The world is mourning today the passing of legendary child actress Shirley Temple. Ms. Temple was arguably one of the most recognizable and iconic stars in the history of motion pictures and during the mid-1930’s she was the biggest movie star on the planet… doing it all under the age of 10. And although she retired from acting at the age of 22 and went on to have a successful career as a diplomat in the 1960’s, it is her film work that most will remember her from. Here at the NYPL you can find an assortment of great Shirley Temple images from our digital gallery including the image above, a cigarette card, from our George Arents Collection. You can also find books about Ms. Temple and dvd’s of some of her films at several branches of The New York Public Library. RIP to a legend.
I still sing "Animal crackers in my soup!" every time I sit down to eat animal crackers and soup.
"All I wanted to do was just put my arms around him one more time and say ‘Oh, I have found you’"
- Philomena Lee
I saw Philomena over the weekend, and it was beautiful and funny and heartbreaking and absolutely devastating.
Great, thanks TIME.
(Also, how are only 22 of my friends married? It feels like a lot more. I’m sure if this was counting engagements, the number would triple.)
The gate and lantern of Harajuku’s Togo Shrine during this weekend’s big snowstorm in Tokyo. Posted a video of the snow in Harajuku & Shibuya on YouTube.
Heavy snowfall hit Tokyo for the first time in 13 years this past weekend.
This four-year-old gets me.
"I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’"
— Mindy Kaling (via lovempower)
The Beatles Come to America
50 years ago today the Fab Four emerge from a plane at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, before a throng of hysterical fans, on February 7, 1964.
This Week in Universal News: The Beatles Come to America
On this day, fifty years ago, the Beatles landed at New York City’s recently renamed John F. Kennedy airport. Here’s the report from Universal, complete with John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s trademark charm, screaming teenagers, and a condescending narrator that clearly does not take these Liverpudlians (or their fans) seriously.
From the release sheet:
QUICK, FRED, THE FLIT: There are rumors around that this is Britain’s revenge for the Boston Tea Party. You guessed it … the Beatles have arrived in the United States for their first appearance before an idolizing teen-age crowd, with the St. Vitus bounce. They take an airing in Central Park. No. There is no truth to the buzz that the Zoo’s laughing hyena was driven underground.From:Universal Newsreel Volume 37, Issue 12, 02/10/1964
(Don’t turn that dial! We’ll have more clips from the Beatles’ historic visit over the day!)
They came, they saw, they conquered.