Friday, July 6, 2018

Seattle Convention: The Artists Gallery

The remarkable books created by Tamara Gerard were on display in the Artists Gallery.

Tamara Gerard

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Jock of Scotland, 1932

I first posted this on my blog back in 2009! Still one of my favorite sets, Dolls of Many Lands, Whitman, 1932. I have this uncut, but in Morgantown I bought a cut version, too.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

My Dolly and Me by Eileen Rudisill Miller

Rudy Miller has created a charming paper doll book sure to win the heart of the child within all of us. Lovely large size dolls, Caya and Maia, and their dolls Hailey and Harper, promise hours of fun. This would make a perfect introduction to paper dolls for the young child in your life.

You can order by clicking here: Paperdoll Review.

Tillie Cutout Club, 1951

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Silent Screen Stars by David Wolfe

If you're like me, you unwind by watching Turner Classic Movies. I'm especially fond of those amazing silent films. There is a haunting mystique to the silents, where every gesture and expression counts for so much. David Wolfe has done a tremendous job of capturing the faces and fashions of the era in his latest paper doll book. 

David focuses on six of the biggest stars of that time: Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Gloria Swanson, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks and Greta Garbo. What a line-up! And of course he gives us a brief but compelling commentary on each star and her film career. 

This is must-have for the paper doll collector who is enthralled with movies and fashion -- and isn't that every one of us?

You can order your copy at Paperdoll Review.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Ladies of the Titanic Paper Dolls by Norma Lu Meehan and Randy Bryan Bigham

Norma Lu Meehan has done it again, capturing the spirit and substance of a fashion era in her inimitable style. Here, with an assist from writer Randy Bryan Bigham, she brings to life the stories of six women who sailed on the Titanic, from the wealthy dowager in first class to the working girl in steerage. An absolutely lovely book.

You can order it by clicking here: Paperdoll Review.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Memorial Day

The 2018 Paper Doll Convention in Seattle

This picture was taken in October 2016, when Micheal and Sharry O'Hara were catching up on Broadway shows during a NYC visit. Rob and I met them for a drink and it was great fun talking about all things convention!

This year's theme is Entertainment. The dress-up nights will be a blast! 

I'll be doing a presentation on vaudeville, and reviewing many of the famous stars who got their start in that old-time showcase of talent. 

I'll also be one of the competition judges, so please make sure you bring that outstanding example from your collection. Anne Donze is overseeing the competition and there are many fun categories. 

It's not too late to register to attend in person or to receive an outstanding array of souvenirs! 

Click on the logo in the column of this blog, or just click here:

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Harry & Meghan by Rudy Miller

What in blazes am I doing up so early? I do have to work a conference at 8 a.m., so thought I'd peek into the festivities "across the pond" as they say...

You can order this fabulous paper doll set here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Some Morgantown paper doll pictures

Is it May already? Thank goodness! But I want to make sure I post a few pictures from the Morgantown luncheon before I dive into the Seattle convention. I've posted these on our Facebook group page, but just in case you haven't joined us there, here's a peek.

Above and below, Raffle Table items....

Grab bags -- boxes full of cut paper dolls--are among the most popular items on the raffle table.

I love this compilation of single-sheet paper dolls that Martha Raively put together.

Someone on Facebook shared information about this new set, which I purchased for a Raffle Table donation: wrapping paper with 4 paper doll tags. But I can't imagine cutting up this lovely sheet or folding it to wrap a gift. Who could resist carefully cutting it up and dressing the dolls? The company that produces this item is call "beve!"

Monday, April 16, 2018

Morgantown Luncheon, 2018

Well another swell party has come to an end! I've posted a few pictures on our Facebook group page.  As time permits, I'll post a few here, too.
I'll let you know as soon as we have a date for next year's event.
Meanwhile, The Seattle Paper Doll Convention is a mere three months away!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dell paper doll, The Delineator, April 1921

The robe! and that doll! Kudos to the artist who gave the doll a very distinctive look.

I like the detail of having one foot in the robe pocket, too. That red hat is not a sleeping cap; it goes with another outfit that I will post later.

We are two weeks away from Morgantown! Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Barbara Ann by Viv, 1954

A cozy robe for a snowy Wednesday.

I bought a few of these cut Hallmark paper doll cards on eBay last year. Thanks to Teri Pettit, I know this is Barbara Ann by Viv, 1954.

Teri's website is exceptional: She gives you the formats to print out copies of paper dolls from her collection.

Here's a sample of a Barbara Ann page from her website. Click here for more: Teri Pettit.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018