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Temple’s tap shoes sold

DALLAS — Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000.

Heritage Auctions says a diamond ring given to the child who sang and danced her way into moviegoers’ hearts by her father fetched $137,500.

The two-day auction of jewelry, outfits, awards and other keepsakes that ended Tuesday brought in more than $1.6 million for the family of Temple, who was known in private life as Shirley Temple Black. She died in 2014 at age 85.

A diamond broach worn by both Temple and her mother sold for $250,000. A small, red tambourine used by Temple’s mother to teach her rhythm for dancing sold for $2,500.

List boosts syrup sales

BRATTLEBORO, Vt.  — Brooke Shields’ gift list is sweetening a Vermont family farm’s sale of maple syrup.

The 109-year-old Robb Family Farm in Brattleboro says it’s seen a 60 percent jump in sales since the actress listed the syrup among her 12 best holiday gifts for women. Her list was published in People Magazine’s holiday gift guide last month.

Shields told the magazine: “We go through a lot of maple syrup in our house.”

Shields’ list includes the $14.95 pint-sized tin of syrup, a skincare travel set, a scarf, a necklace, a book, pens and $100 Hermes playing cards.

The Robb family thanks Shields and says it hopes it has enough syrup to get through the holiday season.

The Associated Press

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