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Creating a cavalcade of cutouts: Paperdoll Review to release nine new classic star paper doll books
January 14, 2009
Paperdoll Review, well known for offering one of the widest selections of paper dolls via mail order and its website, www.paperdollreview.com, announced it will release nine new classic star paper doll books under its publishing imprint, Paper Studio Press.Collecting and cutting out paper dolls, a charming childhood pastime in decades gone by, is regaining popularity with collectors and a new generation of children interested in fashion and a more traditional form of play. The new paper dolls from Paper Studio Press recapture the glorious, glamour days of Hollywood’s Golden Age and will delight paper doll enthusiasts of all ages.The classic stars featured as paper doll books include Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire’s legendary partner; Esther Williams, the movies’ only swimming star; and Jane Powell, the movies’ songbird, all created by top paper doll illustrator, Marilyn Henry. Marilyn also created the currently available paper doll of Marilyn Monroe, perhaps the most iconic star of all time. Other stars getting the paper doll treatment are Betty Hutton, the zany World War II superstar, by Judy M Johnson; and the iconic classics from the silver screen – Greta Garbo, by Norma Lu Meehan, and Marlene Dietrich all designed by renowned fashion expert, David Wolfe. Wolfe will also be creating paper doll books of Phyllis McGuire, lead singer of the sensational sister trio and a fabulous fashionista, and America’s favorite funny lady, Phyllis Diller. Currently available is Wolfe’s paper doll of Marsha Hunt, fashion plate film star of the 1930s and ’40s. Coming in 2009 is a paper doll of Rhonda Fleming, the spectacular flame-haired beauty of ’50s films, illustrated by Norma Lu Meehan.Wolfe is releasing his book, Hollywood Fashions of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. And of course, every “princess at heart” will want to get the vintage styled Cinderella with 17th century costumes, by expert illustrator Brenda Sneathen Mattox.“Paperdoll Review is pleased to have had the chance to work with top illustrators and to make a connection with the stars is really wonderful,” said Jenny Taliadoros, owner of Paperdoll Review and Paper Studio Press. “We are just thrilled that we can celebrate the glamour of Old Hollywood with these highly collectible books.”About Paper Studio Press and Paper Doll ReviewPaper Studio Press, www.paperstudiopress.com celebrates the style and glamour of paper dolls at the peak of their popularity during Hollywood’s Golden Era through gorgeous reproductions of highly collectible vintage paper doll books, as well as new titles designed to fit in with the paper dolls of yesterday. Paperdoll Review, www.paperdollreview.com offers paper dolls of all kinds both online and through an extensive mail order catalog. Offerings including reproductions of vintage paper dolls, movie star paper dolls, fashion paper dolls, paper dolls of families, children, historic figures, and more.Click here to discuss this story and more in the AntiqueTrader.com message boards.