Friday, February 24, 2017

Thank You LéonorEtLorelei

I love the readers of this blog. Really, I do.  I had to take this time to thank all of you for following, reading, and commenting on my posts.

I am also extending a heartfelt thanks to LéonorEtLorelei, who so kindly helped me identify my second doll purchase of 2017, the cutie patootie from Holland.

In a comment to that post, she wrote:

This doll is a GoGo Brigitte. As a black Beauty, she was [often] dressed like a hula dancer. Never seen any with red eyebrows.She did also exist in a smaller size, named "Happy Haley" .Hope you'll have a great day !
In a second comment, the following links to photos of Go-Go Brigitte dolls, including a black version dressed in straw skirt, were shared:

Black and White Go-GoBrigitte dolls
Go-Go Brigitte
Brigette in straw skirt

LéonorEtLorelei, I really appreciate your help! Thank you also for sharing a link to one of your blog posts.  I love your creativity as well as the message your little doll protesters are conveying.  The Herman Pecker and the Cheers premium doll are both adorable.

During the 1960s, toys and other items were included as premiums with products sold here in the US, like Cheers laundry detergent, but I never saw dolls of any color in any of the products my mother purchased.

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  1. it is so kind of you !
    It is something strange, how people meet, even in virtuality . I was searching by pictures a doll for a friend of mine, a little doll made in Hong Kong, don't know who she is , when the Cutie Patootie came . Had a click to see her, for that same friend, cause she as found one, without her original clothes.
    (here I 've got to speak my mind about our wills . For that friend, original clothes are essentials. Not for me, I don't mind. In fact another friend of mine makes so beautifull clothes for my dolls : I'm blessed !
    What means something to me is that all those dolls we welcome, some of them lost their "names", their "story" , just marked "made in " and sometimes unmarked at all .
    So, as long as we'll find on ebay, pinterest, Flickr , in books, in blogs, the way to know a little more, I'll still be blessed).
    As I just took the time to tell you who was cutie, I didn't know who you were . If I had known, sure I would not dare. I mean I didn't know how famous you were, didn't know about your books, museum expositions ...
    Life is really strange, at the exact moment I receved a follower- mail from Black Doll Collecting, I was on your blog, searching for your post with " Rosie we can do It" to dress a doll like her ...
    Life is stange because you cutie comes from Holland, so my family comes from Holland too (father side ) , don't know if you know it I'm french ( and please, excuse my english). And what is the name of my father, my name, coming from Holland too ? De Bie , Debbie, fun : )
    I do understrand you love your followers, I've read so much comments so exiting, tuching, true, deep ...
    I didn't dare asking you the authorization for a post about you in my blog,
    I also did not want to boast of knowing you in my blog , but I told a friend ( the one who create clothes for my doll :)
    anyway, I'm blessed, and you are very welcome !

    1. I am happy a Google search to help a friend led you here. It is often uncanny how lives intersect in day-to-day life as well as in cyberspace.

      I don't consider myself famous. I am just a passionate collector, who understands the importance of doll documentation. I remain a "thirsty" collector, craving knowledge about the dolls I collect, past, present, and future, and know there are others like me who desire to know their dolls' origins. This is particularly important for novice collectors. For me, there was very little written information about black dolls when I began collecting over 2-1/2 decades ago. I hope the little I have done has helped to rectify this issue.

      Please feel free to continue to share and comment on my posts. I tried a couple of times to comment on your post that uses the Herman Pecker dolls, but I don't believe the comments went through.

      I smiled while reading the similarities or coincidences of my doll's Holland origin and your family origin; the De Bie name and my first name; and your hunt for Rosie the Riveter info to dress a doll and my post with Lammily dressed as Rosie the Riveter -- what a connection!

      For the love of dolls,


  2. It's very cool that you found out who your doll is. Now she has a past as well as a present and future :-)
    Thanks for the update on her as well as the link to LéonorEtLorelai.It's a lovely blog.

    1. Yes, yes, yes, Maricha! Knowing a doll's true origin, including the original name, is very important to me. A doll is just a doll without knowing its full story.

      LéonorEtLorelai is a doll-lightful blog.


  3. I'm so glad you found out her origins, she does have a adorable face.

  4. Beautiful story! I beg to differ that you are not famous. You ARE famous! I learned of your books before I discovered your blog. You are a "well known" doll enthusiast so that makes you my opinion. This is super cool that you have learned where your cutie patootie originated from.

    1. Awww... thanks so much, G.G. for your kind words. I appreciate it.




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