Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Scissors Bird Paper Dolls, ca. 1943

This is by Stephens Publishing, with no date listed, and none found in my Mary Young reference books. I'm guessing 1943, based on the fashions as well as the pulpy, foxed paper inside. WWII rationing of paper and fabric would still be in effect. Clothes are simple, daytime hemlines hovering around the knee.


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Jane Withers by Marilyn Henry


A souvenir booklet from the 2005 Paper Doll Convention featured this portrait of Jane Withers by Marilyn Henry. The California events--luncheons and conventions--were star-studded events, masterfully organized by Gene Maiden and Deanna Williams.  

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Piper Laurie, 1953, Merrill


This lovely paper doll of the actress Piper Laurie reminds me of why Merrill paper dolls are so collectible. It's a wonderful likeness of the star, the clothes are beautiful and colorful. This 1953 set contains 3 dolls, all 12 inches tall--what a treat for small hands to dress up.