Movies! Network Celebrates Shirley Temple

National diginet Movies! will be airing a special 12-hour marathon of movies starring the late Shirley Temple (Black).

The “icon-a-thon” will air this Sunday February 16 from 8AM to 8PM. Here is the schedule:

  • 8:00AM The Blue Bird (1940)
  • 9:55AM Heidi (1937)
  • 12:00N The Little Princess (1939)
  • 2:05PM Stowaway (1936)
  • 4:10PM Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
  • 6:25PM The Littlest Rebel (1935)

What a great way to honor a Hollywood icon, and it’s on free over-the-air TV to boot! For more info and to find your local Movies! affiliate, please visit their website.

TCM Slates Shirley Temple Marathon

Turner Classic Movies will be paying tribute to the late actress with a Shirley Temple Tribute on Sunday March 9.

Here is the scheduled lineup:

  • 4:30PM Heidi (1937)
  • 6:15PM Stowaway (1936)
  • 8PM Bright Eyes (1934)
  • 9:30PM The Little Princess (1939)
  • 11:15PM I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)
  • 12:45AM The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)
  • 2:30AM A Kiss For Corliss (1949)
  • 4:15AM That Hagen Girl (1947)

Also, diginet getTV will be airing The Little Princess tonight at 10PM. Another diginet, Cozi TV, will be showing Temple’s Little Miss Marker Saturday at 330AM EST and Sunday afternoon at 2PM EST.

Obit: Shirley Temple

Actress Shirley Temple is dead at age 85.

The legendary former child star appeared in such classic movies as Bright Eyes, Curly Top, Heidi and The Littlest Rebel. She also had a TV series, Shirley Temple’s Storybook, which aired from 1958-61.

After leaving Hollywood, Temple got involved in politics. She ran for political office in California, then later served as U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Shirley Temple Black passed away Monday in California, surrounded by her family.

Here’s a rare episode of Shirley’s TV show. The House of the Seven Gables is based on the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel and stars Shirley Temple, Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched), Robert Culp (I Spy), Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space) and Martin Landau (Mission: Impossible). It was produced by William Asher (Bewitched) and originally aired on NBC on December 11, 1960. Enjoy the show as we remember Shirley Temple.

Movies! TV Network

If you love classic movies, you’ll want to check out Movies!

The Movies! tv network is a digital programming service available on local broadcast stations across America. It launched in January 2013 as a joint venture of Weigel Broadcasting (owners of classic TV service MeTV) and Fox Television Stations. Weigel was previously partners in another digital movie network, This TV.

Movies! offers a 24/7 schedule of classic movies in the 16:9 widescreen letterbox format, pre-empted only for 3 hours of educational programming on Saturday mornings. Although there is no Movies! affiliate here in Central PA, a quick check of their schedule showed an impressive mix of movies from the 1940s to the 1990s.

You can find Movies! on such stations as WNYW 5.2 New York, KCOP 13.3 Los Angeles, WFLD 32.2 Chicago and WTXF 29.2 Philadelphia. For more info and affiliate listings, please visit the Movies! TV Network website.