Monday, July 29, 2013

"LILI" Movie Coloring Contest, 1953

 October 23, 1953.  Color CARROT-TOP, The saucy boy.  Color REYNARDO, The cunning fox.  These puppets play an important part in the motion picture "Lili".
From Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide.  "Lili.  (1953).  Directed by Charles Walters.  Starring Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Amanda Blake and Kurt Kasznar.  Enchanting musical with Leslie as French orphan who attaches herself to carnival and self-pitying puppeteer Ferrer.  Bronislau Kaper's Oscar-winning score includes, "Hi Lili, Hi Lo."  Helen Deutsch scripted, from Paul Gallico's story."

More 1934 Tillie the Toiler Paper Dolls

 June 03, 1934.  Tillie will be a pretty cowgirl.
April 22, 1934.  Bubbles, I think it's Bubbles, looks lovely as a bride.  More comic strip paper dolls from Tillie the Toiler.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Paper Dolls From 1950 by Aunt Elsie Members

 September 10, 1950.  MARIANNE'S Wardrobe.  A paper doll by Joyce Sandretto, age 13.
January 22, 1950.  JINX and Her Wardrobe.  A paper doll by Ethel Stevens, age 16.

Tillie the Toiler Comic Strip Paper Dolls

 May 13, 1934.
 May 20, 1934.
March 11, 1934.  Really Tillie, you may want to rethink this cruise idea!

SMURFS Coloring Contest, 1982

February 13, 1982.  Here is a SMURF Coloring Contest for those of you that like the Smurfs - I find smurfs very annoying.  "JCPenney SMURF COLORING CONTEST.  Meet the Smurfs!  They come from a far away land where houses are shaped like mushrooms and everyday is funtime.  Smurfs are oh so friendly and would like to get to know you.  Start now by coloring this picture and enter the Smurf Coloring Contest."  Prizes were stuffed Smurfs and Smurfs Colorforms.  Entries were to be dropped off at the JCPenney Shoe Department.

Friday, July 26, 2013


 Seventh Street Entrance to Los Angeles Ambassador.  Steel engraved by Dr. Jos. Guttman.
LOS ANGELES AMBASSADOR.  A Twenty-Two Acre Playground in the Heart of a Great City.  Offers endless opportunity for healthful recreation - tennis, golf, and the wonderful Lido with it's Sun-Tan bathing beach and crystal clear plunge.  POST CARD.  Designed and Executed by The Steelograph Co., Brooklyn, N. Y. - - - Post Card is not dated.  I wonder if George Raft ever stayed at the AMBASSADOR!  Another postcard found by my mom at a garage sale.

GEORGE RAFT Paper Dolls, 1935

 George Raft and his formal & semi-formal dress clothing and hats.
George Raft and his casual wardrobe and hats.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Have Book, Will Travel!

August 16, 1969.  "Have fun kiddies, because it's almost time for school to start!"  I really like the picture used for this coloring contest.

BETSY and Her School Dresses

August 15, 1958.  BETSY has two new dresses for school, but she can't make up her mind which one to wear first.  Can you help her with her problem?  A back-to-school paper doll by Emma C. McKean.

Dutch Treat Cut-Out Doll by Emma McKean

June 08, 1959.  "HILDA is overjoyed.  Her grandma, who lives abroad, has sent her a pretty Dutch costume with a hat to match.  Will you help HILDA don her new outfit?  Using colored pencils or crayons, color doll and costume neatly.  Costume is fastened to doll by bending tabs about cut-out figure, of course.  Slit hat to fit over doll's forehead.  How do you like HILDA in her new costume?"  Another sweet paper doll by Emma C. Mckean.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ice Cream with Mickey and Minnie Mouse

August 26, 1987.  Fun in the sun with Mickey and Minnie.  A cute Disney coloring contest.

The Little Colonel Paper Doll with Her Dog, Fritz

1930's.  Little Colonel paper doll from Wee Wisdom Magazine.  The paper doll was drawn by Dorothy Wagstaff.  The other paper dolls from this series are posted on my old blog.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hats, Gloves and Shoes Cut-Out Fun from 1957

 March 11, 1957.
 March 12, 1957.
 March 13, 1957.
 March 14, 1957.
 March 15, 1957.
March 16, 1957.  Cut-outs to teach children about some of the changing styles of hats, gloves and shoes throughout history.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Modern Mother Goose Paper Dolls from Addie R. Woodruff

 March 05, 1939.  "Bye, Baby Bunting, Junior's gone a-hunting, For Beasts to fill the circus cages--We'll say he really earns his wages!"
May 21, 1939.  "Bryan O'Lin had of pants not a pair, Except for the shorts that his Mom made him wear, So Bryan swapped trousers with tough Newsie Joe, And cried, Hip hooray!  I'm a man now, I know!"

