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1940s Fashions and Stars


A horrific world a war fired up heart pounding patriotism and paper dolls marched out with flag-waving fervor to become a favorite wartime plaything. Movies entertained on the homefront and stars became symbols of the wholesome pin-up girl next door, ideal subjects for paper doll fame. Hoorah for the red, white and blue!


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Sweet 16 Paper Dolls

Sweet 16 Paper Dolls

Dress 16 pretty paper dolls in classic 1940s fashions. The preppy and pretty blondes, brunettes and redheads are lucky young ladies who share a great big wardrobe... over 100 outfits for every occasion in a fashionable 16-year-old's fun-filled life. This 1944 reproduction paper doll book offers a super selection of vintage-style dresses, coats, blouses, skirts, slacks, shorts, suits, evening gowns... and every...


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Alice Faye Paper Doll

Alice Faye Paper Doll

Some of the prettiest paper doll books came out in the 1940s, and this Alice Faye book is no exception. The cover art, expertly drawn by Norman Mingo features three Alice Faye dolls, and the clothing pages by Clara Ernst include costumes from Alice's roles in "Tin Pan Alley," "Lillian Russell," "Weekend in Havana" and others. Star biography by David Wolfe.
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Betty Grable Paper Dolls

Betty Grable Paper Dolls

One of Hollywood's best known stars and pinup queen, Betty Grable, was the subject of many paper doll books. This 1943 Whitman reproduction is a favorite among collectors. The red, white and blue covers feature pretty dolls, and the inside pages are nicely designed with well-drawn and painted clothes. Within the pages of day day clothes, evening gowns and period costumes you can find clothes from Betty's early 1940s...
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Betty Hutton Paper Doll

Betty Hutton Paper Doll

Betty Hutton gets the star treatment in this authorized paper doll book filled with clothes from Betty's musical and comedy movie roles such as Annie Get Your Gun, The Stork Club, The Greatest Show on Earth, Let's Dance, Somebody Loves Me, Incendiary Blonde and more! This authorized paper doll, illustrated by Judy M Johnson, also includes a star bio by David Wolfe.
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Comics Cuties Fashions for All Seasons Paper Dolls

Comics Cuties Fashions for All Seasons Paper Dolls

This brand new paper doll book from Paper Studio Press brings back the days of the 1930s and '40s when newspapers would include a paper doll as part of a comic strip. Artist Ted Menten, himself a comic artist in the past, has recreated the fun of bygone days with a two-doll book featuring a fashionable wardrobe of stylish creations inspired by the four seasons. There are lots of glamorous clothes to cut-out for...
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COUTURE: Victorious Fashions of the 1940s

COUTURE: Victorious Fashions of the 1940s

The latest edition of Jim Howard's COUTURE series of paper doll books beautifully presenting high fashion, decade by decade. The 1940s saw fashion designers in Occupied Paris struggling while American fashion learned to stand alone. This dramatic decade is illustrated with creations by Hattie Carnegie, Pierre Balmain, Adrian, Christian Dior, and others.  Pages are devoted to uniform-inspired style, the Theater de...
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Deanna Durbin Paper Dolls

Deanna Durbin Paper Dolls

From teen star to leading lady, Deanna Durbin was an audience favorite with her bright personality and sweet, clear singing voice. Many of her movie costumes are represented in this 1941 Merrill reproduction including It's a Date and Spring Parade. The pretty cover design by Norman Mingo features two dolls to go with eight clothing pages. A lovely star biography is included on the inside back cover, written by...
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Donna Reed Paper Dolls

Donna Reed Paper Dolls

Before she became a TV icon as Donna Stone in the long-running series, The Donna Reed Show , the beauteous star from Iowa had a very successful career as an top MGM contract player. She graced the silver screen in many hit films including The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Green Dolphin Street , The Human Comedy and The Last Time I Saw Paris . Her most famous role was that of Mary Bailey in the Frank Capra Christmas...
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