...paints a verbal and visual picture of both Shirley the legend and Shirley the diverse human being. -- Rita Dubas, Shirley Temple Collectors' News
About the Author
Loraine Burdick began collecting Shirley Temple memorabilia when she was a youngster in Seattle, Washington, and today her collection is one of the most extensive in the world. She is the author of thirty books including Shirley Dolls and Related Delights, Folio of Shirleys Dolls, Shirleys Christmas Toys, Shirleys Dolls, Shirleys Toys, and an earlier version of The Shirley Temple Scrapbook.
Ms. Burdick has contributed photographs, feature articles, stories, and poems to such magazines as American Collector, Parents Magazine, Jack and Jill, Antique Trader, and West Coast Peddler. Since 1966, she has written and published Celebrity Doll Journal, a reference for collectors of paper items, toys, dolls, books, films, and related items.
As a young woman, Burdick spent six years with Presbyterian missions in Alaska and taught first grade in the village of Angoon. When not writing or collecting, she somehow finds time to volunteer at a local nursing home in her native Washington, as well as sing in the church choir, play piano, and participate in the Wednesday jamboree.