Naomi has now brought all of her paper doll sets to Sisters Beach, a lot of them came with me from Geeveston and they are now occupying the whole bottom section of a cabinet. So I thought it as time we shared another vintage set with you.
There were quite a lot of Mary Poppins paper doll sets made after the release of the original Disney film. This one is a bit different from others I’ve seen as it is just Mary herself. No Banks children, chimney sweeps, lamplighters or penguins.
The boxed set was produced by Whitman who seemed to have the rights to all celebrity related paper dolls. Mary is made of thick card and comes with two plastic stands. She has a huge wardrobe of 38 pieces of clothing, suits, dresses, skirts and blouses and even hats. I’m sure that no real Victorian era Nanny had such a wardrobe unless she was luck enough to have an employer who gave her cast off clothing. Nevertheless, it does make for a fun set to play with.
There really are a lot of outfits so I didn’t try them all on Mary but here are a selection of her costumes. The first ones I associate with the movie. The rest I don’t remember. I’m sure that Julie Andrews did not have this many costume changes in the film.