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Shirley Temple Black, the plucky child star turned diplomat, remains an indelible pop culture figure, and her costumes and other possessions are in demand. While parts of her estate are being dispersed, new owners of her possessions are unearthing the objects’ histories.
Last year, Theriault’s auction house held sales in New York and Kansas City, Mo., of her collections, including costumes, dolls, posters, scripts, sheet music, scrapbooks and musical instruments. Through the auctions, a few of her dresses ended up at institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Santa Monica History Museum in California. Her childhood typewriter, which sold for $4,500, went to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/arts/design/collectors-still-savo...