Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tom Tierney and Friends

Here's Tom at the 2006 convention in Indianapolis.

Sondra Leeds organized the convention around a Fairy Tale theme, and dress up night saw Tom as Tinkerbelle to Kathy O'Tierney's Peter Pan. That's Jenny Taliadoros and Jane Rasor as Alice in Wonderland -- I'll need help identifying the others. 

Sam McKay, Tom and Kathy.

Jenny, Tom and Jane.

Friday, July 18, 2014

NYTimes: Tom Tierney, Who Made Paper Dolls an Art Form, Dies at 85


A spate of diminutive two-dimensional figures sprang to life on Mr. Tierney's drawing board, including American presidents, monarchs and silver-screen stars.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

The King of the Paper Dolls

I'll miss the twinkling smile, joie de vivre and overall good humor of the great paper doll artist Tom Tierney, who died Saturday. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

More Family Cut Outs

Sister Ruth


Baby Ann


Aunt Mary

Uncle Charlie

Cousin Jack

Cousin Bessie

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Family Cut Outs, ca. 1930s

Marion Creamer brought this outstanding set of tablet covers to the competition. I'd seen the covers of movie stars on writing tablets, but not this colorful paper doll series. More tomorrow.




Brother Jimmy

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Paper doll books in Canada

Jan Belcher displayed paper dolls published in Canada, many of which were versions of American books by Milton Bradley, Lowe, Merrill and Saalfield, and all in mint condition.