My name is Tommy Toon and I'm a big fan of entertainment .
I guess it's existed as long as people have gathered together to take time out from their everday lives.
All it requires is an audience and well,maybe some talent.
Today there's entertainment on every side to suit every taste with so many stars one can hardly keep track,
Imagine then a time when for more than five years,one small girl could grip the attention of an entire movie going world,
could be adored by the high and the mighty and by millions of ordinary folk.
Because of her ,tens of thousands of kids including yours truly were set to tap classes .
It happened in Hollywood.
and it happened not so long ago
It was a matter of being the right person for a very special time,and yet it was much more .
Before and since there was never anyone else quite like her,she was the child star loved by an entire world ,her name was Shirley Temple.
For four years in a row form 1935 to 1938 Shirley Temple was the number one box office star in Hollywood ,
she was even more popular than Clark Gable,Robert Taylor,and GaryCooper ,
Because of her films ,her studio ,Fox,were saved from bankruptcy.
She had the natural charm and this great chrism that came out on the screen.
I know that everyday become the holiday when I am with you --
Shirley Temple had this wonderful vibrant spontaneity and she had it in her singing,she had it in her dancing and she had it in her acting and that was what made her so wonderful.
She was a product of the great depression .
President Franklin Delinor Roosevelt recognized her appeal when her said that it was a splendid thing ,
that for just fifteen cents,Americans can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a little girl and forget their troubles.