Made by and When: Marx Toys, 1977
Material: Posable vinyl
Marks: Gayle’s head is marked:
2GEN 1077 / 033055X
The body marks are:
Made in / Hong Kong
Height: 11 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black rooted hair, black painted eyes that glance to the doll’s right, closed mouth with painted pink lips
Clothes: Red floral dress with white puffed sleeve attached blouse, white panties, white vinyl flat shoes
Other: Gayle is an 11-inch fashion doll distributed in the US by Louis Marx in 1978. Gayle’s friend Sindy originated in England in the 1960s, manufactured by Pedigree but was later distributed in the US by Marx. The 1970s Sindy and Gayle dolls share the same sculpt. Pedigree also made dark-skinned Sindys for the British market. Active Sindy was an articulated ballerina. A non-articulated Black Sindy is shown here. Gayle was sold exclusively in the US.
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