Name: Great Black Entertainers Paper Dolls
Illustrated/Written by: Tom Tierney
Published by and When: Dover Publications, 1984
Sizes: The dolls range from 6-1/2 to 7 inches. The book measures 9-1/4 to 12-1/4 inches (width x length).
Description: At the time this book was published, as indicated by Tom Tierney, “In the history of the paper doll, black Americans have rarely appeared except as servants or subordinate folk figures. This situation is partially remedied here with a representation of one of the numerous branches of human endeavors in which black people have excelled…show business.” The book includes paper dolls and costumes for the following entertainers:
Louis Armstrong, Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge, Billie Holliday, Hattie McDaniel, Paul Robeson, Bill Robinson, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, and Bert Williams.
Other: The inside front and back covers include a brief biography for each entertainer.
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