Othe PMA glamour dolls
Here are some other glamour dolls that are documented or attributed to Plastic Molded Arts (PMA):
- Little Miss Joan
- This doll is a 9" version of PMA's Miss Joan and shares her big sister's jointed knees, shoulders and hips. She appears to be all hard plastic with a saran (synthetic) wig and sleep eyes with molded lashes. She wears dark pants and a lighter jacket with trim down the front that looks out of scale. The company advertised her for Toy Fair in February, 1957. According to the ad, extra clothing was available for her including "real mink stoles and coats". See photo in source #2.
- 20" Glamour Doll
- She is all vinyl and jointed at the neck, shoulders, hips and waist. Her blonde hair is curled and she wears a sleeveless, v-neck dress with full skirt and white plastic heels. She was advertised in 1957. See photo in source #3.
- 7.5" glamour doll
- All hard plastic; brunette wig; sleep eyes with molded lashes; jointed (strung) at neck, shoulders and possibly at hips; wears snap-on plastic bra and panties like those worn by PMA's Lingerie Lou doll, a flat-footed, mature figured "dress me" doll which was one of the company's major products. This doll is unmarked but is attributed to PMA because of the type of arm hooks she has as well as other characteristics similar to documented PMA dolls. See source #1 for photo and more information.
Sources for this page include:
- "Hard Plastic Dolls" by Polly and Pam Judd
- "Hard Plastic Dolls, II" by Polly and Pam Judd
- "Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s" by Polly and Pam Judd
Copyright 2001 by Zendelle Bouchard.