Monday, October 31, 2011

POLLYKIN and Her Mittens

Another POLLYKIN paper doll. September 16, 1922.

Beware of Flying Monkeys!

Another picture from THE WIZARD OF OZ coloring contest. The flying monkey is from August 29, 1939. The picture had a lot of dark lines running through it and I tried to clean it up the best I could. Happy Halloween.
August 29, 1939.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paper Pollykin as a Little French Girl, 1922

Here is POLLYKIN, from Woodland Wonder Tales, with her new costume. From October 07, 1922.

The Three Sisters

I could not resist those faces. "Here Is Another In The Series Of Coloring Contests Conducted By The Times." From July 12, 1931. Jolly little birds!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

JUDY and Elf, 1933

"This is Judy, who is known as one of the prettiest girls in the neighborhood. She has lovely blonde curls and deep blue eyes. She loves to dress like the older girls and poses for you in this picture with her best friend and bodyguard, Elf, her Russian wolfhound." I found Judy, a Laura Brock paper doll, in a newspaper from October 30, 1933.

Action Girl Comic Book

A paper doll page from ACTION GIRL comic book 19, Winter 2000. Created and edited by Sarah Dyer.


Ann Sothern on the cover of Movie-Radio Guide, Nov. 29 - Dec. 05, 1941.

Half of a lobby card for the movie "Up Goes Maisie" starring Ann Sothern and George Murphy. 1946

Close-up of Ann Sothern from the above lobby card. Thanks mom.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Keeping Our Cats Safe From Witches This Hallowe'en

I forgot to write down the date but I believe the year was 1913. Be sure and tuck those kitties safe and snug in their beds this Hallowe'en.

JIMMY and His Costumes, 1932

JIMMY the paper doll by Margaret Dudley, age 14, and a member of the SLT Junior club (much like the Aunt Elsie Club). From January 03, 1932.

BOOTS and Her Costumes, 1938

September 25, 1938. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Big 'n Little Sister Outfits, 1952

Big and little sister paper dolls by Jean Rossiter, age 14, Aunt Elsie club member. Big sister looks like Barbie to me - was Barbie around in 1952? From October 12, 1952.

MISS BEAR, A. W. Nugent 1932

Here is Miss Bear for your to cut out and dress. Unfortunately her right hand got cut off in the newspaper but she is still cute-as-a-button. A. W. Nugent, November 15, 1932.

Design Your Own Paper Doll Clothes, 1953

An article from the newspapers about making paper doll clothes. From December 27, 1953.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Legend Of Boggy Creek, 1973

From Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide - "THE LEGEND OF BOGGY CREEK. Director - Charles B. Pierce. Starring - Willie E. Smith, John P. Nixon, John W. Gates, Jeff Crabtree and Buddy Crabtree. Docudrama about sightings of a horrifying swamp monster in an Arkansas community. This modest but well-touted endeavor became a hugh success, inspiring many similar films--including RETURN TO BOGGY CREEK and THE BARBARIC BEAST OF BOGGY CREEK PART II (which is actually the third in the series)." - - -Newspaper coloring contest from June 22, 1973.

Animal Fun with A. W. Nugent, 1932

Two cut-out animal dolls that will sit up and stand for you. A. W. Nugent, July 31, 1932. I like!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Hole In The Head, 1960

The movie "A HOLE IN THE HEAD" was directed by Frank Capra and starred Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Eddie Hodges and Keenan Wynn. Won an Oscar for the song "High Hopes". Newspaper coloring contest from January 18, 1960.

DIANE and Her Wardrobe, 1950

This paper doll submitted by Jane Robinson, age 14 and an Aunt Elsie Club member, appeared in the Tribune on November 05, 1950. Cute.

BOOTS' Friends Are Ready For Halloween

From November 19, 1939.

From October 27, 1940. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Borrah Minevitch and His Rascals, 1937

I LIKE! This coloring contest jumps into my top ten favorites. "Win A Genuine Minevitch Harmonica. Simple color this picture of BORRAH MINEVITCH and HIS RASCALS." From September 11, 1937. ---Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a genuine Minevitch Harmonica. Thank you in advance, Lucy.

