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Dolly and Friends Originals 1940s Paper Dolls: Forties Vintage Fashion Dress Up Paper Doll Collection (Paperback)

Meet Dolly, Polly, Holly, Lolly, Jolly and Molly, new fashion paper dolls Dollys and Friends. You can begin creating your collection of paper dolls with this book which has 3 paper dolls and more than 40 outfits in 1940s styles of fashion.

This book is a perfect gift for fashion historians, fashion enthusiasts, costume history lovers, paper doll collectors or anyone interested in 1940s.

Please be aware that these paper dolls require careful hand cutting. For adults, paper dolls may be a gateway to childhood memories but they also make great gifts for children. Younger children may need the help to cut these dolls out since the dolls and clothes are not perforated. However, this is a nice opportunity for fun family time. Paper dolls can bring adults and children together, and collections of paper dolls have always passed down to younger generations. New generations can learn a lot while playing with paper dolls. In a digital era where dress up games allow us to change clothes on paper dolls by only touching a screen, cutting these dolls the traditional way is a great help for developing motor skills. Playing together also helps to develop communication and cooperation between friends and family. Playing games goes hand in hand with storytelling, role-playing and fantasy so everyone can treasure the time spent playing with these paper dolls as memories full of creativity and imagination.

Paper dolls have a long history, and although inspired by antique and vintage paper dolls, Dollys and Friends are modern fashion dolls. Still, most of their wardrobe pieces are vintage fashions or period costumes. While these clothes are created after research, each outfit may not be authentic for that time period. Although there are many costumes and designer fashions for vintage themed books, it is still best to describe them as inspired by historical periods but not exact period costumes. Especially undergarments are more modern for the dolls to be used with different wardrobe choices. Every new outfit from Dollys and Friends Originals Books you will get will be wearable by these Original Dollys. Collecting these paper dolls and sharing them with children can also make fashion and history become one of their passions.

Paper doll fans and children of all ages can enjoy these creations . Anyone who is cutting out these dolls and trying the outfits can have a great time with this entertaining activity whether they are fashion enthusiasts, history lovers, paper doll collectors, children or adults.

Cut & Assemble World War II Paper Soldiers (Dover Models & Toys)

Hours of action await young commanders with this authentic collection of nearly 100 free-standing, easy-to-assemble, two-sided paper soldiers. Step-by-step instructions make assembling the soldiers and their accoutrements easy.

These sturdy World War II-era GIs are depicted in a variety of action poses, including wielding bazookas, firing mortars and machine guns, clearing mines, and digging trenches. Plenty of accessories include a tank, field gun, flag, and pup tents.

Hobbyists of all ages will enjoy rallying the troops and taking command of these durable soldiers, who promise to survive countless lively engagements.

Pin-Up Girls of World War II Paper Dolls (Dover Celebrity Paper Dolls)

During World War II, GIs decorated their barracks with morale-boosting snapshots of dazzling pin-up girls. This red-hot paper doll collection depicts sixteen of them, plus an array of their most glamorous gowns, costumes, and lingerie. The stars include Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner, Susan Hayward, Veronica Lake, Ginger Rogers, and other 1940s celebrities. Carefully researched and meticulously rendered, this unique collection from artist Tom Tierney will be prized by fashion enthusiasts and collectors of all ages.

Great Fashion Designs of the Forties Paper Dolls: 32 Haute Couture Costumes by Hattie Carnegie, Adrian, Dior, and Others (Dover Paper Dolls)

Fashions from the 1940s rank among the most popular and most influential in modern times. In vogue again today, these classic designs — characterized by wide, padded shoulders and slim silhouettes — were born, largely, from the need to conserve materials during World War II. With the war's end, designers rejected the austere conditions imposed on them earlier in the decade and the New Look was inaugurated — an ultra-feminine line that displayed close-fitting bodices and long, full skirts.

For this modestly priced paper doll collection, noted illustrator and fashion authority Tom Tierney has painstakingly researched and meticulously re-created in full color the trend-setting styles of the 1940s. Two dolls and 32 lavish outfits for evening and daywear include Schiaparelli's dark blue wool suit accented with large gold buttons; an Adrian cocktail dress in crepe, with a hand-painted golden-rope motif; a four-tiered wool dress by Germaine Monteil; an elegant wedding gown of starched white muslin and white eyelet embroidery from Henri Bendel; Hattie Carnegie's dinner pajamas — a bespangled floral print accented with a wide sash in violent pink; and a magnificent black taffeta evening coat worn over a short lace evening dress — both by Balenciaga.

Also shown are stunning designs by Jo Copeland, Jeanne Lanvin, Mainbocher, Dior, Norman Norell, Adele Simpson, Mollie Parnis, Muriel King, Pierre Balmain, Maurice Rentner, Edward Molyneux, Omar Kiam, Robert Piguet, and Jacques Fath. Descriptions are included for the outfits, while notes offer background information on the designers and their creations.

A unique collection that paper doll fanciers will find especially captivating, Great Fashion Designs of the Forties Paper Dolls will also appeal to designers, nostalgia buffs, costume historians, and anyone interested in the timeless fashions of a memorable decade.