The surprise marriage of 5-year-old superstar Shirley Temple to Baby LeRoy, an up-and-coming child actor more than four months her junior, shocked a nation, and made headlines around the world.
Here they are, pictured imbibing on vanilla malteds minutes before LeRoy would announce he had a bad tum-tum, his mom then carrying him to the car.
They would make headlines again four weeks later as their tumultous marriage descended into a hell of acrimonious accusations and name calling, at one point Shirley Temple reportedly calling him a “baby.”
Though repeatedly asked for a comment, Baby Gruenwald steered clear of the car wreck.
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The Sunset Strip, 1956. The Melody Room would later become the Viper Room.
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Rita Hayworth at home. Photographed by John Florea, 1948
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Before smog checks: Belching tailpipes on Hollywood Boulevard: 1940.
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The Capitol Records Building on Vine St, Hollywood c.1958
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Color view of Hollywood and Vine, 1950’s. The distinctive shape of the Brown Derby sign can be seen in the center distance.
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Looking at the lights of Hollywood c.1926
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