Saturday, May 29, 2010
The 15 best entries were given tickets to see the movie "Excuse My Dust" starring Red Skelton, Sally Forrest, Macdonald Carey, Monica Lewis and William Demarest. Red Skelton played a man that invents the automobile, almost costing him his sweetheart because her father owned the town livery stable. The movie was directed by Roy Rowland and is listed as a musicomedy. This movie coloring contest appeared in newspapers in July of 1951.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Florabelle - A Little Paper Child, appeared in the Oakland Tribune newspaper on June 08, 1924. The long tabs on the clothes are to be folded across in the back of the doll then brought around to the front and fastened like a belt - seems a little nutty to me! Florabelle is a cute paper doll and has that sweet 1920's look.
Evelyn, a prize winning paper doll by Virginia, age 16, appeared in the Aunt Elsie Newspaper Magazine on July 27, 1930. Dottie, a prize winning paper doll by Julie Mae, age 15, appeared in the Aunt Elsie Newspaper Magazine on October 06, 1935. Carrie, a prize winning paper doll by Laura, age 15, appeared on May 05, 1935.
This newspaper movie coloring contest ran in January of 1952. "Too Young To Kiss" starred June Allyson, Van Johnson, Gig Young, Paula Corday and Hans Conried. June Allyson plays the part of a pianist posing as a child prodigy. The movie was directed by Robert Z. Leonard.