Shirley Temple in “Kid ‘in’ Africa”


This 1933 short was part of Charles Lamont’s “Baby Burlesk” series and features a pre-fame Shirley Temple. Oh and it is jaw-droppingly racist. When Shirley Temple was a little older she recalled the chase scene in this film and said, “I was being chased by the little black boys who were playing the African natives. The director wanted all the children to fall at one time. I got through on the path and then they put a wire up and tripped all the little black boys at once and, of course, they all fell in a heap, and some of their legs were cut.”


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