Sunday, November 29, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
One of my large size paper doll sheets. Could be from a convention, a Paula Hill party or a flea market find...The colors are wonderfully vivid. Circa 1940s or 1950s? Your guess is as good as mine (although I bet someone out there knows exactly!)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020
Mary Hartline and Super Circus, the show that made her a star, were a few years before my time.
Super Circus ran from 1949 to 1955. This paper doll was a Kellogg's cereal promotion. I wonder how many boxtops kids had to send in? It's a static cling doll, so no tabs on the outfit, just rub the outfit on the doll. The cling is still there.
Sunday, November 1, 2020
You can find more images from a variety of women's magazines at The Gender and Women's Studies Collection at the University of Wisconsin Digital Library.
Carol Carey reminded me today that Halloween was Arlene Del Fava's favorite holiday.
Carol made these Halloween frocks for an Arlene Del Fava paper doll created by Mary Sienkiwicz for our NYC/NJ paper doll group in 2003.
Arlene, who we lost in 2020, told me once that she was a 20th-century girl.
I know exactly what she meant.