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CUMBERLAND - Girl Scout Ella Doyle of Troop 415 in Cumberland is seeking the donation of American Girl Dolls that are unwanted, gently used, or in need of repair as part of her Silver Award project. Doyle, an 8th-grader at Saint Mary-Sacred Heart School in North Attleboro, Mass., plans to restore ...
The Goo Goo Dolls are here to remind millennials that they're getting old. The Buffalo-based pop-rock band announced their 2018 tour dates in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their breakout album, "Dizzy Up the Girl." The 1998 album sold more than four million copies thanks to hit songs like ...

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities seized about $2 million in meth from inside 500 Disney figurines, WSB-TV reported Tuesday. Federal authorities say the meth, which was hidden inside wax Disney dolls, originated in Mexico and was destined for Atlanta. The bust was one of the biggest in ...
At least three artists are cited by name, Leo Moss (birthdate unknown-1936), Isabelle Greathouse (1856-1938) and Nellie Mae Row (1900-1982), but nearly all of the doll makers are unknown. The dolls are displayed along with photographs and daguerreotypes that document dolls from the same era. Paris Women
It was announced today that the Mattel-owned franchise of female dolls, which have earned an obsessive following of children and adults, will be joining the ... Each 18-inch vinyl doll came with a number of accessories and her own backstory in the form of a paperback novel that explored her personality. Musical

The line began with a few staple dolls who all came from different historical periods -- Molly, Kirsten, and Samantha being first, with Felicity and Addie joining the crew a few years later. Pleasant Company became a subsidiary of Mattel in 1998, and the brand expanded even further. While the original ... doll
Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. The Chattanooga Doll Club will hold its annual doll show on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Colonnade Center, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. About 50 vendors from across the country will show and sell all types of dolls, doll clothing, ...
American Girl, the company that makes expensive dolls and accessories for children, is taking the next big step towards... something and launching a "live musical experience," set to tour North America in the fall with an all-woman cast and crew. Yay...? "We're thrilled to bring a new touring experience ... doll
This March 15, 2018, photo shows Princess Diana dolls in a display with other Royal Family members at the Mid-Ohio Historical Museum, aka the doll & Toy Museum, in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The museum features thousands of dolls spanning more than a hundred years. (Jonathan ...
“This is open to anyone who likes dolls.” Children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll and favorite friends to enjoy an afternoon of tea, snacks and pampering. Jordan, who has a pair of sons at St. Patrick School and is committed to helping wherever needed the day of the event, credited Nyla Ebbert ...
Canadian Classroom, a seller of educational tech products targeting the classroom, has become a distributor of Smart Gurlz in Canada. SmartGurlz is a line of fashion dolls that ride around on Segway-style scooters called Siggy Robots, and using an app, girls learn how to code their Siggy Robots to ...
She asked each child why they chose to bring the doll they did and what their importance was to them. Then the children formed two lines and the reverends blessed each child and their doll as their mother's watched. After the service everyone moved to the church hall for tea, cocoa, finger sandwiches and ...
Now, the baby doll project in her honor is called Angie's Babies. And on a day mothers are celebrated, all the dolls will soon be given to Alzheimer's patients across the Basin. "I cried, happy tears, sad tears," said Gray. "Because the dolls meant so much to my grandmother and so many of the other residents ...
The dolls were part of a group of groundbreaking psychological experiments performed by Mamie and Kenneth Clark, a husband-and-wife team of African-American psychologists who devoted their life's work to understanding and helping heal children's racial biases. During the “doll tests,” as they're now ...
The sixth show of Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Third Season, Paper Dolls, has been officially extended through April 29. Written by Philip Himberg (the Artistic Director of The Sundance Institute Theatre Program) and directed by Broadway director Mark Brokaw, this vibrant and thought-provoking play ...
Granbury Theatre Company will continue its 2018 Broadway on the Brazos season with Guys and Dolls on March 30-April 29 at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury. According to Music Theatre International, “Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an ...

