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

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Amy Magic Doll box

Amy Magic Doll, 1965, Whitman


"Her clothes stay on without tabs!"
"Amy stands up in her own plastic base"

That's the copy on the box -- I can't scan it without squashing it -- will try to take a pic later.

I had this one when I was a kid -- loved the static cling effect -- and bought it partly cut on eBay, which allows me to cut and play with it. Feel free to copy her and put tabs on her pajamas.


Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Maple Sisters bedroom, 1910-1911



The Maple Sisters and their furnishings were a Mapl-Flakes giveaway, if you bought two boxes of the cereal. Uncut sheets have gone for hundreds of dollars at auction. 

I'll be posting more pajama paper dolls here as we look forward to Morgantown. 

You can now download a digital copy of the registration form by clicking on the Morgantown image on the side of this page!



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Bear Family, 1923


Sunday World Cut-Outs by Florence Cannon

This is a copy that was included in the October 2005 issue of Golden Opportunities.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Children's Play Mate January 1959



I love reading vintage magazines. Sometimes, they show a country and a culture in transition.

Minstrel shows in schools were still popular in 1959! A whole script for a children's minstrel show was included in this issue. 

But in this issue it's clear that Children's Play Mate was struggling to keep up with the times: TV shows are referenced throughout, with pictures of child stars from the Mickey Mouse Club (Bobby Burgess and Cubby O'Brien) and the Donna Reed Show (Paul Petersen and Shelley Fabares) included in "cameo" shots in the back of the magazine. 

Of course, TV also recycled old movies and comedy shorts from the early days of Hollywood, and the editors let young readers know that the "Little Rascals" was once "Our Gang" in the movies. This issue included 8 pages of the "funnies," the comic strips that ran in the Sunday newspapers, including Popeye and the Katzenjammer Kids.


This issue had two very different cut-outs! Sylvia and Zbik.



Alaska became a state on January 3, 1959, so the cover is perfect! An excellent chance for Play Mate to capture new readers and introduce them to longtime subscribers, as the cover text makes clear. The cover is signed by Fern Bisel Peat, but neither paper doll has been signed. I'm assuming Sylvia and Zbik are from the pen and brush of Peat, too.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The 2018 Morgantown Paper Doll Party


Thanks to Monduane Harris for the fifties fab design!

Our theme is Pajama Party! I'll be looking through my collection for paper dolls in PJs. If you have one you'd like to share, post it on our Facebook page and I'll link to it here!






Children's Play Mate, January 1941



Jackie and Joan are the Play Mate Twins
Love the accessories: trumpet, toy elephant on wheels, jack-in-the-box, wood duck, toy dog, blocks, bows, beads, rattle and what looks like a little alien! The little grooming accessories, combs and brushes, are darling.