Book Reviews of Child Star

Child Star
Child Star
Author: Shirley Temple Black
ISBN-13: 9780446357920
ISBN-10: 0446357928
Publication Date: 10/1/1989
Pages: 523
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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GREAT book - Loved it!
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It was interesting but It was also slow and very heavy on detail. I'm sorry to say that I didn't finish reading it.
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Interesting history of Shirly Temple
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Exceptionally well-written.
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Bio of Shirely Temple.
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Surprisingly honest account from America's most famous child actor.
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The author mentions that she kept a diary and that she has always had an extraordinary memory (obvious with all the dialogue she had to memorize as a very young actress). Add in her access to letters belonging to her mother, and the result is an autobiography with amazing memory details going back to toddlerhood.

Shirley's book is an interesting glimpse not only into her life but also into the movie industry under the contract system. Many actors and actresses and studio heads are discussed as seen through the eyes of a little girl and later as a teenager and adult. Shirley Temple fans should find her autobiography pretty entertaining.