This wonderful half doll is marked "Made in Holland" and "The Roman Chariot" much like the half doll I blogged about months ago (see previous blog post). Her legs are marked "Germany." Her costume is trimmed with sequins, rhinestones, feathers and faux pearls.
This photo is captioned, "Elizabeth Hodes 4 1/2, 804 East 58th Street..."(really? they gave out the kid's address?!)..."gets preview of French doll collection at Museum of Science and Industry during unpacking of "Merci Train" cargo.....French doll Elizabeth is shown hugging is practically as large as she and is just part of a great collection including statues, furniture, pictures etc. which will be put on display Saturday......." The photo is dated 1949.
Myrna Loy and her boudoir doll. The mentions the film "The One Way Street," however, I have only found one dated 1925, and her name does not appear as part of the cast. Not sure if that's an error or not.
"Sally of the Sawdust" is a corny film, starring Carol Dempster and WC Fields, but it does have a couple of boudoir dolls in it (notice the one hanging on a post on the right, as well as the one just behind the guy on the left).
How often do you see a tagged doll? Here's a cool one that is tagged "Black Bottom Vamp" "Mfg By S & H Novelty Co Atlantic City NJ." Click the link to view the doll that is for sale on Ruby Lane, Hatton's Gallery of Dolls.
Here are more photos of the Mineralava dolls (Rudolph Valentino and his wife, Natacha Rambova). They were created by the sculptor Helene Sardeau specifically for the Valentinos' Mineralava Tour in 1923.