Malibu Christie

Name: Malibu Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1975 Material: Vinyl, Twist ‘n’ Turn waist, bendable knees Marks: ©MATTEL, INC/1966/6/KOREA Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Long straight black hair/brown painted eyes/closed mouth, peach lip color Clothes: Yellow one-piece halter-top, backless bathing suit Other: Ebony complexioned doll

Live Action Christie

Name: Live Action Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1971-1973 Material: Vinyl, Twist ‘n’ Turn waist, jointed wrists, bendable knees Marks: ©1968 MATTEL, INC./U.S. & FOREIGN PATENTED/PATENTED IN CANADA 1967/OTHER PATENTS PENDING TAIWAN Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Long black hair with middle part/brown painted eyes with rooted eyelashes/closed mouth with orange-pink lip color Clothes: Purple/orange/whiteContinue reading “Live Action Christie”

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: GoldContinue reading “Talking Julia”

Julia

Name: Julia Made by and When: Mattel, 1970-1971 Material: Vinyl with Twist ‘n’ Turn waist, bendable legs Marks: ©1966/MATTEL, INC/U.S. PATENTED/U.S. PAT PEND/MADE IN/JAPAN Height: 11-1/2-inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: The doll’s original dark brown/black rooted hair has oxidized to red. It is styled in a short pixie-style cut with a left side part. Brown painted eyes haveContinue reading “Julia”

Talking Brad

Name: Talking Brad Made by and When: Mattel, 1970 Material: Vinyl, bendable legs Marks: © 1968 Mattel, Inc. U.S. & For. Pat’d Other Pat’s Pending Mexico Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair/brown painted eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Brightly colored geometric-print pull-on shirt with solid color orange shorts Other: Talking Brad is Talking Christie’s boyfriend. HisContinue reading “Talking Brad”

Talking Christie

Name: Talking Christie Made by and When: Mattel, 1968-1969 Material: Vinyl Marks: ©1967/MATTEL, INC./U.S. & FOREIGN/PATS.PEND./MEXICO Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted bubble cut/brown painted eyes with rooted eyelashes/closed mouth with pink painted lips Clothes: Green knit top is edged with a pink and green braid at the bottom, pink vinyl shorts Other: Uses aContinue reading “Talking Christie”

First Black Barbie

Name: Black Barbie Made by and When: Mattel, 1979 (released in 1980) Material: Vinyl Marks: Unknown (the doll is NRFB). Height: 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black Afro/brown painted eyes/red painted, slightly pursed lips Clothes: Shimmery red bodysuit with gold lamé embellishments at the neckline; shimmery red wrap skirt, red dangle earrings, red high-heel shoes, and aContinue reading “First Black Barbie”

Chatty Cathy

Name: Chatty Cathy Made by and When: Mattel, 1962 Material: Hard plastic Marks: CHATTY CATHY®/©1960/CHATTY BABY T.M./©1961/BY MATTEL, INC./U.S. PAT. 3017,187,/OTHER U.S. &/FOREIGN PATS. PEND/MATTEL INC. insignia Height: 19 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black rooted pageboy with bangs/brown sleep eyes/open mouth with two upper teeth Clothes: Replica of the original 1960s “Peppermint Stick” dress, white half-slip, whiteContinue reading “Chatty Cathy”

Mary McLeod Bethune

Name: Mary McLeod Bethune Made by and When: I. Roberta Bell (Bertabel Dolls), 1969 Material: Porcelain head and hands with tan cloth, sawdust-filled body, arms, legs and feet Marks: Mary McLeod Bethune/”Berta Bell”/©1969 (incised by the artist on the back of the shoulder plate) Height: 17 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Gray wig fashioned into a bun/brown paintedContinue reading “Mary McLeod Bethune”

Diana Ross (Three Versions)

Name: Diana Ross Made by and When: Mego (1977), Ideal (1969), Mattel (2003) Material: Vinyl and rigid plastic Marks: (Mego) MOTOWN RECORD/CORPORATION (on head); MEGO CORP. 1975/Made in Hong Kong on body. (Ideal)1968 Ideal Toy Corp DR-18-H148 (head); 1969 Ideal Toy Corp GH-18 US Pat. #3,162,976 (on buttock) Height: 12-1/4, 18, and 11-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth:Continue reading “Diana Ross (Three Versions)”