Annabelle's Hallowe'en Party, 1926

From the newspaper paper doll series. This Annabelle paper doll, celebrating Hallowe'en, was in this newspaper on November 27, 1926!

Susie & Teddy Are Ready For Hallowe'en, 1927

Another Susie May coloring, from October 29, 1927.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

So Dear To My Heart, 1949

From Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide - "SO DEAR TO MY HEART. 1949 Warm, nostalgic Disney film about young boy's determination to raise a black sheep and bring him to State Fair competition. Brimming with period charm and atmosphere; several animated sequences, too. Songs include 'Lavender Blue (Dilly, Dilly).' Screenplay by John Tucker Battle, from Sterling North's book 'Midnight and Jeremiah'. Director: Harold Schuster; starring Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Bobby Driscoll, Luana Patten and Harry Carey. ***1/2." - - - I have never seen this movie, but it sounds like a movie I would enjoy. Newspaper coloring contest from February 16, 1949.

Relaxing At Home With HORACE, 1943

Here is hunky HORACE, husband of BABE and friend of BOOTS, spending a relaxing Sunday morning around the house. October 17, 1943. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Fritzi's Fashions, 1935

The lovely Fritzi Ritz and her new wardrobe, from the comic strip "Fritzi Ritz" by Ernie Bushmiller. April 07, 1935.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fun With Witches!

A truly wicked witch - Margaret Hamilton in THE WIZARD OF OZ. This is one of several images from a coloring contest that appeared in newspapers in August and September of 1939.

A witch paper doll by Nancy Lawler, age 13, a member of the Aunt Elsie Club. From October 26, 1958.

Help Rose pick a costume for Halloween. A paper doll by Ramona Robertson, age 13, an Aunt Elsie club member. From October 31, 1943.

THE WIZARD OF OZ coloring contest from May 07, 1992.

"Well, Halloween is near again and the Doll family is going to give a big party. Beth, as one of the newer members, is going to attend as a witch. She will certainly be a sweet-looking witch, won't she? I'll bet she'll have a hard time scaring anybody at the party." BETH, a paper doll by Laura Brock. From October 29, 1933.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Newspaper Paper Dolls from 1916

October 22, 1916.

October 15, 1916.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

EDWARDIAN COSTUMES, National Trust Acorns, 1985

EDWARDIAN COSTUMES was one of a series of paper doll books published by The National Trust. The paper dolls are reversible - brightly colored on one side and black & white on the other side. I do not know if these books are still available but I highly recommend them. Thanks mom.

Halloween Fun With DOLLY DINGLE & Friends

From "Adventures of DOLLY DINGLE Paper Dolls" a book of Dolly Dingle reproductions by Dover Publications, Inc. 1985. All the DOLLY DINGLE paper doll books published by Dover are wonderful - great paper doll books at reasonable prices.

Dolly Dingle's Little Friend Joey is one postcard from a series of Dolly Dingle Postcards published by Dover in 1984. Thanks mom.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Halloween Paper Doll by A. W. Nugent, 1938

This newspaper paper doll by A. W. Nugent appeared in newspapers on October 30, 1938.


Newspaper coloring contest from October 17, 1977.

BOOTKINS' friend, Mr. Scarecrow, as a paper doll. May 02, 1937. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

The best scarecrow of them all - Ray Bolger in The Wizard Of Oz. This movie coloring contest appeared in newspapers in August of 1939.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

CHERRY, A Paper Doll by Laura Brock, 1933

I really like the style of Laura Brock's paper dolls. November 26, 1933.

Mopsy Paper Doll, 1958

Mopsy by Gladys Parker. The paper doll is marked March 15, 1958 but appeared in this newspaper on February 22, 1959.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cute Boy Doll, 1935

A newspaper paper doll by Marjorie Wales from December 15, 1935.