As children Naomi and I spent hours playing with paper dolls. Today we both still love the graphics and have been happy to find that many of our childhood favourites are now available as reproductions. Finding original paper dolls in good condition is pretty hard but sometimes you can get lucky.
We plan to write a series of posts featuring paper dolls from our own collections. Naomi loves the celebrity paper dolls featuring movie and television stars. I like the ones I played with as a child and I like the fashions of previous decades. We both enjoy looking at the old Barbie and friends paper doll books.
Some of the really old paper doll books we are not familiar with so we’d love to get feedback from readers if anyone can ID dolls or has a story to tell about them. If you have paper dolls of your own that you would like to share I’d be delighted to feature them in a post if you send me a photo and some information about them. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Posts about Paper Dolls
- The Four Mary’s Part Two: The Two Marys
- The Four Mary’s Part One: Mary and her Mummy
- June Tip of the Month: Collecting Paper Dolls
- Who Are You?: Doctor Who Paper Dolls
- What Was Under The Tree?
- We Love Paper Dolls
- Vintage Barbie Paper Dolls: Malibu Barbie and Friends
- Vintage Barbie Paper Dolls: Meet Francie
- Vintage Barbie Paper Dolls – Living In The Seventies
- I Wish I Were a Cleaner!
Paper Doll Review – Buy Paper Dolls
Free Paper Dolls – Just what it says, print free paper dolls
Paper Studio Press – Reproduction and modern paper dolls, information about paper doll artists.
Paper Dolls by David Wolfe – Home page of paper doll artist David Wolfe, Articles about paper dolls, movie star bios.
Tom Tierney – interview with Tom Tierney on Dover Press website.
OPDAG – Original Paper Doll Artists Guild