April 21Shirley Temple’s 90th Birthday Tea Party
shirley temples 90th birthday tea party
Date & Time

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Saturday, April 21, 2018


Santa Monica History Museum

1350 7th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Contact Info

(310) 395-2290
[email protected]


The Santa Monica History Museum is excited to announce it will host a Shirley Temple birthday tea which will feature an exclusive one-day “Little Princess” pop-up exhibit featuring items that have not been displayed at the museum before.


Shirley Temple, a Santa Monica native, is known for her work as a child actress during the 1930s. In addition to other film costumes and personal wardrobe, the day-long pop-up will feature Temple’s reunited princess costume from the 1939 Technicolor film “The Little Princess.” The costume has a tumultuous history, and this showing will be the first to unify it with her character’s crown and scepter. These gold-plated accessories, created by famed costume jeweler Eugene Joseff, were unseen in Joseff’s archive for seventy-nine years.


Tickets: $35.00

A ticket to the tea party will feature:

  • Viewing of a one-day exhibit of her newly reunited Little Princess costume ensemble.
  • Viewing of a Selection of Iconic dresses.
  • Viewing of Never-before-displayed items.
  • Delicious traditional tea service.
  • • Variety of refreshing tea-sandwiches.
  • • Selection of delectable deserts.
  • • Coffee and water will also be provided.

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All proceeds from this event and exhibit benefit the educational and preservation mission of the Santa Monica History Museum, a 501 c(3) nonprofit.