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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Roseanne and the Kestner and Martin Mull and Miniature

Roseanne herself was a doll collector; I taped a segment of her with her dolls about 25 years ago. Tonight ,on the finale of her resurrected show, she had Kestner as a prop  She also had doll houses and shots from a doll store, shown below.

In a quirk of dolly fate, Martin Mull was on an old Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  He was Roseanne's co-star in the old show.  He showed paintings he did of using doll house furniture as models, and he got at the time 3-5,000.00 each.  He actually went to miniature stores to look for them.  below are images from tonight's Roseanne.

I am working on a Facebook page called Doll Universe, formally under another name.  It was a gift to me from our friend, SF, a wonderful person, collector, and dealer.  Please check it out!












Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Toys R Us Finds

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: Toys R Us Finds: With Younkers Dept Store also going out of business, FAO Schwarz will be no more it seems. I don't know the fate of Carson Pirie Sco...

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Artistic Pastries

Japanese Pastries, Hippo Bakery, Mitsuwa Shopping Center





Gingerbread, dough babies, bread dolls from all over Europe are part of the history of dolls.  These artistic, wonderful pastries carry on that tradition.  I have posted more examples of dough art on my Instagram site under ellen_tsagaris.

They are made it the tradition of doll cakes and similar offerings.  Peru is famous for its dough figures, and so is China particularly tiny examples under mini domes of glass.



Twiggy on a Happy Mother's Day


Twiggy

 

Twiggy, the 60s model phenom who had a Barbie created in her image, was on Sunday Morning Mother’s Day 2018.  She said she got the idea for painting her lower lashes on  from the face of a rag doll in her bedroom!!

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: George Melies on Google

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: George Melies on Google: Today, Google celebrates film maker and contemporary of Joseph Cornell, George Melies.  Melies' work is the subject of the movie, Hugo. ...