As a change from modern Barbies’ today’s Friday Girl is my Ballerina Barbie. I bought her in my early collecting days and a friend sent me the dress and the original stand which is packed away at present. As you can see Barbie needs some work. I’ve never done anything about her frizzy hair and I really should. Her dress is worn and needs to be replaced so I have posed her to protect her modesty a bit.
She has the twist and turn waist and the same face as other dolls of this era. This Barbie has unusual arms, this was before the so-called “ballerina arms” of present day Barbie’s. The little gold crown is attached to Barbie’s head. As a child I would have found this annoying if I wanted to redress her. Who goes around wearing a crown all day? The purpose of it was to hold Barbie while she posed on her special stand which supported one leg while you twirled her. According to the ads Barbie could do the splits and kicks so of course I had to see if she still could. Not bad for a girl of her age!