After the posting of the child at this link (is very funny and uplifting to listen)
Yet, it just kept bringing back the memory of another young star; Shirley Temple. I wondered when did she rise to fame what was happening in the world:
Encouraged to perform by her mother, Temple began taking dance lessons at age three and was soon appearing in Baby Burlesks, a series of one-reel comedies in which children were cast in adult roles. In 1934 she gained recognition in her first major feature film, the musical Stand Up and Cheer!, and later that year she had her first starring role, in Little Miss Marker, a family comedy based on a short story by Damon Runyon. Her other credits from 1934 included Change of Heart; Now I’ll Tell, which starred Spencer Tracy as a gambler; and Now and Forever, a romantic drama featuring Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard. However, it was arguably Bright Eyes (1934) that propelled her to stardom. The musical was specifically made for Temple—who was cast as an orphan, which became a frequent role—and in it she sang one of her most popular songs,“On the Good Ship Lollipop.” Many claimed that Bright Eyes saved Fox Film Corporation from bankruptcy. By the end of 1934 Temple was one of Hollywood’s top stars, and the following year she received a special Academy Award as “the outstanding personality of 1934.” Temple’s popularity was partly seen as a response to the Great Depression. With her spirited singing and dancing and her dimples and blond ringlets, Temple and her optimistic films provided a welcome escape from difficult times.