LODI — The Bada Bing is back in business. The exotic dance club Satin Dolls, made famous in "The Sopranos" as the Bada Bing, reopened two weeks ago, according to a manager who declined to give his name. The club had been closed since December, when state authorities said Satin Dolls' liquor ...
Nickolay Lamm was on the hunt for a Barbie doll for his young niece when he learned a hard truth: They're pretty much all that skinny. “I thought I'd be able to find one with realistic body proportions,” Lamm, 29, told me. “We put a man on the moon.” After Googling “realistic Barbie” and coming up empty, ...
An antique baby doll that just looks like she's seen too much. A stuffed animal that ends up in the corner of your room where you know you didn't put it. Why is that? Are they haunted, and what are ways to tell? Delving into the phenomenon of haunted toys is one way the seventh-annual Oregon Ghost ...
Now she sends dolls and other goods to the Philippines, Nicaragua and Kentucky. It all started with an image of a little girl named Rachel in Zambia, Africa. She's holding an empty beer bottle found in the garbage and made to look like a baby doll. Jamie Ownby says it sparked a ministry that's now spreading across the ...
Brinker, a doll collector for more than 30 years and Rolling Greens resident for 11 years, has about 200 dolls, dating from the 1880s to the 1950s. The collection includes Queen Elizabeth, Shirley Temple and 1950 switchboard operator dolls. Brinker calls her circa-1920s “bubble” baby doll Rita, and knows ...
She has 10 children, so dolls also have been a part of her older life. She says she has many different collections — thousands of dolls in all — in her Oxnard home. “When my children left, I just took their bedrooms and their doll rooms,” Rydberg said. “And of course, my garage hasn't seen a car for quite a ...
Despite being born almost four decades before Barbie first appeared in 1959, Apfel appears remarkably wrinkle-free as a doll. Nonetheless, the move marks the latest attempt by its manufacturer, Mattel, to diversify the Barbie range. Earlier this month, the company marked International Women's Day by ...
A recent article in The New York Times noted that the My Friend Cayla doll “talks and responds to children's questions. ... “A Cayla doll can whisper to children in several languages that she's great at keeping secrets, while a plush Furby Connect doll can smile back and laugh when tickled,” according to the ...
When visiting Conan on Friday, March 16th, Goldblum got to see his brand-new Funko Pop character dolls. You know, those plastic figurines with the giant heads modeled after our favorite pop culture personalities. One of the figures looks like a standard doll version of Goldblum's Jurassic Park character ...
Lammily dolls, I learned, now come in three options: traveler (the original), photographer and animal rescuer. Lamm dressed them in some of the Lammily-specific outfits (Barbie clothes don't fit them, obviously) to make them look like the aforementioned heroes. "I made the photographer doll into Michelle ...
New Canaan: A musical at Saxe Middle School in New Canaan brings Broadway's bright lights in Guys and Dolls. Guys and Dolls cast. New Canaan: The annual Saxe Middle School seventh and eighth grade production this year will be the romantic comedy Guys and Dolls. Performances will be Friday, ...
Frida Kahlo's family thinks the Frida Barbie doll is not a good representation of Frida and claims Mattel actually stole the artist's image. ... On International Women's Day, the Barbie maker, Mattel launched a series of dolls, based on iconic women but the Frida Kahlo doll is getting a lot of criticism for leaving ...
(JTA) — The American toy company that created the Barbie doll announced a new addition to the line in the image of Iris Apfel as an homage to the 96-year-old Jewish fashion guru. The Apfel effigy by the maker of what is perhaps the world's best-known line of dolls wears the same striking green Gucci suit ...
I went by chance to an antique fair, and there was this decrepit but proud-looking doll fashioned out of leather scraps, nails, and wood, and I couldn't take my eyes off it.” So many others followed—orphans stranded at antique shows, auctions, dusty shops—who eventually found their way into Neff's home.
(JTA) — The American toy company that created the Barbie doll announced a new addition to the line in the image of Iris Apfel as an homage to the 96-year-old Jewish fashion guru. The Apfel effigy by the maker of what is perhaps the world's best-known line of dolls wears the same striking green Gucci suit ...
Barbie's lineup these days is all about representing a diverse and inspirational group of women. In 2016, Ashley Graham received a Barbie made to match her curves. For International Women's Day this year, Barbie honored legends from Olympian Chloe Kim to artist Frida Kahlo with dolls made in their ...
Lammily dolls, I learned, now come in three options: traveler (the original), photographer and animal rescuer. Lamm dressed them in some of the Lammily-specific outfits (Barbie clothes don't fit them, obviously) to make them look like the aforementioned heroes. “I made the photographer doll into Michelle ...
