Monday, July 26, 2010

TILLIE THE TOILER Comic Strip Paper Dolls, 1950

These two paper dolls appeared in the TILLIE THE TOILER comic strip from the Sunday comics section of newspapers in July of 1950.

GONE WITH THE WIND Movie Coloring Contest, 1954

A newspaper coloring contest for the reissue of the classic film "Gone With The Wind". I like the picture but this scene never appeared in the actual movie. Gone With The Wind is one of those almost perfect films that could never be duplicated. Great story, great writers, great direction, great cinematography, great wardrobe and what an amazing cast of actors playing an amazing cast of characters. This coloring contest appeared in July of 1954.

Juanita Hamel, Illustrator, 1925 Spring Flowers

Old newspapers have beautiful illustrations. Spring Flowers by Juanita Hamel is an example of the lovely artwork by newspaper illustrators. Her work appeared almost daily in some newspapers in the 1920's and 1930's.

A Lady Cut-Out, 1933

This Lady Cut-Out appeared in newspapers in October of 1933. Directions: First color this picture and then cut out the entire sketch around the outline. Then bend the dress backward to form a perfect hoopskirt. Paste the dress together at "A" and "B" to make her stand.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

LONE STAR Movie Coloring Contest, 1952

Coloring contest to win tickets to see the movie "Lone Star" appeared in newspapers in 1952. Lone Star starred Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi and Ed Begley. It was directed by Vincent Sherman.

WINNIE WINKLE Paper Dolls, 1935

The lovely Winnie Winkle from the Sunday comics of 1935.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Addie Woodruff, 1941

Jack and the Beanstalk paper doll by Addie R. Woodruff from the Modern Fairy Tale Cutouts newspaper paper doll series.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

ROLLO and JUDY by Laura Brock, 1934

Two more members of the Doll Family Paper Doll series by Laura Brock. Rollo and Judy appeared in April of 1934.

Ads for Paper Dolls

Both of these ads appeared in newspapers in 1923.

Let SUSIE Help You Win A Prize, 1937

SUSIE was a newspaper comic strip in the 1930's. This Susie paper doll appeared in a couple of Iowa newspapers in 1937.

THE SEARCHERS Movie Coloring Contest, 1956

Another classic John Wayne movie. The Searchers starred John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Natalie Wood, John Qualen, Harry Carey Jr., Olive Carey, Antonio Moreno, Henry Brandon, Hank Worden, Ken Curtis (Festus in Gunsmoke and I think he was son-in-law to John Ford at that time and he had a beautiful singing voice and was a one-time member of The Sons Of The Pioneers.), Lana Wood, Dorothy Jordan and Pat Wayne. From Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide "Superb Western saga of Wayne's relentless search for niece (Natalie Wood) kidnapped by indians, spanning many years. Color, scenery, photography all splendid, with moving, insightful Frank Nugent script to match (based on Alan LeMay's novel). And who could ever forget that final shot?" The director was, of course, John Ford. John Wayne certainly was in lots of great movies.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Junie and Dainty Dot, 1927

Junie and Dainty Dot paper dolls from members of the Aunt Elsie Paper Doll Club. These two paper dolls appeared in the Oakland Tribune on October 23, 1927.

The MUTT Show, 1962

From June 22, 1962. I like it.

A Doll Cut-Out With Missing Colors in Rhymes, 1934

This paper doll appeared in newspapers on January 21, 1934 and was drawn by Emma C. McKean.

Paddington Bear Coloring Contest, 1977

Lazarus Stores held a Paddington Bear Coloring Contest in 1977. The entry appeared in newspaper ad.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Little Paper Princess, 1924

A Little Paper Princess, Oakland Tribune, 1924.

SISTER, A Modern Fairy Tale Cutout

SISTER is from the newspaper paper doll series "Modern Fairy Tale Cutouts" by Addie Roscoe Woodruff. This paper doll appeared in an Utah newspaper in 1940.

THE GNOME-MOBILE Coloring Contest, 1967

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

When Dicky Boy Goes For A Ride, 1924

From the Oakland Tribune, January 26, 1924.

CHARLIE - The Little Cut-Up, 1937

From the Chronicle Telegram, August 25, 1937.

Monday, July 5, 2010

THERESA Paper Doll, 1924

THERESA in her Tunic and latest Fall Fashions steps out in New Hats and Shoes, appeared in the Atlanta Constitution on November 30, 1924. I could not find an artist name.

ANNA BELLE and Papa Go To The Theater, 1911

From the ANNA BELLE newspaper paper doll series. Anna Belle and Papa Go To The Theater is from December 1911. The artist is F. Gere.

FITZWILLY Movie Coloring Contest, 1967

The movie FITZWILLY starred Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Feldon, Edith Evans, John McGiver, Harry Townes, John Fiedler, Norman Fell, Cecil Kellaway and Sam Waterston. The movie was directed by Delbert Mann. Film debut of Barbara Feldon and Sam Waterston.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Betty Lou by Laura Brock, 1934

Betty Lou is another paper doll from The Doll Family newspaper paper doll series by Laura Brock. She is, in fact, the last member of the Doll Family. Laura Brock begins her series of Movie Star paper dolls after the Betty Lou paper doll.


This is from a series of cut-outs that appeared weekly in newspapers starting about 1909 and lasting into the teens. This cut-out is from May 08, 1910.

Treasure Of The Golden Condor, 1953

Newspaper coloring contest for the movie "Treasure Of The Golden Condor" starring Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Fay Wray, Anne Bancroft, Leo G. Carroll, and Bobby (Robert) Blake. The movie was directed by Delmer Daves and was a remake of "Son Of Fury". The coloring contest appeared on February 13, 1953.

Dancing Dolls From Aunt Elsie, 1921

These "Dancing Dolls" paper dolls are from the Aunt Elsie section of the Oakland Tribune newspaper, January 30, 1921.