Saturday 29 April 2017

Shirley Temple's tap shoes and red tambourine sold for €20,000

Shirley Temple photographed in 1936. The child star put smiles on the faces of
moviegoers all over America
Shirley Temple photographed in 1936. The child star put smiles on the faces of moviegoers all over America

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Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to child film star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000 (€18,615)

A diamond ring given to the child, who sang and danced her way into moviegoers' hearts, by her father fetched $137,500, said Heritage Auctions.

This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple that sold at auction for $20,000 (Matt Roppolo/Heritage Auctions via AP)
This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple that sold at auction for $20,000 (Matt Roppolo/Heritage Auctions via AP)

The two-day auction of jewellery, outfits, awards and other keepsakes brought in more than $1.6 for the family of Temple, who was known in her private life as Shirley Temple Black.

She died in 2014 aged 85.

A diamond brooch worn by both Temple and her mother sold for $250,000.

A small, red tambourine used by Temple's mother to teach her rhythm for dancing sold for $2,500.

Shirley Temple
Shirley Temple

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