MarFan Bonnie Lou

Photographs courtesy of Karen Kilburn

Name: MarFan Bonnie Lou

Made by and When: Terri Lee, late-1950s

Material: Hard Plastic

Marks: Terri Lee

Height: 16 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black wig/basic painted facial features are not as elaborate as earlier Terri Lee dolls/closed mouth painted red

Clothes: All original in a light blue cotton-print dress that ties in the back and simple white shoes

Other: MarFan is the last company to own rights to the original Terri Lee dolls. This very rare doll is one of the last Bonnie Lous made at the Terri Lee Apple Valley factory before Terri Lee closed its doors.

Close-up of a MarFan Bonnie Lou

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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: