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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