Monday, May 15, 2023

Fantastic Fashions by Alex Raymond, 1934

Was Dale Arden any relation to Jane Arden? Hmmm, maybe not.
Love the inclusion of the "Earth Costume," but 40 years after 
this paper doll appeared, you would be more likely 
to see the other two sexy outfits at a disco! 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Dianne Feinstein paper doll by Trina Robbins, 1989


Dianne Feinstein has been heroic and steadfast, from Mayor of San Francisco (1978-1988) to the U.S. Senate (1992--the present).  

She became mayor of S.F. after the assassination of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. 

Did you know: Feinstein authored the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired in 2004. She introduced a new assault weapons bill in 2013 that failed to pass. 

Wishing her continued good health as she returns to the U.S. Senate.

Monday, May 8, 2023

Children's PlayMate, May 1942


There was a lot to worry about in May 1942 as the country got on a war footing. 

The paper in Children's PlayMate was more pulpy, as paper was saved for the war effort. But this beautiful Fern Bisel Peat cover showed a gentler world, still going 'round.

A colorful paper doll  by Peat graces the centerfold in the same issue.