Monday, September 10, 2018

Little Miss Up-To-Date, 1918


I was happy to make this purchase recently from the collection of Tamara Gerard.
American Colortype, 1918.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fashion Cut-Outs, Whitman 1945





Ethel, one of four lovely dolls in the set, each measuring 12 inches. 

The clothing is flocked, a nice touch. 



Here are some images found on Pinterest and Picasa: 






Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018

Browsing antiques


Solvang and Arroyo Grande in California offered wonderful opportunities for browsing all kinds of antiques. 









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.