Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Another paper doll from the Modern Fairy Tale Cut-Outs by Addie R. Woodruff. The Woodcutter's Daughter paper doll appeared in newspapers in 1941.
Here are four examples of "Counting Contests" found in newspapers. These contests appeared in newspapers in the following years - Count the Dots (1937), Count the Bats and Balls (1965), Count the Diamonds (1952), and Count the Roses (1959).
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I found these two Jane Arden paper dolls last night, not from the comics, but from the Children's Page of the Salina Journal, Kansas. The paper dolls are from March 18, 1951 and March 25, 1951.
Newspapers printed fight score-cards for radio listeners. This score-card is for the Tunney vs. Dempsey fight of September 1927. I am not a fight fan but even I know Jack Dempsey - it even looks like him on the score-card. From the San Antonio Express, September 22, 1927.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The movie, Tortilla Flat, was based on the novel by John Steinbeck about a California fishing community. The film stars Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, Sheldon Leonard, Donald Meek, John Qualen and Allen Jenkins. The director was Victor Fleming. I have never seen this movie but it has very good reviews.
The coloring contest appeared in a Pennsylvanian newspaper in 1942.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
This is one scene from a series of four in a GONE WITH THE WIND newspaper coloring contest that appeared in 1941. The primary character from the movie featured in this scene is Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes.
A coloring contest used to advertise a cut-out page of paper dolls, Molly & Dolly, and their wardrobe of colored costumes available in the February 22, 1920 Herald and Examiner, Chicago. Cut Out and Color Molly appeared in a Wisconsin newspaper on February 14, 1920.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This caricature of the stars from the film "We're Not Dressing" appeared in a Brownsville newspaper on May 20, 1934. Pictured are George Burns and Gracie Allen, Carole Lombard, Ethel Merman and Bing Crosby.
Monday, August 2, 2010
This newspaper coloring contest for the movie KIM appeared in a New Mexico newspaper on April 24, 1951. KIM starred Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas, Thomas Gomez, Cecil Kellaway and Laurette Luez. The film was based on the Rudyard Kipling classic.
I came across this cute dancing paper doll in a Montana newspaper. It appeared in a section of the paper called The Children's Gazette on May 27, 1923. Directions: Paste doll and standard on cardboard, and Russian costume and hat on very thin cardboard or heavy paper. Cut out following outlines. Carefully paste standard behind doll to make her stand firmly. Color the doll with paints or crayons and you will have a very pretty toy.