Sunday, July 27, 2014

Marv Albert paper doll by Tom Tierney

Tom Tierney gave the Marv Albert scandal his special touch for TV Guide in the issue dated Dec. 13-19, 1997. 

In case you forgot the sordid details, you can refresh your memory here. 

As always, Tom Tierney hit the mark on the news of the day with his own witty take. 

I found this on the freebie table at the Richmond convention last month. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Letty Schwarz and Tom Tierney

Letty Schwarz and Tom Tierney, 2006 

We also lost Letty Schwarz this year, just a week or two before this year's convention in her home state of Virginia. Letty collected antique and handmade paper dolls and generously shared her expertise with us newbies. She also was supportive of contemporary artists, bidding on original artwork at convention silent auctions. I enjoyed our conversations about her family's historic roots in New York City (Heard of Broome Street in Manhattan? That's Letty's family).

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