Friday, January 31, 2014

1959 BOOTS Paper Doll

October 11, 1959.  I like the B on BOOTS white gown.

Muppet TREASURE ISLAND Movie Coloring Contest

February 17, 1996.  A movie coloring contest for Disney's Muppet TREASURE ISLAND.  A dashing Kermit and a fetching Miss Piggy for you to color.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Cute BOOTS Paper Dolls

 September 10, 1944.
October 08, 1944.

DOTTY MAY, A Rag Doll Paper Doll

December 10, 1944.  DOTTY MAY, a paper doll of a rag doll by Janey Snyder, age 11, a member of the Aunt Elsie Club.

An OLYMPIC Coloring Contest

January 28, 1984.  Go For The Gold!  An OLYMPIC coloring contest for the 1984 Winter Games.  Remember to pray for the safety of the athletes, spectators and residents during the Games in Russia.

DIANA Paper Doll Returns

February 11, 1917.  DIANA paper doll returns with her new winter wardrobe.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Happy Birthday to ROBERT BURNS

May 2011.  ROBERT BURNS Statue, Houston Garden Center, Hermann Park, Houston, Texas.  Happy Birthday to ROBERT BURNS.  He was born January 25, 1759.


November 02, 1912.  Happy Birthday DONALD.  Also Happy Birthday to ROBERT BURNS this weekend.  DONALD SCOTLAND is a handsome paper laddie.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NAN as Little Jack Horner

April 16, 1933.  "Here's NAN, as Little Jack Horner, with the Christmas pie, the corner, n' everything."  Paper doll from GIRLS comic strip by Edgar Martin.

A Couple of Sweet Paper Dolls with Lots of Hats

 July 30, 1922.
June 04, 1922.  Pretty paper dolls, fashionable outfits and lots of hats = FUN!

CASPER Comic Strip Paper Dolls

 September 10, 1933.  "Here is  CASPER at the age of ten together with some of the clothes he wore then!"
September 24, 1933.  And here is CASPER today (1933) and some of his snappy wardrobe.  These paper dolls are from the comic strip, TOOTS & CASPER.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Boys Just Want To Have Fun!

June 10, 1923.  Here is a young lad from the BETTY CUT-OUT series.  He is ready for school and play with these outfits.

BETTY and Her New Party Dresses

February 18, 1923.  BETTY has lots of new party dresses for you to color.  Another Aunt Elsie paper doll.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Jane's Wardrobe

December 03, 1949.  JANE ARDEN comic strip paper doll.

DUCK TALES THE MOVIE, Treasure Of The Lost Lamp

July 27, 1990.  Movie coloring contest for Disney's DUCK TALES THE MOVIE, Treasure Of The Lost Lamp.

Waving BOOTS

October 17, 1965.  Once again a BOOTS paper doll from 1965.

POLLY Paper Doll

April 10, 1926.  "If you paste doll to a strip of letter paper as shown in the sketch she will stand alone."  POLLY Paper Doll, friend of MOLLY and DOLLY.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

MOLLY Paper Doll

April 10, 1926.  MOLLY is ready to color and cut out.  Have fun!

Become a Member of the BUCK ROGERS Satellite Pioneers

July 10, 1958.  "Hey Kids!  Become a member of the BUCK ROGERS Satellite Pioneers."  A coloring contest from a more innocent decade.  BUCK ROGERS is quite handsome in this drawing.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Statue

October 10, 2012.  Houston Garden Center, Hermann Park, Houston, Texas.  A very nice statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Houston Garden Center is being completely renovated.  All the statues (and there were many) have been removed and all trees and plants bull-dozed down.  I loved the Garden Center and I am glad I took so many photos of the area.  I dislike the plans for the new Garden Center.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

DOLLY Paper Doll

April 10, 1926.  Meet DOLLY, a newspaper paper doll from 1926.

Can You Draw TOM MIX's Face?

May 10, 1932.  "Above is an outline of Tom Mix's face and sombrero.  To the best of your ability sketch in the features which are missing and then color the completed drawing in the most realistic manner."   A newspaper contest to win tickets to see TOM MIX in "Destry Rides Again".

