Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rest in Peace Shirley Temple Black

She had a long life, but still ... part of America is now gone forever.

15 comments:

Impertinent said...

And at peace on the "Good Ship Lolly Pop".

Sam Huntington said...

She brought so much happiness to others at the expense of her own, as a child and as a young woman. RIP.

Impertinent said...

@Sam:

Indeed Sam...another of the Greatest generation is no more.

Duckys here said...

A style of entertainment that's passed.

We've become too sophisticated, to our detriment.

R.I.P.

"Animal crackers in my soup..."

My grand niece enjoys that song.

Impertinent said...

@Ducky:


Nicely said.

Anonymous said...

From Z of Geeez:

I loved her old movies; still do. What an amazingly cute little girl!

Ducky, I'm glad you think we CAN be too sophisticated!

There has never been another little actress quite like Temple; may she rest in peace knowing how much joy she still brings to children.

Duckys here said...

I think that in the process of becoming "sophisticated" a great deal of our entertainment ha become very mean spirited.

Sam Huntington said...

I agree with Ducky. I don’t have his expertise in filmography, but I know what I find entertaining, and what I find objectionable. Rather than being commentaries on society or human behavior, most films today are mindlessly violent and sexual. The phrase “no redeeming value” comes to mind, and therefore, no cultural value. But of course, films today do make a lot of money. What a shame. I suspect that some future generation will be reviewing the filth that Hollywood produces today and conclude that we deserved our demise.

JonBerg said...

It's like the end of an era.

Z said...

Ducky, I agree. But you're always slamming American fills for their lack of Asian or European sophistication so it was nice to hear this opinion about Shirley Temple, frankly.

sue hanes said...

Z - She was such a talented and sweet little girl. And she grew up to have a good life and contributed to the world by becoming an ambassador.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Sam Huntington said...
I agree with Ducky.

Impertinent said...
@Ducky:
Nicely said.

Z said...
Ducky, I agree.

JonBerg said...
It's like the end of an era.

More like the end of the world.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Hard to believe such a sweet little girl could grow up to be a Republican.
Or that her daughter could be a drummer in a grunge band. :)

Anonymous said...

From Z of GeeeZ:

Ed, you are HILARIOUS! I agree with that surmisal! HELP :)

GRUNGE BAND? Her daughter must be 65!

Ed Bonderenka said...

Her daughter Lori was born in 54 (a year younger than I) and was a bassist, not a drummer in a band called The Melvins.
Fun facts to know and tell.