Saturday, May 31, 2014

Heavens Peak, Glacier National Park - Post Cards, 1940's

 Heavens Peak from Granite Park Chalets, Glacier National Park.  Post Card #8055, HILEMAN.  5A-H203.
Heavens Peak and Mt. Cannon from Going-To-The-Sun Highway, Glacier National Park.  Post Card #8182, HILEMAN.  5A-H211.

A couple of lovely postcards from my garage sale scrapbook.  The two couples were at Glacier National Park on July 11 & 12, 1947.  The postcards are really, really glued down in the scrapbook.

Jane Arden Comic Strip Paper Dolls from 1951

 February 11, 1951.  Jane Arden comic strip paper doll.  Even Jane needs a girdle.
February 18, 1951.  Joy, from the JANE ARDEN comic strip.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BOOTS Paper Dolls from December 1965

 December 19, 1965.  BOOTS won the contest for ugliest polka-dot dress.
December 26, 1965.  Two new additions to BOOTS already large wardrobe.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Boys and Girls The World Over - POLAND by J. Carroll Mansfield

 May 20, 1934.  Boys and Girls The World Over - POLAND.  Two attractive cut-out dolls from this series representing Polish boys and girls.  This series ran from 1934 through 1935.  I can not help but think about the terrible events that occurred in the world just a few years after these cut-outs were printed.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Boys and Girls The World Over - ALBANIA by J. Carroll Mansfield, 1934

 December 02, 1934.  An Albanian girl and boy to color and cut out from "High Lights of History" by J. Carroll Mansfield from his series "Boys and Girls The World Over".  The series taught American children how other children lived across the world.

A Modest Maiden from AUNT ELSIE, 1921

January 16, 1921.  A sweet paper doll from AUNT ELSIE.  Enjoy your Sunday!

Friday, May 23, 2014

What Do an Owl, a Turtle and a Duck Have in Common? A.W. Nugent of Course!

August 21, 1932.  Keep your designer shoes and handbags - this is what makes me HAPPY!  Animal paper dolls, my favorite type of paper dolls, and especially ones from A. W. Nugent.  Come on - an owl in a top hat riding on a turtle - you gotta love it!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fun With AUNT ELSIE from 1919

 July 27, 1919.  An illustration by AUNT ELSIE from the story "Teeny Weeny Bears".
 August 03, 1919.  The AUNT ELSIE page always had a project for kids to make.  "Here's a jolly usefulness for my little artists to make.  Everyone wants a book mark, and here are three that will make any story merrier.  Trace these on nice cardboard, leaving the marker ends as long as you wish.  Cover their faces and caps with the jolliest colors and then see them laugh at you over the top of the page."
September 07, 1919.  There is no mistaking an AUNT ELSIE paper doll.  They all have the distinctive AUNT ELSIE look.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


 July 08, 1947.  License To Operate Motor Vehicle for Yellowstone National Park.
 Old Faithful.
 July 09, 1947.  I had to include the photo of the bear.
 Tower Falls.
July 09, 1947.  Here is a photo of one of the couples at Yellowstone National Park.

I was lucky enough to purchase a scrapbook at a school garage sale.  Two couples went on vacation together, leaving Houston on July 03, 1947 and traveled  through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, arriving at Banff, Canada on July 13, 1947.  They left Banff and traveled through Idaho, Washington, Utah, Arizona and arrived back in Houston on July 26, 1947.  The album is full of photos, postcards, menus and other assorted paper ephemera.  They had one terrific vacation.  I LOVE this scrapbook.