More POST CARDS of Long Branch, New Jersey

 High School, Long Branch, N. J.  #5B - H993.
City Hall and Library, Long Branch, N. J.  #5B - H994.  Both cards are from Union Distributors, Inc., Red Bank, N. J.  Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C. T. Art Colortone" Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

BOOTS Paper Dolls from July 1944

 July 09, 1944.
 July 16, 1944.
July 23, 1944.  BOOTS comic strip paper dolls.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

This Contest is Rather Fishy

July 12, 1957.  In keeping with the fishing theme.  COUNT THE SPOTS ON THIS FISH contest.  The winner received a Scott-Atwater outboard.

A Fish Called WANDA

Summer 1969.  Kemah, Texas.  First photo is of my mother, Wanda, ready with her net to scoop up any crab that happens to come to her crab line.  Second photo is of my brother, Donnie, scooping up my mother after she took a tumble off the rocks.  It was a fun day fishing and crabbing with my family and friends.

"Gone fishing, instead of just a-wishing . . ." POST CARDS

 No date on these post cards but the style of dress appears to be in the 1950's, maybe early 1960's - not sure.  VIEW FROM FISHING PIER, LONG BRANCH, N.J. # 2C-H197, Union Distributors Inc., Red Bank, N.J., Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C. T. Art-Colortone" Post Card (Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.).
VIEW FROM FISHING PIER, LONG BRANCH, N.J.  # 2C-H1??.  My mom found these post cards at a garage sale last year.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gussie Ground Squirrel & Mrs. Squirrel from Aunt Elsie

 August 22, 1922.  Gussie Ground Squirrel paper doll from Aunt Elsie.  I posted this paper doll several years ago but I recently found this much better image in another newspaper.
August 01, 1920.  Nutty fun with Aunt Elsie.

BOOTS Paper Dolls from 1946

 March 24, 1946.
September 15, 1946.  BOOTS Cut-Outs.  Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

1920 Paper Dolls from Aunt Elsie

 September 12, 1920.  Vleeta from Paris, an Aunt Elsie paper doll.
April 11, 1920.  Jointed doll "EUNICE" from Virginia Powell.  (Make joints with paper fasteners or knotted thread.)  From Aunt Elsie.

Monday, July 15, 2013

CARMELITA, A Laura Brock Paper Doll

April 14, 1934.  "A Spanish Guest.  CARMELITA.  Here is the most colorful addition to the Doll Family in many weeks, Carmelita, a young Spanish maid, who makes you think of guitar music and moonlight nights.  And what a charming Spanish costume she has brought."  Another wonderful Laura Brock paper doll.

PHILIP I and JUANA, King & Queen of Spain

1996.  Costumes For Coloring.  Kings & Queens Around the World.  Illustrated by Jenny Williams.  Text by Laura Driscoll.  Grosset & Dunlap, New York.  "PHILIP I and JUANA, King (1504-1506) and Queen (1504-1555) of Spain.  Philip and Juana became king and queen of Spain when, in 1504, Juana inherited the throne from her mother, Queen Isabella - the very same Queen Isabella who paid for Christopher Columbus's 1492 trip across the Atlantic.  Philip died in 1506.  Juana was brokenhearted, and she was obviously not willing to say good-bye to her husband.  She toured all of Spain with his coffin, and even took Philip's corpse with her when she retired to the countryside in 1509!  She became widely known as Juana the Mad.  Her son, Charles, became king in 1517 with Juana's permission.  Officially, mother and son ruled together until Juana died in 1555.  In reality, however, Juana was too depressed to do anything but mourn for her husband."  My kind of coloring book.  Learning history while coloring great illustrations.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Put Me In Coach, I'm Ready To Play

 1990.  A Baseball Character Cut-Out from Scholastic.
 DANNY the paper doll by Mary Engelbreit.
December 12, 1915.  This paper doll reminds me of one of my favorite ball players.  The dark wavy hair and dark eyes, yes, he reminds me of the lefty Bob Knepper.  Back in the late 1970's, the 1980's and into the early 1990's, I went to a lot of Astro games.  When Knepper was with the team I  tried to get tickets for the nights he was pitching.  I thought he was lovely to look at - and he was a really good pitcher too!