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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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Ida Lupino Paper Dolls

Ida Lupino Paper Dolls

Jim Howard's paper doll tribute to Ida Lupino, popular movie actress of the '30s and '40s who went on to become a pioneer female director in both movies and TV (where she also frequently starred).  This new book features two dolls, each one representing Ida with very different images. There is the young blonde beauty who came from London to Hollywood and then there is the sultry brunette who played tough types in...
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Jane Russell Paper Dolls

Jane Russell Paper Dolls

From the time her first movie, The Outlaw , was released in 1943 amidst raging controversy, Jane Russell was a sensation. Her Amazonian beauty made her a symbol of sex appeal for decades. Artist Bruce Patrick Jones’ highly recognizable flair has captured the star’s statuesque glamour with three dolls and sexy outfits from many of her hit films including The Paleface , Underwater and The French Line. Included of...
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Jeanette MacDonald Glorious Singing Star

Jeanette MacDonald Glorious Singing Star

Jeanette MacDonald, singing sensation and top film star of the 1930s and '40s, is brought to life as a paper doll with 2 pretty Jeanette dolls and a gorgeous wardrobe of movie gowns. Originally produced in 1941, this beautiful Jeanette MacDonald paper doll book contains costumes from New Moon, Sweethearts, Maytime, Bittersweet and Naughty Marietta , all designed by Adrian. Includes brief star biography by Marilyn...
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Margaret O'Brien Paper Dolls

Margaret O'Brien Paper Dolls

Precious paper doll book featuring legendary child star Margaret O'Brien. Beautifully illustrated by Norma Lu Meehan, this special book represents Margaret at the peak of her MGM career with two dolls representing Margaret as a young girl and teenager, and 16 outfits from her films plus photos form Margaret's own collection. Film costumes include Little Women, Meet Me in St. Louis, Jane Eyre, The Canterville Ghost,...
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Marsha Hunt Paper Doll Book

Marsha Hunt Paper Doll Book

David Wolfe's tribute to Marsha Hunt, the glamorous clotheshorse whose pretty face and model's figure graced scores of films in the '30s and '40s. Featuring movie costumes and items from the stars own wardrobe including her 1946 wedding suit and a WWII WADCA uniform, this book was created in collaboration with Marsha Hunt herself. Film costumes include: The Human Comedy, Lost Angel, Take One False Step, The Accusing...
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Navy Girls and Marines Paper Dolls

Navy Girls and Marines Paper Dolls

Eight young women exemplify the girls next door who joined the military during World War II. Each doll is given an average name such as Lt. Janet Willis, WAVE; Anne Fisher, Marine; and Ensign Ruth Davis, SPAR. (Perhaps representing real women?) There are more than 45 outfits including authentic uniforms and charming but practical casual clothes for their busy wartime lives. A beautiful 1943 reproduction paper doll...
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Navy Scouts Paper Doll

Navy Scouts Paper Doll

A superb example of the patriotic paper dolls from the 1940s. The cover art features two couples--Jack and Mary, and Susan and Bob. The inside pages have great background designs to set off the military-influenced fashions as well as gowns, daytime clothes, and, of course, uniforms. Four dolls and eight clothing pages. Book size 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches with cardstock covers.
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Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls by Tom Tierney

Tom Tierney turns back the clock to World War II when women took over the nation's workforce and made history. This book of vintage fashions honors Rosie and her female co-workers with three paper dolls and 26 authentic outfits of the 1940s including work clothes, casual dresses, smart suits, evening gowns and a war-time wedding dress. Included is a story about Rosie the Riveter plus fashion notes. A wonderful...
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