In alignment with International Women's Day March 8, Mattel announced they would be releasing a collection of Barbies titled “Inspiring Women.” The collection, which will continue to grow, is initially launching with three dolls: aviator Amelia Earhart, NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson and artist Frida ...
That's why I carry a little plastic Obama doll in my purse. I pull him out every now and then to remind myself that the United States had a progressive, African-American president until very recently. Some people find this strange, but you have to take comfort where you can find it in Donald Trump's America.” ...
Mattel's Share a Smile Becky doll was an attempt at inclusion that backfired when the doll's pink wheelchair could not fit through the doors of the Barbie Dream House. (Susan ... Mattel, which has just introduced a Frida Kahlo Barbie, has a history of missing the mark in expanding its line of Barbie dolls.
Barbie has expanded well beyond the ill-proportioned blonde doll that was released 58 years ago—but not everyone has been thrilled with Mattel's choices to expand the Barbie ranks. The toy manufacturer recently announced a line of dolls based on “inspiring women,” including Amelia Earhart, Katherine ...
Lipstick. Beer. But Barbie doll? Yes, Mattel, which manufactures Barbie, included a Kahlo doll in an inaugural series meant to coincide with International Women's Day. She is part of the line of “Inspiring Women” dolls that includes the aviator Amelia Earhart and the NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, ...
This intimate encounter with images of my family's past has overlapped with my visit to a museum exhibit featuring 150 black dolls from the collection of Connecticut lawyer Deborah Neff. The dolls were handmade by African-American women, most of them enslaved, and intended as toys for both their black ...
Friday is the 59th anniversary of Barbie's debut, when the doll's inventor, Ruth Handler, introduced her creation at the American Toy Fair in New York City. The toy was an instant ... In honor of the 59-year-old doll that hasn't aged a day, here's a brief look back at Barbie's origin story and legacy. * * *. Close.
Some of the famous women who will get a doll made in their likeness include Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; Mexican artist and feminist activist Frida Kahlo; and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose inspiring story was depicted in the movie “Hidden ...
Oddly enough, Barbie was originally inspired by another toy, Lilli, a German comic-strip character turned doll that was marketed as a suggestive gag gift for men in the 1950s. Robin Gerber, a historian and author of "Barbie and Ruth," told Time the Lilli doll "could be bought in tobacco shops, bars and ...
Delving into the story of a friendship doll exchange between the U.S. and Japan, a Cornell professor called for the examination of the connection between gift-giving and international politics at a lecture on Thursday. As a peace correspondent for the city of Nagasaki, Prof. Hirokazu Miyazaki, anthropology ...
State Sen. John Doll of Garden City, a one-time Democrat, started the week as a Republican holding leadership posts on influential legislative committees. Then he agreed to be a candidate for lieutenant governor, running in the second spot on an independent ticket with Johnson County businessman ...
According to an announcement about these dolls, Barbie wants to honor “women who have broken boundaries in their fields and have been an inspiration to the next generation of girls.” Darroze definitely fits the bill: She took over the kitchen of her family's celebrated restaurant as a young chef, and later ...
... Barbie, in a press release. “Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie, and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything.” Some of the dolls from the new line can be found on Barbie's website, but Ochoa's doll is not yet ...
(MEXICO CITY) — Toy-maker Mattel was in a dispute Thursday with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida Barbie doll released as part of the company's Inspiring Women series. Kahlo's great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo said Mattel doesn't have the rights to use Kahlo's ...
Speaking personally, Dunford said, she thinks Dolls votes for his constituents and for what he believes. On the Senate floor, members are assigned seats based on political party. Doll probably won't be moved, Golden said, noting that he's already “on the edge.” He sits in the back row with a Republican ...
But for all this attention to detail, it seems strange that Mattel made all the dolls rail thin. In fact, the dolls' bodies are almost identical each another–which is the first tip-off that something is amiss. Irwin's doll is a little shorter than her counterparts, while Ruoqi's is slightly taller, and Spanish entrepreneur Vicky ...


 

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