SHirley Temple and Bill Bojangles Robinson

Few co-stars were as beloved as the great dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, whose unique and personal friendship with Shirley Temple would span for years until his death in 1949. Here the two are seen riding in this custom child-size Knickerbocker car made for Temple and presented to her as a gift from Robinson. Still with its Fox Studios parking placard, the car will be seen during the museum exhibits and the Theriault auction on July 14. (All photos courtesy Theriault’s)