Morris Museum to host Shirley Temple exhibition

Items from the late Shirley Temple Black's collection of costumes, dolls and memorabilia will be on display at the Morris Museum in May.

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Items from the late Shirley Temple Black’s collection of costumes, dolls and memorabilia will be on display at the Morris Museum in May.

“Love, Shirley Temple” — a collection of costumes, dolls and memorabilia that had belonged to Shirley Temple Black, who died last year at the age of 85 — will be on display at the Morris Museum in Morris Township on Memorial Day weekend (May 21-24). It will include dozens of items dating back to the 1930s, when the future ambassador was the United States’ most popular child actress.

Items to be shown include her polka dot dress from the 1934 movie “Stand Up and Cheer!” and the Scottish kilt outfit from 1937’s “Wee Willie Winkie.” Also on display will be dolls and toys from her childhood, a racing car given to her by Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, autograph books and letters, and paintings and illustrations created for her by artists, animators and cartoonists of the era.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum will screen three of her movies on May 23: “Bright Eyes,” at 11 a.m.; “Curly Top,” at 1 p.m.; and “Wee Willie Winkie,” at 3 p.m. There will be a charge of $7 per film ($5 for museum members).

For information, visit morrismuseum.org.

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