1980. A movie card for POPEYE starring Robin Williams. Another local radio station movie premiere that I won tickets to attend when I was a teenager. Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall were really good as Popeye and Olive Oyl. The movie received terrible reviews but we had a good time that night being with the crowd and the DJs from the radio station.
September 05, 1920. A Dancing Doll from Aunt Elsie. "MERRY MAKINGS. We're taking a short, giggly rest before we go on with our old fashioned paper dolls, for of course we can't be old fashioned ALL the time. Today we have something quite new -- a real dancing doll. When you have pasted the parts carefully on cardboard, cut them out, jointed them and arranged on strings, she will be graceful enough to belong to the Russian Ballet. The drawing shows plainly how she should be put together. Connect the joints with small paper fasteners or bits of wire twisted, or cord knotted at both ends so that the ends will not pull through the cardboard. The dresses may be colored and arranged on her in the usual way and they are so designed that no matter how she prances or kicks, she will always stay inside her clothes, which is a most convenient thing for a dancer to do when dancing! There is a new idea even in the dresses. Designs A and B may be arranged with tissue paper in such a way that they'll look like regular stage costumes. They are both merely the upper parts of the dresses. For A, cut a strip of tissue paper wide enough to reach from your dancer's waist to her knees, and long enough to pleat into a fluffy skirt. Pleat and paste to the back of the dress -- making a costume like the one shown in the tiny sketch. A similar plan is followed with B, which is a hula hula costume. In B, do not pleat your paper but cut the brown or green paper into a deep fringe so that it will look like the Hawaiian's grass skirt."
September 17, 1922. OLGA & OSCAR OWL paper dolls with their colonial costumes. OSCAR does not look happy about having to wear a frilly suit of clothes. I originally posted this on my old blog but I found it in another newspaper and it was a better version. By Aunt Elsie, of course!
December 10, 1922. Here she is, the lovely Mrs. Captain Kidd and some pirate loot. Mrs. Kidd would like you to color the emeralds, rubies and pearls in her treasure chest and then color her stacks of coins gold and silver. What color will you make her pirate damsel costume? Hope you enjoy this newspaper doll cut-out.
March 1925. "The Queen of Hearts, She made some tarts, All on a summer's day." "The Knave of Hearts, He stole the tarts, And took them clean away." "The King of Hearts, Called for the tarts, And beat the Knave full sore." QUEEN OF HEARTS cut-outs from the Color & Cut Out newspaper series. Here are paper dolls of the Queen, the Knave and the King.
November 05, 1922. Little BO PEEP cut-out from the Wichita Daily Times. Cut-outs are of "Little BO PEEP fell fast asleep." and "Leave them alone and they'll come home." and "She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed. For they left their tails behind them." and "And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should, To tack to each sheep it's tail, O!" The BO PEEP picking flowers and leaving the sheep alone has a hat, apron and a pair of shoes. The BO PEEP crying over their lost tails has the hat at the top of the page. The BO PEEP trying to paste the tail on the sheep has a bonnet. The five sheep have five tails to be pasted on. And BO PEEP's doll is glad she does not have to tend to sheep. I think this cut-out originally appeared in Ladies Home Journal and then some newspapers reproduced it.