Friday, November 26, 2010

Marguerite Clark, 1916

This is the third in the series of Movie Dolls published by The Ladies' World magazine, Nov. 1916. Thanks to Wikipedia, you can read all about her career here. And thanks to Paper Dolls of Famous Faces, Vol. I by Jean Woodcock, I can tell you which costume matches the movie role. I highly recommend Jean's book if you collect paper dolls of long ago celebrities of movie and stage, especially if you find the pieces of cut sets, like this one. Both volumes of Jean's book regularly appear for sale on eBay.

Clockwise from the doll: Silks and Satins (1916), two costumes from Through the Drifts (1916), The Prince and the Pauper (1915) and Little Lady Eileen (1916). Three hats are missing.

By the way, Billie Burke is the second in the series, and had one of the longest careers of her generation, immortalized of course as the Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz movie. Definitely on my search list. Interestingly, Baby Marie Osborne is also featured in this paper doll series, Aug. 1917. Osborne died earlier this month, and the Times had a fascinating obit.

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