Today’s Friday Girl is Frenchy from the musical Grease. Those of you who are old enough may remember that Mattel released a series of these dolls. The set Frenchy is from the 30th Anniversary set which was released in 2008 and the girls all wore dance dresses. I bought this doll nude so I’ve redressed her in a Fashion Avenue outfit she could go dancing in.
If you are interested in the rest of the series it started with Barbie as Sandy in 2003, wearing the black leather outfit that Olivia Newton-John wore in the film. I still think of this one as “Sell Out Sandy”. In 2004 Mattel released a pre-makeover version of Sandy. In 2007 there were four new dolls in the “Race Day ” set. Sandy, dressed as a cheerleader, Rizzo, Frenchy, with pink hair, and Cha Cha, who was released in 2008. The Dance-Off set was also released in 2008 and included Sandy, Rizzo, Cha Cha and Frenchy. Strangely Mattel never made any of the guys. You’d think they would have at least made Danny. How can you have a teenage romance without the guy? Lastly, Mattel released Kelly and Tommy as Sandy and Danny. Maybe for the 50th Anniversary.
I did actually enjoy Grease when I finally got around to watching it but I’ll leave my comments about the plot for a different post maybe on Our Other Blog.