Sunday, February 24, 2013

1921 Paper Doll from Aunt Elsie

June 05, 1921.  A pretty newspaper paper doll from AUNT ELSIE.

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Dance the La Conga!

 October 30, 1940.  Color The La Conga! - Dance over and get your crayons or water colors, kids, for here come Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland with a batch of prizes for the best colorers!  The State Theatre, which will show Mickey's and Judy's latest picture "Strike Up The Band".   This movie starred Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Paul Whiteman, June Preisser, William Tracy, Larry Nunn, Margaret Early and Ann Shoemaker.  Directed by Busby Berkeley.
 October 31, 1940.

November 01, 1940.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Time for COWBOYS

 1985.  ALVIN the Chipmunk paper doll from wrapping paper.  CURRENT, #9511-3.
 A magazine paper doll by Mary Engelbreit.
 1983.  MONSTER Paper Dolls, Designed by Jill Bauman and Illustrated by Walter Velez, Congdon & Weed, Inc., New York.  Even Dracula wants to be a cowboy!

MARSHALL, a magazine paper doll by Susan Cage-Knoch.

Friday, February 22, 2013

It's RODEO Time in Houston

January 23, 1976.  Howdy, it's time to RODEO.  Memorial Park is full of fun-loving cowboys and cowgirls ready to ride in the HOUSTON RODEO PARADE tomorrow morning.  Happy GO-TEXAN Day to everybody.  Even RONALD MCDONALD  is celebrating in this newspaper coloring contest.

Monday, February 18, 2013


 December 03, 1933.
 December 10, 1933.
 December 17, 1933.
 December 31, 1933.
January 07, 1934.

Friday, February 15, 2013

FLATSY Rally Paper Doll

Another childhood paper doll from my FLATSY Paper Dolls book.  Here is RALLY, the girl with green hair.

More BOOTS Paper Dolls from 1947

 July 06, 1947.
August 10, 1947.  Some more very cute BOOTS paper dolls from 1947.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Do You Like My Boots?

March 08, 1980.  Newspaper coloring page by Cynthia Vasilis.  His whiskers need a little touching-up but I have absolutely no artistic skill so I left his whiskers alone.

GRANDMOTHER is a wonderful cookie maker . . .

February 29, 1936.  Here is Polly's and Suzanne's GRANDMOTHER.  Another paper doll from the Paper Playmates series.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

BOOTS in March 1947

 March 02, 1947.
 March 16, 1947.
March 23, 1947.  The many styles of BOOTS in March of 1947.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

BUBBLES and Her Hearts Costume

April 23, 1933.  Here is BUBBLES from the TILLIE the TOILER comic strip.  Her hearts costume is perfect for Valentine's Day.

Dolly Dingle and Kittie Cutie

1985.  HOUSE OF GLOBAL ART "Dolly Dingle Dolls" Catalogue.  Illustrations by Debbie Bell Jarrett.  I have two of these dolls, New Years Dolly Dingle and Bedtime Billie Bumps - wonderful dolls!  Dolly Dingle, of course, was created by Grace G. Drayton.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

I Want To Rope You In To Be My Valentine

February 09, 1939.  JIMMIE ACORN and VALENTINE from a SLT Junior member.

BOOTS Cut-Outs from March 1944

 March 05, 1944.
 March 12, 1944.
March 26, 1944.  Pretty BOOTS from March of 1944.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

VALENTINES The Children Can Cut Out And Color

 February 05, 1922.  "All children like to cut out and color valentines for their teachers and friends.  Just give them scissors, a few sheets of heavy white paper or light-weight cardboard, a lead pencil for tracing and a box of colored crayons or water colors, and they are equipped for work.  If they are old enough to use water colors their valentines will be most attractive, though very pretty ones are made with crayons.  Even the little tots who are too young to color them will enjoy cutting out a valentine for mother.  In coloring the valentines it is well to allow the children to make their own selection of colors, but mother or teacher might suggest to them where certain colors may be used.  For instance, all hearts should be made red or white, the nosegay of old-fashioned flowers in the shades of pink, blue, yellows and greens.  The slippers are colored with red and white crayons, and the heart of daisies held by the little lady on the right in yellow and white."

Give an old-fashioned valentine to someone you love or use as window displays.

BOOTS Paper Dolls from February 1947

 February 02, 1947.
 February 09, 1947.
February 23, 1947.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

BOOTS and Her Hats

January 04, 1948.  Help BOOTS pick out a hat to wear on Valentine's Day.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin

Beautiful day today and yet I spent it watching Mickelson win in Arizona on the T. V.   Congrats Phil.  .

Saturday, February 2, 2013


 1970.  FLATSY Paper Dolls.  Whitman #1994:69.  Ideal Toy Corporation.  A piece of my childhood.  I loved my Flatsy paper dolls.
Here is FLATSY Nancy and her wardrobe.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Richard and Polly from Paper Playmates

 February 15, 1936.  "Here is DICK.  He is the young man Suzanne is going to marry.  His name is Richard Thompson, but everyone calls him Dick."

February 22, 1936.  "These are certainly exciting days for POLLY."