Loretta’s Shirley Temple Dolls
Loretta’s Shirley Temple Dolls is a website dedicated to dolls depicting child actress Shirley Temple. It displays the owner’s extensive collection of vintage Shirley Temple dolls and provides detailed information about each item. There is also information on Shirley Temple and the popularity of her dolls. Shirley Temple dolls were extremely popular during Temple’s heyday of the 1930s and are highly collectible today.
The website contains pictures and information on a large number of composition dolls made by the Ideal Toy Company in the 1930s. Sculpted by doll artist Bernard Lipfert, these dolls were made to resemble Shirley Temple as she looked in a number of her films, including Bright Eyes, The Littlest Rebel, The Little Colonel and Poor Little Rich Girl.
They are known as composition dolls due to the method of filling moulds with a wood pulp material known as “composition”.
There are a small number of Shirley Temple vinyl dolls from the late 1950s also available to view online, complete with detailed information.
Dolls through the decades
The site contains a thorough account of Shirley Temple dolls through the years, from the first Ideal Toy Company items in 1934 to the most recent specimens made by Danbury.
A small sale section is included on the website, with both Shirley Temple and other dolls available.
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