Friday, October 30, 2009

THEM Coloring Contest - 1954

This newspaper coloring contest for the movie "THEM" appeared on June 12, 1954. Review for the movie from Leonard Maltin's Guide - Them! (1954)****Director: Gordon Douglas. Starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, Onslow Stevens. First-rate 1950's sci-fi about giant ant mutations running wild in the Southwest. Intelligent script (by Ted Sherdeman, from George Worthing Yates' story) extremely well directed, with memorable climax in the L.A. sewers. Fess Parker has a small but memorable role. Look fast for Leonard Nimoy at a teletype machine.

A Salute to the PHILLIES

A salute to the Philadelphia PHILLIES. These cards are from the 1960's and I really do not know these guys. I was a big ASTROS fan from the mid-1970's to mid-1980's and I know all the PHILLIES players from those years.

Let's Play Ball Paper Doll

Little Jack Jelf is fit to play baseball since eating his carrots and spinach. This Modern Mother Goose Cut-Out by Addie R. Woodruff appeared in newspapers on March 10, 1940.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Salute to the YANKEES

A salute to the New York YANKEES for making it to the World Series.

Tomorrow a salute to the PHILLIES.

Paper Dolls Play Baseball

My paper doll tribute to the World Series. Pug playing baseball appeared in newspapers on July 05, 1953 and Tillie the Toiler appeared July 09, 1950.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cat and Mouse

A cute coloring contest that appeared in a Pennsylvania newspaper on October 24, 1992.

Happy Halloween BOOTS

The newspaper paper doll of BOOTS appeared on November 08, 1942 and the paper doll of the PROFESSOR appeared on November 22, 1942.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I found this ad for Tim Burton's NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS in a comic book at a library book sale.

Color Me Spooky - Wanda the Witch

Twin Centers Mall in Oxnard, California held a "Color Wanda the Witch" contest for Halloween. This color page and entry form appeared in an Oxnard newspaper on October 17, 1977. I like the cat sitting on Wanda's back - I have named him Lewis. My mom, Wanda, has two brother cats named Morse and Lewis (is you like Mystery on PBS you will recognize the names) and Lewis is her main man.

Wanda the Witch Paper Doll

I had to post this greeting card of Wanda the Witch paper doll. My mom's name is Wanda, so Wanda is always a good witch.

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Tarantula" Movie Coloring Contest - 1955

This newspaper coloring contest appeared in a Connecticut newspaper on December 05, 1955. The 10 winners received a pair of guest tickets to see the movie "Tarantula". A review of the movie from Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide - Tarantula (1955) *** Director: Jack Arnold. Starring John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott, Eddie Parker. Scientist Carroll's new growth formula works a little too well, and pretty soon there's a humongous spider chewing up the countryside. One of the best giant-insect films, with fast pacing, convincing special effects, and interesting subplot detailing formula's effect on humans. That's Clint Eastwood as the jet squadron leader in the final sequence.

Spooky Tree To Color - 1948

This Halloween scene to color appeared in some newspapers on October 30, 1948. The artist is Marilyn Mueller.

DOLLY DINGLE's Friends Paper Dolls

Dolly Dingle's friends are ready for Halloween. The artist is, of course, Grace Drayton of Campbell Soup kid fame. These paper dolls belong to my mom.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

KATY KEENE Halloween

Some Halloween images from my mom's Katy Keene comics and comic digest magazines.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Decoration For Kids To Make - 1977

This halloween decoration for children to color and cut-out appeared in a Pennsylvania newspaper on October 21, 1977.

Pauline and Her Kitty Paper Doll from Aunt Elsie

Another newspaper paper doll from "Aunt Elsie" of the Oakland Tribune. Pauline and Her Kitty paper doll appeared on October 24, 1920

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween Paper Dolls from Wee Wisdom

Oakland Tribune Illustration from 1909

The Oakland Tribune had wonderful illustrations for their Sunday Magazine Cover in the 1900's. This illustration is from November 21, 1909 - I could not find the name of the artist.

Ad for "The Well Dressed Bear" by MADAME ALEXANDER

A very cute ad for "The Well Dressed Bear" by MADAME ALEXANDER. My mom always bought me a MADAME ALEXANDER Doll for Christmas when I was a little girl. I have a fairly large collection with dolls mainly from the 1960's and early 1970's.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Shirley Temple Coloring Contest - 1958

This Shirley Temple coloring contest appeared in various newspaper in May of 1958. A clothing store held the contest and some of the prizes were Shirley Temple dolls.

Shirley Temple Paper Doll by Laura R. Brock

A Shirley Temple paper doll from the newspaper series of movie star paper dolls by Laura R. Brock in 1934. It is good to be well again.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Billy and Kitty Kat - 1922

"Billy and Kitty Kat Spend A Day At The Seashore" paper dolls appeared in an Indiana newspaper on September 24, 1922. I believe that the artist name is C. J. Colle. I was not sure what the little owl looking thing at the bottom of the page was - so I did not color it.

Felix the Cat Play Money - 1933

This "Felix the Cat" Lucky Bucks Play Money appeared in the Sunday newspapers of March 19, 1933.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Coloring Contests - Win Trip to Disneyland

Hush Puppies Shoes held a coloring contest for children in 1971. First prize was a week at Disneyland.
Aunt Jemima and Alice in Apple Land Applesauce had a coloring contest for children in 1957. First prize was a week at Disneyland. Both of these coloring contests appeared in newspapers.

Miss Disneyland Cutout - 1965

"Miss Disneyland Cutout" from the August 1965 issue of GOLDEN MAGAZINE For Boys and Girls. My mom bought this magazine at a church garage sale several years ago.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Count the Ice Cubes Contest - 1935

This "Count the Ice Cubes" contest appeared on May 19, 1935 in The Port Arthur News. "Every Woman Wants A New Crosley Shelvador".


The Bootkins paper doll is from the Sunday comics in 1937. The Boots paper doll is from February 26, 1950. Thanks to Edgar Martin.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Liddle Biddle Peep Paper Doll - 1968

"Liddle Biddle Peep" is from my childhood favorite paper doll set - The Liddle Kiddles. This paper doll set is based on fairy tales and nursery rhymes, published by Mattel in 1968. Tape was a very important part of my paper doll collection when I was a child - heads, arms and legs were always coming off the dolls.