Friday, August 31, 2012

Katy Keene Butterfly

A few fantasy themed Katy Keene paper dolls from various years.  I love the colors on some of the outfits and the butterfly motif is very well used.  Each page is a single sheet with 3 or 4 outfits.  The outfits are designed by readers of the magazine and given credit on the page next to their designs. These four pages were found around the internet and I've decided to post them here because of the similar theme. I do not recall where I found them, so if the scans belong to you, please let me know so I can credit and link back to the orignal source.

Description:magazine dolls
Name: Katy Keene
Artist:Bill Woggon

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Air Land and Sea Paper Dolls

I love patriotic war themed paper dolls featuring uniforms.  This set is called Air, Land and Sea and features six paper dolls, three men and three women. From the 1940s published by Saalfield Publishing company.    The illustrations on the clothing page are a very nice touch.

Description:war theme paper doll
Name: Air Land and Sea  Date: 1943 Publisher: Saalfield
Format:6 page book
Condition: uncut reproduction

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8 not the best faces in the world
Clothing: 9 love the uniforms
Accessories: 7 a few hats
Cover: 8.5 love the additional illustrations
Color: 8.5 lots of blue and red
Shading/Texture: 7 good detail, could use some patterns
Overall:8 of 10

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ann Estelle by Mary Engelbreit

Three Ann Estelle paper dolls by the artist Mary Engelbreit from the magazine, Home Companion.  I have more and may post some others.  I do not have the exact dates for these dolls or which issue they came from.  Each page has 2 outfits, two hats, and lots of accessories.

Description:magazine dolls
Name:Ann Estelle 
Date: 1990s
Publisher: Home Companion
Artist:Mary Engelbreit

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ann Estelle as a Teen Fan art paper doll

A paper doll inspired by Mary Engelbreit's  Ann Astelle character.  I designed her as a teenager and gave her outfits based on outfits she already had.  The color pencil did not scan in very well.  I might do more to this set, like a few of her friends or more clothing but I have other projects in the works right now.

Description:fan art doll
Name: Ann Astelle Teen 
Date: 201
Artist:Melissa Smith aka MissMissy
Format:hand drawn paper doll 4 pages

Friday, August 24, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Paper doll

Marilyn Monroe Dolls and Dresses authorized edition 1953.  There are other verisons of this set with different covers including "American Beauties".   Includes 2 dolls and five pages of clothes and accessories.
Description:celebrity set
Name:Marilyn Monroe Dolls and Dresses Date:1953 Publisher: saalfield
Format:6 page book
Condition: uncut reproduction

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 8 limbs are a little thin
Clothing: 8.5 nice clothing
Accessories: 9 gloves are a cute accessory
Cover:  7 plain blue stripe background
Color: 8.5 good range of colors
Shading/Texture: 8 could use more prints
Overall:8.1 of 10

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ava Gardner

I really love this set.  The clothes are very vibrant with great gowns.  The extra little illustrations are a very nice touch as well.  The doll has a lovely face.

Description:celebrity doll
Name:  Ava Gardner Date:1952 Publisher: unknown
Format:6 pages, half set
Condition: reproduction

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 9 I love the pose and face, looks like her
Clothing: 8.5 good range of outfits
Accessories: 8 shoes, purses, hats are a nice touch
Cover: 9 the doll and some illustrations, great color
Color: 9 lots of variety
Shading/Texture: 8 good textures and patterns
Overall:8.6 of 10

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday Weld Paper Doll

1961 Tuesday Weld paper doll.  lovely dolls and several pages of outfits.  I will be posting more celebrity paper dolls so please let me know if there is a celebrity you would like to see a paper doll of and I will see if I have a set to post.

Description:celebrity paper doll
Name:Tuesday Weld  Date:1961  Publisher: Saalfield
Format:6 pages, staple book
Condition: uncut reproduction

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 9 looks very much like her
Clothing: 8 some unneeded outfits, like the swimsuits
Accessories: 8.5 nice hats and other accessories
Cover: 9 lovely illustration of Tuesday in bright colors
Color: 8.5 nice range of colors
Shading/Texture: 8.5 nice patterns and good shading
Overall:8.6 of 10

Monday, August 20, 2012

Jane Fonda Paper doll

From the year 1966.  Very mod set with bold colors featuring the actress Jane Fonda.  2 dolls included with several pages of clothes.

Any other celebrity paper dolls you would like to see?

Description:celebrity paper doll
Name: Mod Fashions with Jane Fonda  Date:1966 Publisher:Whitman
Format:staple book 8 pages
Condition: reproduction uncut

Ratings: Out of 10
Base: 9 looks like her, great hairstyle
Clothing: 8 clothes are a little bland, very of the era
Accessories: 7.5 some hats and purses to go with outfits
Cover: 9 lovely illustration featuring Fonda under an umbrella
Color: 8 bright colors
Shading/Texture: 8 groovy patterns good shading
Overall:8.25 of 10

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Disney Sleeping Beauty Paper Dolls

Whitman 1959 Walt Disney Sleeping Beauty paper dolls.  Not a complete set.  I am surprised how many outfits the Queen (Princess Aurora's mother) has considering she is hardly in the film.  The outfits are not quite what is in the movie.  This set was released the same year as the movie so it could be that the art was not quite done when the paper dolls were designed (theory only).

See newer set for rating  here