Kingfield, Maine, November 2008 Paperdoll Review, well known for offering one of the widest selections of paper dolls via mail order and its website, paperdollreview.com, today announced it will be releasing nine new classic star paper doll books under its publishing imprint, Paper Studio Press. Collecting and cutting out paper dolls, a charming childhood pastime in decades gone by, is regaining popularity with collectors and a new generation of children interested in fashion and a more traditional form of play. The new paper dolls from Paper Studio Press recapture the glorious, glamour days of Hollywoods Golden Age and will delight paper doll enthusiasts of all ages.
The classic stars to be featured as paper doll books include Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaires Legendary Partner, Esther Williams, the movies only swimming star, and Jane Powell, the movies songbird, all created by top paper doll illustrator, Marilyn Henry. Marilyn also created the currently available paper doll of Marilyn Monroe, perhaps the most iconic star of all time. Other stars getting the paper doll treatment are Betty Hutton, the zany World War II superstar, by Judy M Johnson; and the iconic classics from the silver screen Greta Garbo, by Norma Lu Meehan, and Marlene Dietrich by renowned fashion expert, David Wolfe. David will also be creating paper doll books of Phyllis McGuire, lead singer of the sensational sister trio, America's favorite funny lady, Phyllis Diller, and a paper doll set of Grease featuring Olivia Newton-John. Currently available is David's paper doll of Marsha Hunt, fashion plate film star of the 30s and 40s. Also coming in 2009 is a paper doll of Rhonda Fleming, the spectacular flame-haired beauty of '50s films, to be illustrated by Norma Lu Meehan.
Due out in December is another exciting book Hollywood Fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s, also by David Wolfe. And of course, every princess at heart will want to get the vintage styled Cinderella with 17th Century Costumes, by expert illustrator Brenda Sneathen Mattox.
Paperdoll Review is so pleased to offer these beautiful and glamorous books. Having the chance to work with top illustrators and to make a connection with the stars is really wonderful, said Jenny Taliadoros, owner of Paperdoll Review and Paper Studio Press. We are just thrilled that we can celebrate the glamour of Old Hollywood with these highly collectible books.
As additions to an already extensive and varied portfolio of classic and vintage paper dolls, these new releases help to further establish Paperdoll Review as the place to find the best paper dolls available. Advance orders for the new releases have been pouring in and will make for a solid holiday buying season for the company. Nostalgia and retro collectibles continue to be a strong market, an affordable pleasure in these difficult economic times.
About Paper Studio Press and Paper Doll Review
Paper Studio Press <www.paperstudiopress.com> celebrates the style and glamour of paper dolls at the peak of their popularity during Hollywood's Golden Era through gorgeous reproductions of highly collectible vintage paper doll books, as well as new titles designed to fit in with the paper dolls of yesterday. Paperdoll Review <www.paperdollreview.com> offers paper dolls of all kinds both online and through an extensive mail order catalog. Offerings including reproductions of vintage paper dolls, movie star paper dolls, fashion paper dolls, paper dolls of families, children, historic figures, and so much more.
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