From Child Star to Diplomat: Shirley Temple Black, Living History | Performance

When: 08.11.2017 - 17:00 - 19:00
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana

Admission is free. Please sign up by Nov 6 by sending email to with subject “Shirley”.

Main image From Child Star to Diplomat: Shirley Temple Black

From Child Star to Diplomat is a 60-minute one-woman presentation. Actor JoAnn Peterson brings Shirley Temple Black to life, regaling humorous and poignant stories in first person, of how the darling of the Silver Screen and world’s #1 box office draw (1935-38), grew up to be the U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the fall of Communism, playing a part in the Velvet Revolution.

The presentation, written by and performed by Peterson, is based on archival materials, TV interviews, articles, books, and information provided to Peterson from people who knew Shirley, including Shirley’s family members and Shirley’s Public Affairs Officer while in Prague, Amb. Tom Hull.

The program will be in English.