See America Cut-Outs from Junior Editors

 July 25, 1955.  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.  There are thousands of wonderful places to see all over the United States.  One of the most exciting is Yellowstone National Park.  Yellowstone has animals, waterfalls, geysers, petrified forests, a pool of boiling clay of different colors, canyons, rivers - just about everything in nature is represented.  When Junior Editors travel through the northwestern states they'll probably visit Yellowstone.  It's the largest of our many national parks, and was the first set aside for people to visit - in 1872.  The park is 3,453 square miles, more than three times the size of Rhode Island.  It lies in three states, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.  Yellowstone is in the very heart of the Rocky Mountains.  Good roads wind all the way through the park, and there are numerous hotels and public camping places.  More than half a million people visit the park every year, and many of them camp out along the way.  The oldest large wildlife preserve in the United States is at Yellowstone.  Hunting is forbidden in the park.  The friendly animals you can meet include bears, elk, deer, antelope, buffalo, moose.  There are also many birds, fish and small animals.  Driving through Yellowstone you very likely would see a bear with her two cubs just like the ones pictured here.  To start your own collection of things to see in America, paste the picture on cardboard.  When it's dry, color the whole picture with colored crayons.  Later you can cut out the bear and her cubs along the heavy outline.  Fold back the ends on the dotted lines and there you have three bears, standing up.
July 26, 1955.  STATUE OF LIBERTY.  When Junior Editors visit New York City they will want to see the Statue of Liberty which stands on Bedloe's Island in New York harbor.  The colossal copper statue is that of a woman dressed in a loose robe.  Her right arm holds a torch high, while her left clasps a tablet bearing the date of the Declaration of Independence.  On her head rests a crown with huge spikes, like sun rays.  At her feet is a broken chain which is seldom noticed.  It is a symbol of the bonds which chain a people struggling for liberty.  More than half a million people every year travel by ferry from Manhattan Island to see the statue and climb as high as its crown.  The statue, the largest ever made, was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States.  Frederic Auguste Bartholdi designed it.  It is made of thin sheets of copper hammered over a steel framework.  The framework, resembling an oil derrick, was made by Gustave Eiffel, who designed the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  Standing 151 feet high, the statue weighs a total of 450,000 pounds.  The torch rises 305 feet above the base of the pedestal.  It was presented to this country in 1884, brought here later and unveiled in 1886.  In 1921 it became a national monument.  Every foreign visitor who comes to America knows about this famous lady who lifts her lamp of liberty.  As ships come into the bay, passengers rush to the rail to greet her.  For your statue of the Statue  of Liberty paste this picture down on stiff paper.  When dry, color with crayons.  Cut out along the heavy lines and fold on the dotted lines.  Paste the blank tab under the tab farthest left, bend the two grass panels forward and the figure will stand up.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

More MOPSY Paper Dolls

 October 18, 1959.
February 08, 1959.  A couple more paper dolls from the "MOPSY" comic strip by Gladys Parker.

The GARDEN GIRL, a newspaper illustration.

April 24, 1915.  I think this newspaper illustration is charming.  THE GARDEN GIRL could be made into a lovely greeting card.  I looked but could not find the name of the illustrator.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

MOPSY Comic Strip Paper Doll, 1959

September 13, 1959.  A fashionable paper doll from "MOPSY" comic strip by Gladys Parker.

Friday, May 16, 2014

THE LION KING Movie Coloring Contest

June 24, 1994.  A movie coloring contest for "THE LION KING".  For all the brave cats that protect their people and their homes from mice, rats and even very mean dogs.  May they all be treated like a Lion King.   Congrats to the hero cat that fought for the boy it loves.

HELEN VINSON in the Movie Star Paper Doll Series

June 23, 1935.  The outstanding work of Helen Vinson in "Her Wedding Night", a United Artists picture in which she is co-starred with Anna Stern and Gary Cooper, has marked as one of the screen's most promising young artists.  Her ability and distinctive blonde beauty have won many friends and here she is shown with several of the lovely gowns and costumes worn in the production together with a sport ensemble and street dress from her personal wardrobe.  (1)  What woman wouldn't adore this lovely dressing gown of rose velvet with its quilted satin collar.  It is trimmed with gold frogs and gold fringed sash.  (2)  This simple street dress of white crepe de chine is also appropriate for sports wear.  It is neatly decorated with black satin ribbon and worn with a patent leather belt.  (3)  This hostess gown of rose crepe is almost devoid of decoration and for its modish grace relies entirely on the novel drape of the sleeves and skirt.  (4)  These lounging pajamas of heavy ripple weave crepe of peach color are worn with a lovely olive green coat.  The tie and belt are of silver cloth.  (5)  This new spring print is typical of the season's styles.  The multi-colored plaid design is especially new and attractive, typical of the clothes worn by Hollywood stars.  (6)  The sports woman will particularly like this golfing ensemble of beige knit sweater with crew neck and brown wool skirt which is worn with a mauve suede leather jacket by Helen Vinson.  Embroidered initials of the wearer are a new fad.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ANN SOTHERN in the Movie Star Paper Doll Series

June 30, 1935.  ANN SOTHERN in the Movie Star Paper Doll Series.  Ann Sothern first deserted motion pictures early in her career in favor of Broadway where she made her debut with Marilyn Miller in "Smiles" and later with Zigfelds's famous "Follies."  She then created a sensation in "Of Thee I Sing" which resulted in her being offered a starring contract with Columbia in "Let's Fall In Love."  Others of her screen successes are "Melody in Spring", "Kid Millions", "Folies Bergerre" and "Blind Date".  Her latest picture is "Eight Bells" and here she is shown in lovely gowns and costumes worn in the picture together with distinctive clothes from her personal wardrobe.  (1)  This modish jacket of black taffeta may be worn with almost any sport skirt.  The trimming is of frilled white organza.  (2)  A simple sport frock of white Kasha cloth of nautical design with touches of blue at the collar and belt.  (3)  This original coat suit of light weight woolen material is strikingly enhanced with vari-colored silk and wool trimming.  Note the muffler and gloves carry out the same decorative motif.  (4)  Dusky pink moire, in regal period lines, compliments the lovely blond beauty of Miss Sothern.  (5)  Light beige flannel, highlighted with dark brown buttons, is finely tailored in this two-piece slack suit.  (6)  A new Organza frock of shirred fullness and loose flowing sleeves tightly cuffed at the wrist, worn with a dainty frilled collar.  (7)  The beaded tunic of this dinner gown is of latest fashion for it is cut longer at the back and is slashed at the sides, circled with a sash of flame colored chiffon.

