Friday, September 30, 2011

BOOTS and Her Night Attire, 1944

BOOTS, February 20, 1944. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

ANNA BELLE Plays Tennis, 1916

From the ANNA BELLE paper doll series that ran in newspapers for many years. Anna Belle Plays Tennis , July 01, 1916.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rose Marie from Paper Playmates Series, 1936

From the newspaper paper doll series "Paper Playmates" by Dudley T. Fisher, Jr. March 07, 1936.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Pretty BOOTS For You To Color, 1943

September 12, 1943. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

The NUT-BROS. Cut-Outs, 1933

The NUT BROS. comic strip by Gene Ahern starred brothers Ches Nut and Wal Nut. The NUT BROS. first appeared as a topper for the comic strip OUR BOARDING HOUSE in October of 1931. This nutty cut-out appeared in Sunday papers on December 10, 1933.

C'mon Kids - Dress Him Up!, 1935

HERKY'S New Summer Wardrobe appeared in the Sunday Comics of April 21, 1935. HERKY was a comic strip by Clyde Lewis. I have found one other paper doll from this comic strip for Easter time. Anyway, it still feels like summer in Houston with highs in the upper 90's and no rain. I think HERKY is kinda funny.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Paper Dolls by Aunt Elsie Club Members, 1928

A paper doll drawn by Virgilia Holliday, age 14. From August 12, 1928.

Baby Georgie, a paper doll by Verla Brown, age 13. From August 12, 1928.

A Woodnymph and her flowery gowns by Brownie Morrison, age 16. From November 11, 1928.

Yum-Yum and little Yo-San, paper dolls by Myrtle R. Morrison, age 16. From November 11, 1928. I wonder if Brownie and Myrtle are sisters, maybe twins - I will have to locate them in the census and find out.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Here is Mervie, one of BOOTS' boyfriends, of which there are many. From September 13, 1942.

Yep, Boots and Babe Again

From August 16, 1942.

Babe and her broom, from December 06, 1942. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Teeny, a friend of Bootkins

BOOTKINS' friend Teeny as a paper doll. From May 16, 1937. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Wapasso & Tanagida, 1923

Wapasso and his sister, Tanagida, new friends of Betty Cut-Out. From August 12, 1923.

Boots, Babe & Pug, 1941

April 13, 1941. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Monday, September 19, 2011

BOOTS, 1938

May 22, 1938.

August 28, 1938. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Little Miss BOOTKINS, 1936

BOOTKINS paper doll from October 18, 1936. Many thanks to Edgar Martin. (It rained!!)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Freckles and His Friends as Paper Dolls, 1929

I found FRECKLES and HIS FRIENDS as Paper Dolls in a Canadian newspaper from Saturday, January 05, 1929. Unfortunately the paper doll sheet was spread across two pages of the newspaper.

Cut-Out Dolls from A. W. Nugent

From October 01, 1933.

From August 02, 1936.

From March 06, 1938.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Dress the Doll, 1922

From October 15, 1922.

Billy Cut-Out, 1923

From the Betty Cut-Out series, July 01, 1923.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood Paper Doll, 1927

This Little Red Riding Hood paper doll appeared in the Susie May Coloring series on May 14, 1927.

Bonnie Brae Cut-Ups To Cut Out and Colour, 1962

A newspaper ad for the new Bonnie Brae Fashions at EATON'S. Paper dolls to colour and cut out. From a Canadian newspaper, August 24, 1962. -- Thank GOD the wild fires here in Texas are almost all out. A fairly big fire occurred here in Houston yesterday. Still 100-degrees and no rain but that may change by this weekend.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Color DON KNOTTS at McDonalds, 1967

That hamburger is bigger than Don Knotts' head! Don Knotts was very popular when I was a kid. I watched him on television and saw him in the movies. This newspaper ad for McDonald's featuring Don Knotts appeared in papers in October of 1967.

Carmen & The Friendly Flops, Aunt Elsie 1922

Carmen paper doll from January 22, 1922.

The cute "Friendly Flops" from February 26, 1922.

Monday, September 12, 2011

She Was A Sleek and Lazy Cat, 1928

Newspaper illustration from June 08, 1928. Another "jolly bird".

More Cute Dolls, 1922

From November 05, 1922.

From November 12, 1922.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jolly Birds, CATS!

I am a big fan of P. G. Wodehouse, especially his Jeeves and Wooster stories. "Jolly birds, cats" so says Bertie Wooster of Cuthbert the cat - a terrific line. I fell in love with this coloring page for children from an Altoona newspaper. The artist is Cynthia C. Vasilis. From September 1979.

U. May Dresser Paper Doll, 1938

From June 05, 1938. A. W. Nugent.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The MUPPET MOVIE Coloring Contest, 1979

My kind of coloring contest! Color Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal and the whole muppet gang. This coloring contest appeared in newspapers on August 15, 1979.

Dress Dollie For Her Auto Trip, 1913

Can You Dress Dollie For Her Auto Trip? Eleanor, a paper doll by Raye Dryer, from October 19, 1913.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mary Jo McGinnis Paper Doll, 1935

Here is another Mary Jo McGinnis paper doll from the comic strip "Muggs McGinnis". From May 20, 1935. Mary Jo wants to play with the dogs.

Going To The DOGS with A. W. Nugent

The cute Miss Dog cut-out from August 13, 1933.

The Boys, from April 08, 1934.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

How To Dress The Doll, 1922

From October 08, 1922.

A boy paper doll from October 22, 1922. These paper dolls seem to be the same as Twinkle-Tots and Dolly-Doos.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

BRIGHT EYES Movie Coloring Contest, 1934

This coloring contest for the movie "Bright Eyes" starring Shirley Temple appeared in newspapers in December of 1934.

A Dancing Doll of Pollykin, 1923

"Here we have Pollykin in her dancing costume. You all remember Pollykin of the Woodland Wonder Tales. Follow the directions carefully in cutting her out." From June 17, 1923.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Officer 6-7/8 Paper Doll, 1935

The comical cop from the "High Pressure Pete" newspaper comic strip as a paper doll. I have already posted the paper doll of High Pressure Pete. Paper doll appeared in newspapers in April of 1935. - - - - - - - - I have had jury duty all week long and it finally ended today. It was a criminal case of enviromental crimes. The verdict was guilty. What the jury found out today after the punishment phase was that the defendant in the case will next go on trial for the attempted murder of his sister with a bomb placed in a box of candy. A very scary man. - - - I hope to get back to regular posting tomorrow.