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What a Doll!
The year is 1959. It is an era of
one-dimensional paper dolls and cherubic baby dolls. And
then, seemingly out of nowhere, there is Barbie doll.
Sophisticated and full of possibilities. Barbie changes
When Ruth Handler created Barbie
doll five decades ago she not only introduced a wonderful
toy for little girls, she helped create one of the most
popular and prized collectibles in the toy market. Imagine,
Handler's first doll, a Ponytail Barbie, sold for more than
$25,000 at auction; a staggering amount for a doll that
originally sold for $3.
Barbie: A Rare Beauty
hosts an amazing visual feast of 50 years of beautiful
dolls, showcasing more than 500 striking photographs of some
of the finest and rarest dolls ever created. Author and
celebrated Barbie doll expert Sandi Holder presents a
banquet of gorgeous vintage dolls, classic fashion sets,
prototypes, one-of-a-kind rarities, Japanese fashions, store
displays, licensed products and many never-before-seen items
in this stunning presentation of the grandest doll ever: Barbie.
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