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Shirley Temple

It was Christmas 1939 when each of my two sisters gave me a doll. One was a Shirley Temple and the other a Debu Teen doll. Shirley was a 13 in. Ideal Toy Co. doll, all composition with sleep eyes. She had a curly wig of mohair that seemed to need resetting all too often. My sisters did their best to help but gradually Shirley had fewer and fewer curls. After awhile both her mohair wig and her filmy dress from the movie Baby Take a Bow became limp and bedraggled. So, my mother and sisters made new clothes for her and I loved them for it.