Dolls and Toys


Japanese Love Dolls


PondGirl Allison writes:

  "These are 'Vogue Jill' fashion dolls, popular, I think, from 1957 to 1963. They are collectable dolls but, I don't collect them. They can get to be very expensive!"   






Here is a yummy doll party frock -
love to see this on a real woman!

The front split is divine...the style was called Polonaise
in the
nineteenth century





Ace points to this Shirley Temple doll offering





The Fashion Doll Chronicles

Steve B. found this great doll picture blog with lots of bouffant, including hoops, and 'proper' underpinnings.




(below) More Fashion Doll Chronicles, from David M.



Shelley recommends this page. Pictured is a doll is called "Patio Party" and is available with other similar 50s figures.



(above) ...all enlargeable (left) "Ravishing Rouge Barbie (right) "High Tea" Barbie



Sugarbarre points out this artistic photo of 50s Barbie dolls







Barbie in college!
(Wonder which college? M?)

From Crinolyn





From Barbie's 50th Anniversary
at Bloomingdales

Sent by Crinolyn



(above left) "High Tea" Barbie

(above right) 'Tonner' doll

(above right) Click for another view




Madame Fifi Miniature Art advertisement at left - appears the picture at right might be from the collection, but we are not sure.











Dave M. sent this doll pattern package from 1955


Priscilla writes: "I have looked up Gene Dolls, and I found the apparently authoritative website,
which says that the first ones were produced in 1995.  The original advertising campaign included a book, that is a "biography" of her as Gene Marshall, a star from the 30's, 40's and 50's.  For that reason, it would be perfectly likely for her to have patterns for 1950's dresses, even with supposed dates."

(above) 'Ravishing Rouge' Barbie Doll


"In this week's TV Guide (2005), there is a wonderful ad for a special edition reproduction of the 1960's Shirley Temple Playpal doll! 
She is just adorable in her pink organdy (?) dress and is nearly 3 feet tall, just like the original. I tried to find an online photo but I couldn't find one, but she is for sale by the Danbury Mint for $175.00"


Here is an example of the
ORIGINAL version (1960)


Here is a tangential old
eBay offering.


(above) enlargeable (right) Alice  More Alice


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