Question: I have submitted this question to a lot of columns but have never received an answer. Yet I know that this program existed. I'd like to purchase it for myself (and — oh, yeah — the grandchildren). Can you help? My question is: Shirley Temple hosted a show that reenacted fairy tales. It was shown on Saturday nights. She would end the show with this song: "Dreams are made for children, and a dream is a fairy tale...."
Answer: It did indeed exist, Regi. Shirley Temple's Storybook started off as a run of ABC specials in 1958 but began airing more regularly the following year and then moved to NBC the next year as The Shirley Temple Show, a regular weekly series that went off the air in 1961.
The best news of all: Episodes featuring productions of Babes in Toyland, Pippi Longstocking, The Little Mermaid, Winnie the Pooh and other classics are available on video at the official Shirley Temple website.