Sunday, September 30, 2012


 August 28, 1921.  DOLLY FOLKS' FURNISHINGS No. 15.  Folks used to have a parlor where they entertained guests, but we are going to be quite up to date, call it the music room and start out with a piano.

September 04, 1921.  DOLLY FOLK'S FURNISHINGS No. 16.  Nobody could take piano lessons or play a bit till the piano bench came, so here it is, and a pretty upholstered divan beside.

I have been watching the Ryder Cup all weekend.  Congratulations to the Europeans, what a come back!

This is CHRISTmas

December 06, 1973.  Stand-up Nativity scene.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Presidential Campaign of 1904

 September 04, 1904.  A Campaign Hat for PARKER and DAVIS.

September 11, 1904.  A Campaign Hat for ROOSEVELT and FAIRBANKS.  Two newspaper cut-outs for the children of 1904.  Follow the directions for putting the hats together and you too can show your support for either presidential candidate, PARKER or ROOSEVELT.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Cut-Out Toys for Kiddies Young and Old

 September 12, 1909.  THE CLOWN TOY.  Directions:  Cut out objects.  Fold and paste cart.  Paste top half of goose together, also top half of clown.  Place clown in slit  in seat.  Use a string for lines.
September 05, 1909.  GOAT WAGON TOY.  Cut out objects.  Paste boy together, also girl.  Fold wagon to shape and paste sides together.  Cut slits at A and B for boy and girl.  Paste top part of goat together and paste shafts to wagon.  Fasten spools by means of matches as shown in this drawing.  (Please do not use matches!!) - - - - I had posted a copy of this toy before but this one is much cleaner.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


1984.  HAWAIIAN DANCERS Paper Doll Book by Bernard Atkins for Great Creations.  Printed in Hawaii.  A treasure found at Half-Price Books.

Monday, September 24, 2012


November 25, 1934.  The coolest comic strip paper dolls came from FLASH GORDON by Alex Raymond.  His Supreme Intelligence, MING THE MERCILESS, Emperor of Mongo is one bad dude but is also one great paper doll.


June 28, 1938.  Winners of this coloring contest won tickets to see the 1st episode in the serial "Flash Gordon's Trip To Mars".  I am guessing that it starred Buster Crabbe as our hero.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mopsy Paper Dolls 1959

 April 12, 1959.  This comic strip ends with Mopsy taking her cat to a voice instructor.

 April 19, 1959.

 April 12, 1959.

May 31, 1959.

This is CHRISTmas

November 26, 1985.  "Oh, come let us adore HIM."

Saturday, September 22, 2012


 A movie coloring contest for the film "THE LITTLE PRINCESS".  It starred Shirley Temple, Richard Greene, Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Cesar Romero, Arthur Treacher, Marcia Mae Jones and Sybil Jason.  Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  Directed by Walter Lang.
 April 07, 1939.  First scene to be colored from a series of three.
 April 08, 1939.  Second scene to be colored.  This one is really cute.
April 10, 1939.  Third and last scene to be colored.

Friday, September 21, 2012

NEW HORIZONS Coloring Contest

September 28, 1986.  What is NEW HORIZONS?  A movie, a T.V. show, a comic strip . . . .?  Anyway, I like this picture.

Marlo Thomas as THAT GIRL

Another piece of my childhood.  I remember watching THAT GIRL when I was a little girl.  I thought Marlo Thomas was very beautiful and she had a great wardrobe - all those hats!  These paper dolls are beautifully drawn.  I am missing a lot of the clothing.  I sure had a lot of fun playing with these dolls.  "Oh, Donald!"

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The New Musical Comedy, "Li'l Abner"

December 18, 1959.  This Paramount movie starred Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish, Stubby Kaye, Howard St. John, Julie Newmar, Stella Stevens, Billie Hayes and Robert Strauss.  "Lively Gene DePaul - Johnny Mercer musical comedy based on the Broadway version of Al Capp's comic strip; loud and brassy, with corny comedy, some good songs.  Stubby Kaye is fine as Marryin' Sam; other Dogpatch characters vividly enacted.  Look sharp for a young Valerie Harper and Beth Howland among the chorus girls." - From Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide.  Directed by Melvin Frank.

Count Dots and Receive Post Cards

April 20, 1916.  "By being careful and thinking, you can count the number of dots on this auto.  If you can do this, we will send you as a prize, a surprise  package of beautiful season and greeting post cards, lithographed in rich colors . . . ."  OH, how I would love to have those post cards!  I have never heard of an Overland Auto.

A BETTY Paper Doll

June 03, 1923.  Betty Cut-Out and five of her favorite outfits.  Color and enjoy.

Monday, September 17, 2012

VILA, A Lovely Paper Doll

 October 01, 1916.  Grab your paints and help Vila brighten up her new wardrobe.

August 13, 1916.  With the addition of these dresses, Vila is ready for any occasion.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

This is CHRISTmas

November 04, 1976.  A Christmas Coloring Contest that was open to children ages 5 to 11.  It would make a nice Christmas card.

Another Appearance by 1972 BARBIE

1972.  Here are some more fashions for my groovy 1972 BARBIE Paper Doll.

Friday, September 14, 2012

My Kind of "Boy Toy"

May 27, 1923.  Another paper doll from the Betty Cut-Out series.  Billy Cut-Out and his dog, Bouncer.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


September 24, 1992.  A newspaper coloring  for the kids to promote a back-to-school safety fair.  I am a big PEANUTS fan.

Millie Muffet, the child-queen of the comics

September 17, 1936.  Here is a paper doll cut-out of Millie Muffet, child-heroine of LITTLE MISS MUFFET, a daily comic strip by Fanny Y. Cory.  I had never heard of this comic strip until I came across this pretty paper doll - and the dog is cute too!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fun With Aunt Elsie

 April 29, 1923.  A paper doll by Aunt Elsie.
April 22, 1923.  A drawing submitted to the Aunt Elsie page by Doris Durfee, age 10.

Monday, September 10, 2012

That's one small step for a man . . . .

Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, true stars of my generation.  My dad was a Houston Police Officer and he worked security at many events held for the astronauts.

. . . one giant leap for mankind.

July 18, 1994.  A newspaper coloring contest featuring an Astronaut.

Paper Dolls Dreaming Of Outer-Space

 Girl paper dolls can be Astronauts too.
 This Teddy Bear paper doll also wants to be an Astronaut.  From a magazine.
 1986.  Ernie on the moon.  I believe that I have already posted this one but not sure.  Gibson Greetings, Inc.
1982.  Even Peter Rabbit dreams of being an Astronaut!  From "Peter Rabbit Paper Dolls" in full color by Kathy Allert and published by Dover.