Another 1965 BOOTS

November 07, 1965.  Another BOOTS paper doll from 1965.

Color JACKIE COOGAN as Rag Patch

May 05, 1925.  "Here is the JACKIE COOGAN Rag Patch cartoon that you have been waiting for.  It is all ready for nimble fingers to decorate.  Discussions heard around the city Monday night indicated that hundreds of Lima kiddies, and many grown ups too, are planning to patch Jackie's clothing and try for the awards that have been offered by the Lima News in cooperation with the Lyric theatre.  Now here is the way to start so that the cartoon will be properly decorated.  Cut out the above cartoon and paste it on a piece of cardboard.  This makes it solid and easy to work with.  The next step is the pasting on of the cloth that is to be the background of the trousers, shirt, hat and suspenders.  This background may also be painted in color.  After preparing the background little patches in bright colors and great variety should be cut out in the shapes shown in the picture and pasted in their proper places.  After the cartoon has been carefully prepared it will represent JACKIE COOGAN  in his latest picture, THE RAG MAN, to be seen at the Lyric beginning Friday."

I guess most people remember JACKIE COOGAN from the television show The Addams Family but he was also a very popular child star in the 1920's.  In this contest, kids were suppose to use scraps of fabric to create his raggedy clothes.

BOOTS 1965

September 05, 1965.

Friday, January 10, 2014

THE RESCUERS Movie Coloring Contest

March 16, 1989.  A newspaper coloring contest for the return of the Disney animated film, The Rescuers.  It featured the voices of Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Geraldine Page, Joe Flynn, Jeanette Nolan, Pat Buttram, Jim Jordan and John McIntire.  A very enjoyable movie that originally opened in 1977.

DILLY DEAR and DANNY DOVE, The Children You Are Sure To Love

October 27, 1923.  "See Dilly Dear and Danny Dove; The children you are sure to love.  They never run away from school; They never break a single rule.  They wouldn't whisper, me-oh my!  They don't know how to tell a lie.  They never cut a naughty caper; Cause why, Why 'cause they're made of paper!"

HOW TO MAKE THE PAPER TWINS;  Paste these good little Paper Twins on stiff paper, color them and cut them out.  They are to be jointed dolls, so the arms, legs and heads must be fastened to the body in such a way that they can be moved.  If the paper is not too thick, common dress snappers, such as mother uses to take the place of hooks and eyes, work nicely.  Or you can use small, double-pronged paper fasteners or just a bit of string with a tiny button or a drop of sealing wax or glue on each side to keep the knot from pulling through.  The dots show where to fasten the parts to the body.  Be sure to put both legs under Dilly Dear's skirts and Danny Dove's blouse.

"Oh! Have you found the joy it brings, To make these pretty paper things?"

BOOTS 1946

 December 22, 1946.
January 06, 1946.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cut-Out Novelty for Small Fry

March 20, 1960.  A cute bear couple to color and cut-out by Emma McKean.

Ronald McDonald and the Fry Guys

August 12, 1986.  Have fun coloring Ronald McDonald and the Fry Guys.  A newspaper coloring contest.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

CLARA Paper Doll

 June 30, 1946.
 September 29, 1946.
November 24, 1946.  CLARA, neighbor and good friend of BOOTS, takes her turn as a paper doll.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

THE ANIMAL WORLD, a movie coloring contest.

June 11, 1956.  A movie coloring contest from the 1950's, Warner Bros. THE ANIMAL WORLD.

This Paper Doll is Ready For Snow

January 27, 1935.  Paper doll from Sister's comic strip.  Everybody bundle up and stay warm.

JO & VERA, 1944 Paper Dolls

 September 24, 1944.  JO is a swell paper doll by Betty Lu Clark, age 14, an Aunt Elsie club member.
October 22, 1944.  VERA is ready to step out in her paper doll fashions.  Paper doll by Betty Grose, age 15, also an Aunt Elsie club member.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014