Crissy Grow-Hair Family

Name: Black Ideal Crissy Family, L-R:  Beautiful Crissy, Tressy, Velvet, Tara, Cinnamon

Made by and When: Ideal Dolls Beautiful Crissy (1969), Tressy (1971), Velvet (1970), Tara (1976), Cinnamon (1973)

Material: Vinyl

Height: Crissy and Tressy are 18 inches. Velvet and Tara are 15-1/2 inches. Cinnamon is 12 inches.

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black pupil-less eyes with eyelashes (Crissy, Velvet and Tara), brown sleep eyes with pupils and eyelashes (Tressy), and brown painted eyes (Cinnamon). Crissy and Cinnamon have painted teeth; the others have closed smiles.

Clothes: All are dressed in original clothing. Tressy’s original shoes were black.

Other: All dolls shown have a grow-hair mechanism in their backs (a knob or pull-string) that enables the center ponytail of their hair to “grow” and to shorten.

For further reading and images of the Black Crissy Family dolls, navigate here.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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