My mother accompanied me to a doll lecture several years ago to help set up the exhibit dolls. As a result of her “oohing and ahhing” over one of the reborn dolls included in the exhibit, I had an identical doll made...Read More
Category: Dolls in Black – Chronicles and Perspectives
Photograph courtesy of Deb Tuttle, ebay seller betutt One of my first childhood dolls was Thumbelina by Ideal. First produced in 1961-1962, the doll had a wooden knob in its back. When turned, it wriggled or squirmed like a...Read More
Until today, Vogue’s Jill Back to Basics doll remained “basic,” awaiting the arrival of her due-in-May, “Park Avenue Shopping” clothing pack. Her one-piece, pale pink lace teddy, nude mesh stockings, white elasticized high-heel...Read More
In the midst of a self-imposed doll-buying hiatus, I recently stumbled without regret. Instead, I felt immense exhilaration after a doll purchase with shipping that totaled $12.97. This inexpensive purchase resulted in...Read More
During the third quarter of 2009, I wrote Vogue to inquire about the possible inclusion of an African American (AA) Dress Me Boy as well as an AA 21st Century Jill. I was told that both were a possibility. This past December,...Read More
Using their 10-inch Cissette and Coquette Cissy dolls, Madame Alexander pays tribute to three African American women trailblazers. In 1921, after enrolling in aviation school in France, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became the...Read More
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