Talking Julia

Name: Talking Julia

Made by and When: Mattel, 1969-1972

Material: Vinyl with bendable legs

Marks: ©1967/MATTEL, INC/U.S. & FOREIGN/PATS. PEND./HONG KONG

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: The doll’s original dark brown/black rooted hair with a left side part has oxidized to red. Brown painted eyes have upper eyelashes/closed mouth with dark pink lip color.

Clothes: Gold and silver color block, metallic glitter, knit jumpsuit has a fabric belt with a gold buckle. Clear Pilgrim-style shoes have glitter molded into the plastic.

Other: This doll uses the Christie head sculpt. A doll stands was included. This pull-string talker said a variety of phrases, one of which was, “Hi! My name is Julia.” Marks and clothing description reference: Fashion Doll Guide/Talking Julia.

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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