The news of Shirley Temple Black’s passing wasn’t only sad, it was eerie. It arrived as I was about to ship off the last Shirley Temple doll I was selling from my late mother’s vast doll collection. Not only was it the last one, it was the best one. The incandescent 35″ life-size Ideal Playpal Shirley in her original bi-color party dress from 1959. She lit up my mother’s doll room just as the real Shirley Temple had in all of her movies.