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|Shirley Temple Storybook Collection|
Actor: Shirley Temple
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Kids & Family
Includes all six Shirley Temple Storybook Classics DVDs (11 shows), a series of timeless family stories hosted, narrated and starring Shirley Temple. -Beautifully restored programs from Shirley Temple?s personal collection... more »
A very disappointed Shirley Temple fan...
Nicolette Clark | Charleston, SC | 12/31/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I was born in the mid-seventies and have always enjoyed watching the classic Shirley Temple movies. When I saw this collection I thought it would be a great way to introduce Miss Temple to my daughter while also watching some of the fun stories she's familiar with acted out. I was very wrong.
First of all, Shirley Temple is in her mid-thirties and only narrates the stories. There are some pieces where she does play a small part but the show mostly focuses on other child actors and guest stars such as Jonathan Winters, Agnes Moorehead, etc. It was like watching cheap plays done at an elementary school. The acting and writing are very poor and the production and set quality are also poor.
There is a reason this TV show was cancelled after only one season. My daughter lost interest after only three mintues and I did after five. I am giving this away to our local library."
"Storybook Collection ... Shirley Temple ... Legend Films (2
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 08/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Legend Films presents "SHIRLEY TEMPLE STORYBOOK COLLECTION" (released: 2006) (605 mins) (Color) - The Shirley Temple Storybook Collection is a series of beloved family stories - all starring Shirley Temple. These classic tales, in beautiful color, are part of Shirley's personal collection and have never been released before --- Many wonderful actors star in the Storybook classics: Jonathan Winters, Agnes Moorehead, Angela Cartwright, Robert Culp, Nina Foch, Michael Rennie, Imogene Coca, Arthur Treacher, Ray Walston, John Raitt and Martin Landau just to name a few in complete character that will keep you mesmerized..
These wonderful films were made by Shirley in 1961 --- outstanding productions of some of the most famous stories of all time, and each one stars Shirley along with other legendary actors --- plus they are owned by Shirley herself and come from her private film library --- and now wants to make them available to her fans --- This is the first time that they have been seen since their original release --- They were made in a more innocent time when family entertainment was highly valued, remember and enjoy --- makes a perfect gift for children and adult fans of Shirley alike.
These are beautifully produced one-hour programs, each starring Shirley Temple and other famous actors of the day --- It is called the Storybook Collection because each film was derived from a beloved family story written by the most famous authors of all time --- Each film also has wonderful and charming original music --- they have been restored and put into beautiful color for the first time --- for a Bonus, includes a Collectible Autographed Print for your memorabilia -- -Your children or grandchildren will love them through the years
1. Shirley Temple
Date of Birth: 23 April 1928 - Santa Monica, California
Date of Death: Still Living
SELECTED STORY TITLES:
1. Madeline - by Ludwig Bemelmans
2. The Little Mermaid - by Hans Christian Andersen
3. Winnie the Pooh - by A.A. Milne
4. The Terrible Clockman - by Jules Verne
5. Babes in Toyland - by Victor Herbert
6. The Reluctant Dragon - by Kenneth Grahame
7. The House of the Seven Gables - by Nathanial Hawthorne
8. Pippi Longstocking - by Astrid Lindgren
9. Kim - by Rudyard Kipling
10.The Princess and the Goblins - by George MacDonald
11.The Land of Oz - by L. Frank Baum
If you enjoyed this film, check out - "The Shirley Temple - America's Sweetheart Collection, Vol. 1" (Heidi/Curly Top/Little Miss Broadway) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- now in COLOR and Glorious Black and White --- In 2004, Shirley Temple teamed with Legend Films to restore, colorize and release her earliest black and white films, as well as episodes of her 1960 television series, "The Shirley Temple Storybook Collection" --- a patented coloring and remastering process makes her picture perfect charm more vivd than ever --- no one can resist Shirley's charm in all her heart warming films.
Hats off and thanks to Barry B. Sandrew Ph.D. (Founder, COO & CTO) and his Legend Films Staff --- looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage era of the '20s, '30s & '40s --- order your copy now from Amazon where there are plenty of copies available on DVD --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out Legend Films where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.
Total Time: 605 mins on DVD ~ Legend Films. ~ (11/07/2006)"
Wonderful collection for children; excellent price
Dave | San Diego, CA | 08/11/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone thinking they are getting a collection of Shirley Temple the Child Star movies will be disappointed. Those who have read the description know that Shirley does not star in ALL the shows, but rather serves as the narrator/hostess. These were shot on video, not film, so as mentioned, the quality is not excellent. However, the production values and special effects for the day (1960) are very good. Wonderful selection of classic children's stories starring many famous stars of the day. Watching these with your child (probably recommended for the younger tots) will be a treat, and might encourage them to explore the classic books that these are based upon."
Wonderful for children of all ages
Diana Stuve | Brea, Ca USA | 12/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If children need a positive role model, they can look to Shirley Temple. I've baby-sat children from a couple of generations now, and it doesn't matter if the movies are in black and white or color, when they watch Shirley, they are enthralled (and consequently it's much easier to put them to bed!). These stories are hosted by an older Shirley Temple, I remember them from my childhood. They have wonderful casts and are in color.Dear Arthur Treacher is "In the Land of Oz", the Fabulous Jonathan Winters is in "Babes in Toyland". You won't find sophisticated special effects, just good old-fashioned family-viewable programmes. And you can remind your children that Shirley went on to become a distinguished and well-liked ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She had a fabulous motion picture career without having to misbehave to make headlines. So get your children away from their ipods and text phones and sit together and enjoy these films and each others company for a change. You might like it!"