Sunday, February 20, 2011

BDHT: Black is Beautiful; Say it Loud!

This delightful, 1969 die cut, boxed paper doll set, Black is Beautiful, features four girls with big brown eyes. One girl has an Afro, two have short curly hair, and one has straight short hair.

This Magic Wand paper doll set also includes a red magic wand and three sheets of colorful separates (clothing, boots, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories) that reflect 1969's fashion style.  The box reads:  "Just touch with the wand and the clothes stay on."  The fashions are actually backed with a sticky substance that adheres to the dolls' bodies.

The Fashions

I remember wearing similar fashions in the 1960s. If you are old enough, do you?

I also remember the "Black is beautiful" statement proclaimed in the 1960s by many African Americans along with James Brown's affirmative song, "Say it Loud -- I'm Black and I'm Proud!"

More Reading:
Black is Beautiful
Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud


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  1. I remember the ponchos!!
    That's why I love vintage PD dolls,you get to see a history lesson in fashion!

  2. I've been looking for this set for a while. Thanks for sharing. Blessings...

    1. You're welcome. It took a while for me to find the Black is Beautiful paper doll boxed set. Good luck in your search!



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