Archive for December 21st, 2012

WHAT’S CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A FRUITCAKE?

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A LONG-RUNNING DOLL FRANCHISE!

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Xavier Roberts


Cabbage Patch Kids
is a line of dolls created by art student Xavier Roberts
in 1978. They were originally called "Little People". The original dolls were
all cloth and sold at local craft shows. The dolls attracted the attention of
toy manufacturer Coleco, who began mass-production in 1982. Cabbage
Patch Kids brand went on to become
one of the most popular toy fads
of the 1980s and one of the longest-running doll franchises in America.

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BURL IVES WITH A CHRISTMAS STANDARD!

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From Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a Christmas stop
motion television special
that first aired Sunday, December
6, 1964, on the NBC television network. The special has aired
on CBS affiliate stations since 1972.

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Sam the Snowman (voiced by folk singer Burl Ives) was the narrator.

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THE FAVORITE FASHION DOLL!

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The first Barbie doll was introduced in both blonde and brunette

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Ruth Handler

The Fashion doll Barbie,manufactured by Mattel, Inc. was
launched in March 1959. Businesswoman Ruth Handler
(above) is credited with the creation of the doll using a
German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

 

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barbie ad 1965

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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     Jane Fonda (
Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda) is 75 today 

 The China Syndrome poster 1
1979

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