Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dana Cover Girl's Time to Shine

Dana Cover Girl by Kenner ©1979
With a box date of 1979, Dana Cover Girl entered the market at the height of the disco era.  She is a 12-1/2-inch fully poseable doll with jointed wrists.  She uses a similar, if not the same body, as Hasbro's original Jem and the Holograms.

Dana has brown painted eyes and brown rooted hair styled in a side-swept wavy ponytail.

As illustrated on the side panels of her box, Dana wears a white body suit and removable skirt that can also be worn as a stylish cape (according to the text on the back of the box).  Her silver shoes are as shiny as a disco ball.

A portfolio and magazine cover are included in Dana's box. The back of the box illustrates the many ways Dana can pose with or without her posing stand, which is also included in her package.  Illustrations of several fashions, designed for Darci (the blonde counterpart) that Dana can also wear, are shown on the back of Dana's box.

Dana's poses and extra fashions made for Darci that Dana can wear are illustrated on the back of box.

Dana Cover Girl, not a new-to-me doll, has been dying to receive blog exposure.  Her desire has now been fulfilled.

The Totally Jem page offers additional information and comparisons of Jem, Dana, and Darci. 

Click the play arrow to view a circa 1980 Darci commercial, which does not feature Dana.



Saturday, August 16, 2014

More of Linda's Dolls for Sale

In June and July I published four separate posts of dolls that Linda Hayes is selling.  This post includes additional dolls she desires to sell.  Again, if interested in purchasing any of Linda's dolls; or if you need additional information, please contact Linda directly.  Her contact information is included at the end of this post.

Dolls in the above photo are:
Crystal-$35 (standing 11-1/2-inch fashion doll)
Seated on bottom:  Daddy Long Legs Skipper-$60 and Squirt-$60
Seated in chair:  Daddy Long Legs Faith-$60, Sissy-$45, Tina-$45, Baby Hannah-$40


The eight dolls in this second photo are described as "oldies but goodies."  They are priced at $10 each or $60 for the entire lot.


Shindana group, shown above:  Baby Zuri, Kimmie Bride (sold), Baby Janie, Dee Bee; all original, no boxes, $35 each or $95 for the whole group!


Dolls 1-9 below are deboxed, vintage dolls; doll 10 has original box, but does not work; pictures of these available upon email request.
1.      Eegee baby, 1971-$10

2.      Lorrie girl, 1971-$10

3.      Horsman baby-$5

4.      Daisy Kingdom-$15

5.      Another Tanline Crystal $35

6.      Sebino baby boy-$20

7.      Venus Williams-$10

8.      Serena Williams-$10

9.  Remco Baby Grow a Tooth-$25
10. Winking Winnie w/box, does not work - $25  
Dolls 1-8 $100 for the group; the two Remcos $40 if sold together.

For additional information, pictures of dolls not shown, to make arrangements to purchase, or to inquire about other dolls that might possibly be available, please contact Linda Hayes by email: poet540@msn.com.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Flashback Friday: Out and About with Dolls

In February 2005, I was guest speaker at a combined club gathering between Dallas Metro Doll Club and Metrocrest Doll Collectors Club of Dallas.  The above images are pages from Dallas Doll Club’s 50th Anniversary Book, shared with me by club member, Laurie McGill, who is the current editor of UFDC’s Doll News.  The caption of the photo on the left reads:   

The Dallas Doll Club has enjoyed special presentations by guest speakers, Linda Crowsey (Author of Madame Alexander Price-Guides), Itske & Tony Stern (Kokeshi doll collectors), Tanya Orr (Teddy Bear artist), Mary Frances Wright (Trash to Treasures), Debbie Garrett (Author of The Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls). 

On the lower right of the collage on the left, I am pictured with Ms. Elizabeth S. Darrah who presented me with two handmade, circa 1870s cloth Black dolls (that I am clutching against my chest).  The dolls were made by Ms. Darrah’s great-grandmother, Anna Frances “Fanny” Skinner Henry who was born in New Jersey in 1849 and died in 1940.  According to Darrah, “Members of the Skinner and Henry families were active abolitionists.”

Thanks again, Laurie for the share and fond memory!