The littlest Republican: How Shirley Temple pranked Eleanor Roosevelt


First lady Eleanor Roosevelt visits Shirley Temple on a Hollywood sound stage in 1938.

There was a story that Shirley Temple Black, then a U.S. ambassador, enjoyed telling on chat shows in the 1970s to prove how she’d always been a Republican.

It was 1938. Shirley was 10 and for the third year the biggest box office star when the Roosevelts invited her to a barbecue at their family home, Hyde Park. Continue reading