Friday, January 28, 2011

Betty Boop by Carol Carey

Since Jan. 17 I've posted items I purchased from Paula Hill. Here is the last item, a relic from the days when paper doll collectors gathered in each others' homes to sell, buy, swap and have a great time. Joan Carol Kaltschmidt had one of the early self-published newsletters, Paper Playthings, which ran from April 1963 until the late 1980s. On June 2, 1973, Joan and a few other collectors hosted a party with the theme of paper dolls from the comics. Carol Carey drew the Betty Boop program and paper doll. Other attendees included Grayce Piemontesi and Barbara Jendrick, both knowledgeable writers with outstanding collections.  I also recognize the names of Emma Terry and Marianne Anderson as collectors and artists. I've had the pleasure of getting to know collectors Carol Carey and Marge Schaffer, who attended this party long ago.

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