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Shirley Temple's early film earnings in 2001 dollars*

1. Temple's first-year salary — equal to $13,100 a week today

2. Mom's salary as "coach" — equal to $1,600 a week

3. Temple's secnd-year salary — equal to $48,800 a week

4. Mom's salary as "coach" — equal to $7,000 a week

5. Bonus for each completed film — equal to $244,000

* In 1932-33 with Educational Films; Temple was 4 and 5 years old

Source: "The Star System" (Paul McDonald, Wallflower Pub. Ltd., 2000) and WFS


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