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28″ Bride Doll by Eegee (1950s)

28″ Bride Doll by Eegee (1950s)

Body Construction

This 28″ doll has a hard plastic torso and legs with soft vinyl head and arms. She is jointed at the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. She has an unusual construction in that her face and legs, with high heel feet, are obviously adult, while her flat-chested, pot-bellied torso and stubby arms are more like a child. She is a walking doll and her head turns.

She has blonde hair rooted in a short, curly style, vibrant blue sleep eyes with lashes, and painted lashes under each eye. Her lips are red, while her fingernails are more of a rosy peach color. Her toenails are unpainted.

Markings

She is marked “EEGEE” on the back of her neck.

Eegee 28" Bride Doll

Clothing

Our blushing bride wears a satin, lace and tulle wedding gown which was available in a variety of styles. Her wired hoop petticoat is attached, and she also wears white taffeta panties, nylon hose and American Character style white heels. Her jewelry also varied, but would have included teardrop pearl earrings, a rhinestone engagement ring, and some type of neckace. She carries a small bouquet of white fabric flowers. Her tulle veil may be decorated with rhinestones, flowers, braid, netting or all of the above. The same doll was also sold in a street dress under the nameĀ Little Debutante.

Eegee Bride Doll
Doreena Ballerina Doll by Valentine (1957)

Doreena Ballerina Doll by Valentine (1957)

Doreena Ballerina was advertised by Valentine in 1957. She has a vinyl head with sleep eyes and rooted hair; vinyl arms; hard plastic torso; and hard plastic legs with jointed knees and ankles, so she can wear flats, high heels or ballet slippers. She was available in a variety of ballet costumes, which are pictured in the brochure that came with her. Her special stand enables her to pose on her toes. An extra outfit was packaged with her, so she could change into street clothes.

Doreena was also sold with a 40 piece “Ballet Tour” gift set which included a stage set.

Doreena Ballerina doll by Valentine
Doreena Ballerina back view
Extra outfit
Doreena’s extra outfit is a taffeta dress and panties with rayon socks and oilcloth shoes.
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Doreena Ballerina ad
Scan from Art National Manufacturers 1957 catalog
Concertina – Musical Ballerina Doll by Valentine (1958)

Concertina – Musical Ballerina Doll by Valentine (1958)

20″ Concertina was advertised by Valentine in 1958. She could be purchased in her Swan Lake costume, or in a gift set with several extra outfits. She has a hard plastic body with jointed knees and ankles, and a vinyl head with rooted hair and sleep eyes. Her “Swiss musical movement” I think would indicate that it is wind up rather than battery operated. If you have this doll, or any more information, please leave a comment and tell us about her.