The straw purses on the lower left remind me a lot of Barbie’s purse.
My mother never carried one like that, but some of the ladies at Sheridan Road Baptist Church did, and I thought they were so glamorous.
Polka-dot gloves? I had to look twice to make sure. A girl would’ve had to have been very confident to wear something that outrageous and snazzy. Even though these are 52 years old – they’re new to me.
After having had the measles, it never occurred to me than spots on the hands could be stylish.
Images taken from the Spring/Summer Montgomery Ward Catalog, 1960
Barbie – Four Decades of Fashion, Fantasy, and Fun by Marco Tosa
Filed under 1960's, Antiques/Vintage, Ephemera, Fashion, Femininity, Gloves, Montgomery Ward, Purses, Shoes, Vintage Barbie, Vintage catalogs
Isn’t she lovely?
I bought her a few years ago from an ebay seller. After buying other paper dolls from her, I wrote her inquiring about odd lots, incomplete sets, even dolls without clothes and vice versa.
This 1940s girl was one of those purchases.
Very sweet and I just love her shoes.
As near as I can tell, Peg is what’s written on the back of the doll.
Was that the name of the doll, the little girl she belonged to, or both?
1963 Whitman #1976:59 (back cover)
Mattel copyrighted these images in 1962, but the Whitman folder was dated 1963.
Go here for the Barbie from this set.
(I finally got this to upload – Enjoy!)
Because the folder is larger than my scanner, the top line was cut off. It reads: “Clothes ready to punch out ~ no scissors necessary”.
Barbie ~ Whitman #1976:59
Both the Barbie and Ken in this set are copyrighted with the year 1962, but the published date of the folder is 1963.
Barbie’s clothes in this set also fit the Whitman #1963 set, copyrighted 1962. That Barbie has a bubble cut hairstyle, too, but is blond.
The flared red coat was called either a trapeze style or swing, I think, and the length was referred to as a car coat.
Go here for the Ken doll from this set.
Just read a delightful and evocative post on Ann Kroeker’s blog. She tells about the times as a child when she curled up in a reading nook with a stack of Dr. Seuss books, then discovered that mulberries were really real, and not merely as literary invention by the master tongue twister.
More book related memories are shared with us as she recalls trips to the local library, the choices she made there and the impact they had.
I just love reading about books and libraries and other people’s experiences and stories. In fact, when I first discovered blogs a few years ago, my first searches were for ones that specialized in books.
Ann’s post is just my cup of tea.
When I was in elementary school at Mingo, one of the local television stations would broadcast The Wizard of Oz on Easter weekend. I don’t know what TWOO has to do with Jesus’ resurrection, but there it is.
This was way before personal movie collections, video rental, cable television or even home video recorders. If you wanted to watch something, then you’d better catch it when it was broadcast because it might take a long, long time to have a chance to see it again.
We didn’t even get to see It’s a Wonderful Life every Christmas.
But we did get to see The Wizard of Oz every Easter.
And if you were blessed enough to have a friend like Mary Jane Matthews, you got to watch it in color. (Mary Jane was a bright and lovely girl in her own right, quite aside from having a color television).
This set of Judy Garland paper dolls are from the book Glamorous Movie Stars of the Thirties Paper Dolls, by Tom Tierney, 1978.
Unfortunately, a few years ago I wrote the year of each movie under the title and it looks a bit messy.
Patty Duke, Whitman 1965
Cathy, Whitman 1965
I apologize for the slanted view and cropped off part of Cathy’s hair. It was the only way I could see to scan it at full size, however, I’ll give it another try later and update this post if I’m successful.
Patty's and Cathy's clothes
Most of the paper dolls that I buy are used and so I assume that there are pieces missing (unless the owner was very tidy and careful). Cathy doesn’t have nearly as many clothes in this set and I wonder why. Were her clothes prettier and became too worn and tattered to keep? Did the owner spill something on them (there are no stains on the dolls or other dresses)? Or did the family dog eat them along with her spelling homework?
Again I apologize for the quality of these pictures with printing being cut off on the side. It’s very difficult to scan these books without completely breaking the spine (which I don’t want to do, of course). Photographing them is only slightly better because, again, the pages won’t lie flat.
For legibility, click to enlarge, then click again. The print will then be clear enough to read.
The green page is from Carol Nichols book: Paper Dolls of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s: Identification and Value Guide, 2005, printed by Collector Books, P.O. Box 3009, Paducah, Kentucky 42002-3009.
Hayley Mills, That Darn Cat
Wasn’t she just the cutest thing? She’s probably the cutest senior citizen now.
Everybody loved Hayley Mills.
Younger daughter of the famous actor John Mills, sister of Juliet Mills (The Nanny and the Professor), she tugged at our hearts in Pollyana, made us laugh in The Parent Trap and That Darn Cat and typified the mid-60s teenager in The Trouble with Angels (one of my favorite movies of all time).
The paperdolls from That Darn Cat were in my small collection as a girl, but that folder has been long gone and I replaced it with some that I bought on ebay.
The clothes below belong to the Doris Day paper doll set by Whitman, 1955. It is booklet #1952.
Go here for the first post.