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April 28, 2023

Shirley Temple Got Her First Screen Kiss in “Kiss and Tell” (1945)

January 19, 1945: 17 year old Shirley Temple getting kissed in grown-up fashion by Jerry Shane, a Marine from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who played a bit part in her movie Kiss and Tell. Some observers at the historical occasion suspected that Shirley’s performance was backed by a little previous necking experience, but Shirley wouldn’t admit it.

(AP Photo/Ira W. Guldner)

Kiss and Tell is a 1945 American comedy film starring then 17-year-old Shirley Temple as Corliss Archer. In the film, two teenage girls cause their respective parents much concern when they start to become interested in boys. The parents’ bickering about which girl is the worse influence causes more problems than it solves.

The movie was based on the Broadway play Kiss and Tell, which was based on the Corliss Archer short stories. The stories, play and movie were all written by F. Hugh Herbert. A sequel film, A Kiss for Corliss, was released in 1949 and also starred Temple, but was not written by Herbert.


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