This paper doll has nice clothes but she looks nothing like Ann Sothern.  All the other dolls in this series look like the movie stars they represent.  Ann Sothern was so pretty, it's a shame the artist did not try to make the doll look at least a little like Miss Sothern.

Jean Gabin, The Man DIETRICH Loved

I went a few years ago to view Jean Renoir's "Grand Illusion", 75th Anniversary Restoration.  A terrific film.  The movie starred Jean Gabin and Erich von Stroheim.  Jean Gabin was the actor that Marlene Dietrich was madly in love with.  She risked life and limb to follow him during his military service in World War II.

MARLENE DIETRICH in the Movie Star Paper Doll Series

May 12, 1935.  Paper Doll Cut-Outs of Famous Motion Picture Stars for the Children.  Latest Fashions from the Movie Capital for Particular Women.  MARLENE DIETRICH in the Movie Star Paper Doll Series.  The glamorous Marlene is easily one of the most famous and popular of all screen actresses.  Always known as one of the best dressed women of the world, her admirers will thrill at the sight of the gorgeous clothes she wears in "The Devil Is a Woman", a picture of Spanish atmosphere produced by Paramount.

Monday, May 12, 2014

More Fashions for the 1987 BARBIE

1987.   BARBIE City Style Fashions.
BARBIE Sweatersoft Fashions.  More clothing for the 1987 BARBIE paper doll.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

BARBIE Paper Doll from Coloring Book

 1987.  A BARBIE paper doll that was included in a BARBIE coloring book.
California Dream BARBIE clothes to color.  I wonder how BARBIE can wear that short wig over her long flowing hair.  I have six more pages of clothes - I'll try to post a couple tomorrow.

BARBIE Coloring Contest

May 01, 1982.  Here is a BARBIE coloring contest.  Winners received a set of BARBIE sheets and a BARBIE bedspread.

Friday, May 9, 2014

MOTHER'S Day with Susie May

May 07, 1927.  A picture for you to color from "Susie May".  Susie May and her brother Freddy present their mother with a bouquet of flowers on Mother's Day.

MOTHER Paper Doll from Aunt Elsie

March 20, 1921.  A Mother paper doll from the Aunt Elsie section of the Oakland Tribune.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mother's Day Coloring Contest from TG&Y

May 08, 1975.  A pretty basket of flowers to color for your mom.  A Mother's Day coloring contest from TG&Y Family Centers.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

NFL Draft Day and The TEXANS Have The No. 1 Pick - Time To Man Up

 May 1 - 7, 2014.  The Houston Press.  Volume 26, Number 18.  Cover of the Houston Press features this cut-out of a Texans player - who will The Texans choose?  Possibly one of these four - Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney, Blake Bortles or Khalil Mack.
A paper doll for those interested in the NFL Draft.  Who will you choose?  Manziel, Clowney, Bortles or Mack.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


 January 07, 1937.  ERROL FLYNN, the leader of "The Charge of the Light Brigade", is shown here wearing a uniform of the Crimean War.  Cut out and color picture.
January 08, 1937.  OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, ERROL FLYNN and another actor (who is he?) appear in the second picture of this coloring contest.  The Charge of the Light Brigade starred Errol Flynn, OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson, Nigel Bruce, Donald Crisp, David Niven, C. Henry Gordon, Robert Barrat, Spring Byington and J. Carrol Naish.  Thundering action based on Tennyson's poem, with immortal charge into the valley of death by British 27th Lancers cavalry.  Lavish production values accent romantic tale of Flynn and de Havilland at army post in India.  Max Steiner's first musical score for Warner Bros. is superb.  Balaklava Heights charge directed by action specialist B. Reeves Eason.  Directed by Michael Curtis.

"May I present . . . my latest discovery?" asks OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND

November 11, 1940.  Life Magazine, page 70.  A Rogers Bros. ad featuring the gorgeous OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND.  Must have been fun to be so gorgeous.

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND as Melanie by Charlotte Whatley

1985.  Charlotte Whatley's production of Margaret Mitchell's Story of the Old South.  50th Anniversary Archival Edition, GONE WITH THE WIND Paper Doll Paint Book.  A Honey Hollow Renaissance Release.  Book No. 96 in a series of 500, signed 4/3/86 Charlotte Whatley.

This paper doll book belongs to my mom.  It is my favorite Gone With The Wind paper doll book.  It includes dolls of Scarlett, Rhett, Bonnie Blue, Melanie and Ashley and has 38 pages of clothing.  Fun, fun, fun!