The film "A Sailor-Made Man" 1921 shows a half doll telephone cover.There was another Harold Lloyd film I saw that had a half doll telephone cover in it, but the quality wasn't very good so I decided not to use it. And insodoing, I've forgotten what the name of that film was........
Click on the photo to view the 1924 New York Times article about Helene Sardeau and her portrait boudoir dolls. This article was written two years after the magazine article from Theatre Magazine (click on this link, too, to view the blog entry on that 1922 article).
Thanks to Rebecca Eash who sent me this New York Times article!
Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy in "Speedy" 1928 - boudoir doll given away as prize at Coney Island.
Unfortunately, this YouTube film clip has the wrong music and repeats scenes and has scenes out of context so it doesn't represent the movie correctly. The Coney Island part of this movie, the way it originally was, was great! You might want to rent the DVD - Netflix has it. Anyway, boudoir doll starts at 3:54.........
This French Pierrot head may have had a body at one time. Heads were sold without bodies for ladies to create a doll so not sure if he once was a completed boudoir doll. Silk faced and dramatically painted, he could have been a fairly large doll because the head is a good size. I'd guess, complete, he could have been at least 34".
This half doll Pierrot has a tag on it "Spain" but, I do not think it is a manufacturer's tag or a store tag. I've never seen a half doll from Spain. They're usually made in Germany or France. That doesn't mean they weren't made elsewhere, but it makes me wonder......anyway, all original, and a very nice example. He is in a permanent sitting position, and he may have once had a mandolin. Looks like he's singing.
This is a rare Dean's Rag Book "Smart Set" doll, made around 1927. When I owned her, she was all original, down to her boots, which were more like knee high black leather/leatherette spats over her molded shoes. If I remember correctly, the leopard print trim was made of corduroy and the rest of her outfit was felt. Fantastic doll!
This silk-faced French boudoir doll measures 24". She has composition hands and legs with molded gold shoes and a molded red stone on her left hand. Her vintage home-made costume is one of the most elaborate ones I've seen. It has intricate bead work, as well as embroidery, and she is bejeweled on head and neck - Quite impressive!
This doll is a tagged Gerb's. She is 22" and is all cloth.
This doll may also be a Gerb's as she has the soft face that is a typical Gerb's feature. This doll is smaller in size than the average Gerb's and is stuffed with straw - another trait that these dolls have.
I've knitted off and on for a gazillion years; in fact, since the mid-1960's, when I was 12 and made baby booties. I really got into it in the late 1980's/early 1990's, making sweaters, coats and baby outfits.
I got the knitting bug again and thought I'd try out a vintage pattern. This basket-weave-patterned coat is from a 1935 Minerva yarn knitting book. I just finished it, only needing to attach the button loops and buttons near the collar.
The coat falls just above the knee.
The color is darker than photo'd. It's a nice dark red.
It has raglan sleeves.
Because this coat is an open front style, you could even wear it without the button/loop top closure.
This Blossom is similar to the other one I posted today, except her Pierrot costume is silk. She was not so lucky with her hat because it disappeared during the 80 years she's been around, but someone at one time added the headband. She's another lovely doll.