“Right next to to [Miss Fannie Weaver] was the Jewish Synagogue, and when Tricia was little Mary would dress her up every afternoon and put a bow in her hair and take her around to sit on the Synagogue steps. Tricia stood it for so long until one day she told Mary she was tired of being dressed up. That was during the period when Shirley Temple was so popular and we had taught Tricia to sing, ‘On the Good Ship Lollipop.’ Tricia was the pet of all the family, and Big and Uncle Roy adored her.”
Maybe if Mamie had promoted her little star somewhere other than the steps of Ahavath Rayim Temple on Market Street, we’d all be watching old Patricia Evans movies on American Movie Classics instead of Shirley Temple musicals. So much talent, forever under a bushel.