Talking Flip Wilson/Geraldine

Name:  Talking Flip Wilson/Geraldine

Made by and When:  Shindana Toys, Inc., 1970

Material:  Stuffed cloth with a talking mechanism within

Marks: Body Tag: ©1970 / Street Corner / Productions Inc. / Operation Bootstrap, Inc. / Los Angeles, Calif. 90001 / Skin made in Taiwan / ALL NEW MATERIALS / Consisting of / … / U. S. and Foreign Pat’d / Licensed under / Patent No. 3017189

Height: 15-1/2 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Silk-screen-printed hair and face of Flip Wilson on one side with silk-screen-printed hair and features of Geraldine on the other

Clothes: Sewn-on screen-printed clothing of a colorful suit and shoes on the Flip Wilson side. Sewn-on silk-screen-printed dress, personalized handbag, and shoes of Geraldine on the opposite side.

Other: Two dolls in one that portray the entertainer/comedian, Flip Wilson on one side and his female character, Geraldine, on the other. When the pull string is pulled, the Talking Flip Wilson/Geraldine doll says a series of phrases in his normal voice and in the voice of his character, Geraldine. Some phrases are from his stand-up comedy acts and skits performed on the Flip Wilson Show. View the YouTube video below the gallery photos to hear some phrases.


See other Shindana doll installations here.


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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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