[78-L] Shirley Temple

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Fri Mar 5 10:11:46 PST 2010

Simple..only Alice Faye defied the edict against 20th Century-Fox stars making 
records. Shirley did appear on one or 2 78s, but these were film soundtrack 
excerpts in the "Voice of the Stars" series.


Bill McClung wrote:
> I almost always have a song playing in my head and this morning it has been
> "Animal Crackers In My Soup."  I have a couple of versions on 78 including
> a Polydor issued in Japan sung by Mae Questel, the Betty Boob (sp) Girl.
> My mind had the this conversation with itself.   "So why don't you have a
> Shirley Temple version on 78?"  "That's strange, but I don't think I've ever
> seen a Shirley Temple 78 ever." "Really, not ever?"  "No."  "Look in Rust's
> Entertainer's Discography."  "OK."  "Says here that no commercial recordings
> were issued on 78, just on LP compilations."  "Go ask 78-L."  "OK."
> So, any special reason no Shirley Temple 78s?  Seems like there would have
> been an audience.  There was lots of Shirley Temple merchandise produced.
> Just seems odd.
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