Tuesday, November 30, 2010

THOSE CALLOWAYS Movie Coloring Contest, 1965

A Disney Production starring Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Brandon de Wilde, Walter Brennan, Ed Wynn, Linda Evans and Philip Abbott. "Those Calloways" was directed by Norman Tokar and the music score was by Max Steiner. Film debut of Linda Evans. This coloring contest appeared in newspapers in February of 1965.

Color-A-Comic Ornaments, 1961

This tree ornament features characters from the comic strip "Morty Meekle". I do not know anything about this comic strip.
This candy cane ornament features characters from the comic strip "Freckles and His Friends". This comic strip was about Freckles McGoosey and all his friends, which were many, growing up in the quiet midwestern town of Shadyside. This strip featured paper dolls in the 1930's. Merrill Blosser created "Freckles" in 1915 and the strip ran until 1973.
These two ornaments go with the Alley Oop and Priscilla's Pop ornaments that were posted in September.

Sesame Street Clothing Line Ad Using Paper Dolls

I thought I had posted these two ads last year but apparently had not. The JC Penney Sesame Street Clothing Line ad using paper dolls appeared in newspapers in 1977.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON Movie Coloring Contest, 1961

The Walt Disney version of the book by Johann Wyss. The movie starred John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk and Kevin Corcoran. The movie was directed by Ken Annakin and it received very good reviews. The coloring contest appeared in many newspapers in January of 1961.

Mr. Simpkins and Tillie, 1932

From the Tillie The Toiler newspaper comic strip. Mr. Simpkins as Santa appeared in the comics on December 04, 1932 and this Tillie paper doll on November 20, 1932.

Friday, November 26, 2010

CHARLOTTE, A Twinkle Tot, 1924

Another Twinkle Tot from Cutout Town. Her name is Charlotte and she appeared in newspapers in February of 1924. Hats, hats, hats, I love the hats.

A Florida Christmas, 1986

A very cute Christmas coloring contest that appeared in a Florida newspaper in 1986. The reindeer seem to be enjoying the ride.

POSTENA, from The Cousins' Club 1920

Postena, by Cousin Club member Angela Farrell. Appeared in the Washington Post newspaper on December 05, 1920.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

How Many Feathers? Contest

This turkey feather counting contest was used for over a decade by stores all over the country.
The ad above appeared in newspapers in 1947 but I have seen the exact same ad in newspapers from the 1930's.

Thanksgiving Day from the Susie and Teddy Coloring Series, 1926

Susie and Teddy again, this time from November 22, 1926.

Pilgrim Dolls from Aunt Elsie, 1919

Pilgrim paper dolls from the Aunt Elsie section of the Oakland Tribune from November 23, 1919.

Friday, November 19, 2010


Another coloring page from the Susie and Teddy newspaper series. A Thanksgiving Day Dance appeared in some newspapers on November 22, 1922.

Rebecca Sue from Hallmark Cards

My mom bought this Hallmark Card Paper Doll Booklet for me when I was a teenager from the Hallmark Store at Northwest Mall in the mid-1970's.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Scissors and Paste Pot Thanksgiving Turkey, 1909

From November 21, 1909.

FREAKY FRIDAY Movie Coloring Contest, 1977

A coloring contest for the movie "Freaky Friday" starring Barbara Harris, Jodie Foster, John Astin, Patsy Kelly, Dick Van Patton, Sorrell Booke, Marie Windsor and Charlene Tilton. This Disney production was directed by Gary Nelson and was released in 1977. This coloring contest ran in The Valley News on February 03, 1977.

SHONEY'S Thanksgiving Coloring Contest, 1977

From November 05, 1977.

Miss Paper Doll's Thanksgiving Costumes, 1911

From November 26, 1911.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"The Harvest Girl" by Georgia Thanos, Aunt Elsie Club

An imaginative paper doll by Georgia Thanos, age 15, a member of the Aunt Elsie Club. "The Harvest Girl" has a carrot dress, a corn dress, a radish dress and a tomato dress. This paper doll appeared in the Oakland Tribune on November 24, 1929.

Count the Dots Contest, 1905

A Count the Dots contest that appeared in various newspapers in 1905.

TILLIE Cut-Out Club, 1950

From June 25, 1950.


The above appeared in a Sheboygan newspaper on November 14, 1973.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Miss Paper Doll's Winter Costumes, 1911

From the newspaper paper doll series. Miss Paper Doll's Winter Costumes ran in papers in October of 1911.

CRANE Piano Contest, 1910

A counting contest that appeared in newspapers in October of 1910. A person had a chance to win a CRANE Piano just by counting the number of times the name CRANE appeared in the illustration above.

Betty's Winter Clothes, 1935

BETTY'S Winter Clothes appeared in the Flapper Fanny comic strip of October 06, 1935.