Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Scrappy History of Paper Dolls

In the cookie-cutter conservative era of the 1950s, even good, wholesome girls were undressing Elvis, and not just in their minds. Young women across America indulged their fashion-fueled fantasies with little paper playmates of the rock-’n'-roll king, the latest subject from a thriving paper-doll industry that knew its audience well. Continue reading.....


Do you collect paper dolls?


  1. Boy, do I remember me and my sisters playing with paper dolls. I remember having a National Velvet paper doll and many other. We played for hours on end! We also made our own dolls by cutting out pictures from catalogs and magazines. We used to cut out beds and put slits in them so our paper dolls could "sleep" in them. This has brought back many fond memories. Thanks!

  2. I didn't play with paper dolls until I got Molly and Emily's paper doll set. I like the Molly&Emily paper dolls though, they're nice to play with.