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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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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

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 models Babs and Amy as you recall...
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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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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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Esther Movie Clothes and Swimwear Paper Dolls

Esther Movie Clothes and Swimwear Paper Dolls

Esther Williams was a unique movie star. Others acted, sang and danced. So did she. But she did something they did not. She swam. In scores of spectacular hit movies of the '40s and '50s, MGM's glamorous mermaid turned swimming into a form of water ballet and acrobatics. She becam a top box office star, talented and beautiful, even when soaking wet. This paper doll book by celebrated artist, Marilyn Henry,...
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Greer Garson Paper Dolls

Greer Garson Paper Dolls

This gorgeous 1944 Merrill reproduction is an all-movie costume paper doll book with clothes from Goodbye Mr. Chips, Blossoms in the Dust, When Ladies Meet, Mrs. Miniver, Pride and Prejudice, Random Harvest, Madame Curie and Mrs. Parkington. The beautiful cover design by Fred Madan features three lovely Greer dolls to go with eight inside clothing pages. A lovely star biography is included on the inside back cover,...
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Hollywood Style of the 30s, 40s and 50s

Hollywood Style of the 30s, 40s and 50s

Fashion expert, David Wolfe, has created a gorgeous compilation of clothes representing 25 films from Hollywood's Golden Era such as "Now, Voyager," "Grand Hotel," "Silk Stockings," "State Fair," "Sabrina," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Cover Girl," "An Affair to Remember" and more, for three classic fashion figures. David also offers commentary on the fashions, designers, stars and movie studios of these three...
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