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1950s Fads, Fashions & Stars


Paper dolls inspired by mid-century America show times were changing. The younger generation was beginning to challenge the status quo. There are still sophisticated and sexy glamour girls, but teen-agers were shaking things up, rocking, rolling and wearing all the latest fads.


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B is for Betsy

B is for Betsy

In 1954 when this paper doll was first published, little girls truly were sugar and spice. Blonde, blue-eyed Betsy and her best friend, adorable dark-haired Carol, are big, beautiful dolls created by artist Barbara Briggs. This re-issued vintage classic is filled with 24 cute outfits, mostly classic dresses with puff sleeves and full skirts, sweaters and smart coats for rain or chill. Betsy and Carol also have...
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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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Cathy Goes to Camp Paper Dolls

Cathy Goes to Camp Paper Dolls

It's summer 1954, the year this paper doll book was published, and time for girls to go to camp in the fresh air and great outdoors. Campers Cathy, Debbie, Linda and camp counselor Teddy have wardrobes for play, hiking, riding, sailing, swimming, fireside sing-a-longs, Sunday church and bedtime. They also have some dressy outfits for special events, too. The girls’ ages are diverse and it’s interesting to see...
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COUTURE: Sublime Fashions of the 1950s

COUTURE: Sublime Fashions of the 1950s

The Golden Age of Haute Couture fashion peaked in the 1950s and this paper doll book by renowned illustrator Jim Howard captures the glamour and the glory with breathtaking flair. Eight pages of carefully researched and beautifully rendered couture fashions by the decade's most celebrated designers are featured. Included are couture creations by Christian Dior, Jacques Fath, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Balmain,...
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Debbie Reynolds Paper Dolls Featuring 24 Costumes from Her Hits

Debbie Reynolds Paper Dolls Featuring 24 Costumes from Her Hits

Her phenomenally successful career lifted off quickly in the ‘50s for teen-age Debbie Reynolds and she soon was a major star and still remains so. Singin’ in the Rain was a huge hit, followed by decades of charming roles including Tammy and the Bachelor and The Unsinkable Molly Brown , just a few of her more than fifty films. Many of those vehicles featured memorable costumes for characters ranging from flapper...
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Debbie Reynolds Reproduction Paper Doll

Debbie Reynolds Reproduction Paper Doll

Favorite film star of the 1950s, Debbie Reynolds also appeared in many paper doll books. This version from 1957 has two cute dolls and a fun wardrobe of stage clothes, party dresses, sleepwear, summer togs and even western wear.
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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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