A real treasure trove of some never before seen ST newsre
Adorem | 12/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What is so great about this DVD is the extras!! The biography which was shown on the A&E channel in 1996 is the same , its 90 minutes but, what has knocked me out is the fantastic extras!!!
There are some movie trailers which are DIMPLES and HEIDI and REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM and LITTLE MISS BROADWAY and LITTLE PRINCESS. now of course LITTLE MISS BROADWAY is the great one because of its alternate camera angles not used in the movie.
Well, the great other extras is a number-of Movietone Newsreels andTHERE ARE SOME NEW ONES NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE ON VIDEO OR DVD!!! I totally was in shock to see these. to have these new ones is a real treasure to me!! Also the picture quality for these is super!! One of the new newreels has Shirley on set of STOWAWAY outside and the Dionne Quints Guardian is talking to her about the girls and Shirley asks him a few questions and then he asks her what her dog's name is that she is holding and she says "Ching Ching" and he asks her what that means in english and she says "Precious" and he says "just like you!".WOW! and the way she talks and how so adorable she is here is a real knockout! There is a newsreel from the time of Little Miss Broadway where she is outside and is mailing an envelope for March of Dimes and she talks about how 10 cents is not too much. Some newsreels are the ones that are common but some seem to be extended a bit which is nice!!
Now ,these new newsreels which are fantastic and a real treasure is just the tip of the iceburg! What is totally a real knockout is the complete deleted scene from LITTLE MISS BROADWAY!!! This lasts for 6 minutes and 25 seconds!!!!! it starts with just Jimmy questioning himself on the stand, this last about 2 minutes and then Shirley comes into the scene!
its so cute!! What it is is the exact part that was to be used in the movie, as there are segments where there is no sound. Also, there is a great alternate camera angle thats on Shirley as they do the 'Hop ,Skip and Jump" number. The part where there is no sound is where Jimmy sings the ending parts of "thats the dance of tomorrow today". and then, What is shown next is where Ole comes into the scene and he has a foot up as he comes into the scene. and then he and Shirley and Jimmy sing and do a little skate dance. The 3 of them then sing the ending of the song which is great and we then see them from the front of the room some feet away from them. When this ends, it then shows most of the footage shown on the biography where you hear the director and Shirley plays around with the clapper thing and then she stands there with Jimmy seated and has her finger pointing at him and then after a bit, she sings the song but its not shown complete and then as she sings this, theres footage of her standing and smiling and its at a fast speed and then it goes to normal speed as we see its an alternate camera angle of when Jimmy picks her up and she stands on one foot. There is more then what I described to these scenes but I am just so in shock at seeing this new stuff its like I have opened a treasure chest of little Shirley lost footage and I feel I am dreaming.
This is truly a great DVD for this great 6 minute deleted scene and for the great new newsreels!!!! This is a real keeper of a DVD that all fans of little Shirley will want!
A real gem of a Shirley DVD goodie!!"
Little Miss Broadway
retrowrestling | SGV, California | 02/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Biggest Little Star is a jam-packed Shirley Temple Fest featuring a full-length biography as the main program. Many old time stars, and co-stars, give their insight along with clips from Shirley's famous movies as well as photo's and clips of newsreels from Shirley's era.
What makes this DVD a treasure is the special features. First you get the original trailers for Dimples, Heidi, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Little Miss Broadway, and The Little Princess. You also get the Movietone newsreel(clips include Shirley accepting an award, riding a small pony, having a picnic, mailing a letter, etc.) along with footage of a grown-up Shirley in the White House with then-president Gerald Ford.
And finally, you get the 6 mins or so deleted scenes from her 1938 movie, Little Miss Broadway. The extra scenes include Shirley cross-examining Jimmy Durant along with a dance scene where Shirley is swooped up onto a podium. For this scene, there is an alternate camera angle.
Overall really a great DVD that features a ton of Shirley Temple treasures some of which probably has not been seen for decades. Please do not hesitate to purchase this DVD if you are a fan of one of the biggest childstars of all-time, Little Miss Shirley."