In 1989 the us congress named his birth date as national. Their first, the little colonel in 1935, and their. Nowadays, now ill tell is promoted as an early shirley temple movie, but if youre watching it for her, youll be severely disappointed. What movie did shirley temple dance with bojangles answers. The little colonel 1935 the littlest rebel 1935 rebecca of sunnybrook farm 1938. His father, maxwell, worked in a machine shop, while his mother, maria, was a choir singer. Shirley temple wrote an autobiography child star where she described several instances of sexual harassment at the hands of hollywood studio heads.
Many people believe that shirley temple was surrounded by pedophiles and have gone so far to say her early movie roles from the 1930s were little more than fodder for perverts. It has two classic dance routines with bill bojangles robinson, that are timeless and thoroughly enjoyable every time you see them it is amazing what she could do at such a young age it is shirley and mr. The littlest rebel is probably one of shirley temple s infamous and most controversial movie that she has starred in. The pairing of the elderly robinson with schoolgirl temple was a hollywood milestone. Digitally recolored and remastered, shirley s pictureperfect charm is more vivid than ever in this exciting collection. Bill robinson taught shirley temple his joyful, elegant tapdancing routines. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Bill robinson, fred astaire, and the good blackface.
The film stars shirley temple, lionel barrymore, evelyn venable, john lodge, bill robinson, and hattie mcdaniel. Costarring cinematic legends like bill bojangles robinson, lionel barrymore and many more, these shirley temple films have never looked better. Remembering shirley temple requires us to remember her. The little miss dances with bill bojangles robinson. Bill robinson and shirley temple in the little rebel. Shirley helps her idealistic architect father get his dream of a slum clearance project. I too learned about bill robinson only through tv reruns of shirley temple movies and she was pretty damn good, too, dont you think. Bill bojangles robinson teaches shirley temple his signature stair dance in. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Shirley temples looks overshadowed her talent as a dancer. The rather sanitized ny times obit refers to the films she did with bill bojangles robinson, who was immortalized.
Child star actress shirley temple bill bojangles robinson 8 x 10. Off camera and even sometimes on camera, she affectionately called him uncle billy. Shirley temple, the dimpled, curlyhaired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of depressionera moviegoers, has died, according to. Shirley temple and bill bojangles robinson shirley. Bill bojangles robinson and shirley temple perform their famous stair dance in the 1935 film the little colonel.
This is a movie that should have cemented his career as unlikable jerks and relegated him to bpictures forever after. Shirley temple with bill bojangles robinson youtube. She enjoyed his company so much that she once expressed a desire to visit him while she and her mother were staying in the palm springs area. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. When kathleen lashes out in rebellion, a doctor is called in to diagnose the girl. To their credit, shirley temple and bill bojangles robinson, despite any society they found themselves in, remained good friends through to the end of mr. Bill bojangles robinson and shirley temple 1938 tap. From the 1935 film the little colonel, the scene above is the iconic tap dancing scene with dance legend bill bojangles robinson.
I never grew up with shirley temple movies, but we would be remiss to remember ms. Bill bojangles robinson was born luther robinson in richmond, virginia, on may 25, 1878. Just around the corner, made in 1938, was the last film that shirley temple and bill bojangles robinson did together. As the civil war begins, confederate officer herbert carey john boles joins his regiment, leaving behind his wife and young daughter, vergie shirley temple, in the care of their slave, uncle. Lloyd lionel barrymore becomes estranged from his daughter, elizabeth evelyn venable, when she elopes with northerner jack sherman.
This shirley temple photo might contain polonaise and kirtle. He and his younger brother william were raised in richmonds jackson ward neighborhood. Burke was adapted from a play of the same name by edward peple and focuses on the tribulations of a plantationowning family during the american civil war. The film stars shirley temple, john boles, and karen morley, as the plantation family and bill robinson as their slave with jack holt as. Bill bojangles robinson was born luther robinson in richmond, virginia, on may 25, 1878 to maxwell, a machinist and maria robinson, a church choir director. Though it borrowed his name, jerry jeff walkers 1968 song mr. Bill bojangles robinson danced with shirley temple in the little colonel, the littlest rebel, rebecca of sunnybrook farm and just around the corner.
Bill robinson aka bojangles robinson was her idol when she was a child, and she got to work with him on four pictures. Bill robinson was the best tap dancer in hollywood, bar none. Shirley temple, tool of racism and capitalism, dead at 85. Shirley temple black, who died monday at age 85, performed in dozens of movies before she even hit her teens. Bill bojangles robinson may 25, 1878 november 25, 1949 was an american tap dancer and actor of stage and film. Shirley temple plays kathleen, a 12yearold with a rich imagination who lives with her emotionally absent father, a household of servants, and a governess who is a cross between the worst prison guard and miss gulch from the wizard of oz. Shirley temple and bill robinson broke some racial barriers while.
The success of the little colonel brought forth a similar theme and title of the littlest rebel 1935, reuniting temple with bill robinson once again, with plot set during the civll war instead of afterwards. The little colonel 1935 in 1870s kentucky, stubborn col. Shirley temple enjoyed working with bill bojangles robinson. Shirley temple and bill robinson broke some racial.
Bojangles covered by many other artists, including sammy davis jr. Shirley temple military man from poor little rich girl 1936. The little colonel was the first of four cinematic pairings between temple and robinson. While it is enjoyable, and includes two dance numbers by the duo, this is a happy little ditty, and i love to walk in the rain, it is not as entertaining as their previous three films. Jul 29, 2018 shirley temple smiling w bill bojangles robinson child movie star 8x10 photo. Bill bojangles robinson and shirley temple, her movies were instrumental in lifting prejudice for african american actors. Shirley temple dancing the hula in hawaii shirley temple. The littlest rebel is a 1935 american dramatic film directed by david butler. Legends of dance bill robinson and shirley temple in a scene from the little colonel, a 1935 feature film starring shirley temple, bill bojangles robinson, lionel barrymore and the academyaward winning actress hattie mcdaniel.
Shirley temple and bill bojangles robinson in the little colonel. He worked in fifteen movies, but his movie fame came primarily from the films he made with shirley temple the little colonel 1935, the littlest rebel 1935, and rebecca of sunnybrook farm 1938. I have several of the shirley temple movies, but this one is one of her best. Shirley temple and tap dancer bill bojangles robinson in the little colonel, one of four movies they appeared in together.
The twoway her singing and dancing in movies charmed millions during the great. Shirley temple black, 85, who died monday at her home in woodside, calif. With shirley temple, joan davis, charles farrell, amanda duff. Shirley temple smiling w bill bojangles robinson child. Numerous obituaries never fail to mention the two, although of the more than thirty feature films she appeared in, only four were with robinson. Temple s legacy without remembering that she was also a star. The greatest generation said goodbye to one of their beloved actors today with the passing of shirley temple black, beloved child actress renowned for her onscreen song and dance performances.
Bill bojangles robinson teaches shirley temple his signature stair dance in this scene from the little colonel. Ap when shirley temple black died earlier this week, many of the tributes. Bill bojangles robinson and shirley temple perform their famous stair dance in. I imagine that most people under 40 have no idea who shirley temple was but she died yesterday at the age of 85. Shirley temple talked sexual, emotional abuse during her. Here is a list of the films in which they appear together.969 1341 643 1123 1228 975 560 1335 1029 768 80 279 37 14 137 432 203 1125 511 699 450 1198 106 187 453 1060 1182 523 278 534 130 549 915