The New Pictures, Jan. 12, 1942

Kathleen (Metro -Goldwyn -Mayer) brings back to the screen Shirley Temple, now almost 13, an inch and a half taller, ten pounds heavier since her retirement almost two years ago. The dimpled little actress, who has made about $2,000,000 for herself in her nine screen years, has become an appealing young lady of quiet charm and impressive assurance.

But the picture which her new employers assigned her was called The Poor Little Rich Girl when Mary Pickford played it in 1917. It was called the same thing when Miss Temple breezed through a more modern...

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