace is visible in many publicity articles in magazines and newspapers at the time. Circa 1940. The pearls appear in several scenes in the 1941 film "Kathleen".