Restored, and Made-Over
This perky actress was the darling of early 60s TV. Her sweetness and baby-like voice melted nearly all the male actors on the show, and all young men who watched the show. Playing a quirky, tom-boyish gal with a charming singing voice made her a fan of the female audience as well.
She appeared in guest spots in several popular TV series shows in the 80s, always fun to catch her...and still as pretty as we remembered.
To create this book, I have done a number of things to the original boxed set from Whitman, 1961. The box-cover had a cellophane peek-a-boo to the heavy board doll. As our version is a book, I designed a cover using some of the lettering components and repeating the large dots in similar colors. But I added a stock black and white photo of the star, and air-brushed color onto it. The photo was taken about the time she starred in the popular TV show, Hawi. Eye with Ed B. (Remember her cute rendition of "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb"?) The doll had entirely the wrong hair-do, and didn't look at all like her, so I repainted her face, and re-did her hair to look more like she did at the time.
As the shape of the box and folded costume sheet sections were narrow, I rearranged the clothes onto 5 full pages (instead of six pages with wide white edges) and used the 6th page to do a bio and filmography of the pretty star. Many press photos are added to the pages as well, most of which are from the early 60s. There are many color photos of the star, but they are later, when she was doing her Las Vegas and Broadway shows, so they don't fit this time period. She was also a hot - well-loved entertainer for our troups in Vietnam, with Bob H's shows and in the Persian Gulf war.
As her film career declined, and she was not stage and TV perfoming, she (the bright, determined Leo that she is) developed a line of skin care and beauty products and became very successful with that. See her Forever Spring line here:
Her bio is on that site also:
She has grossed over a BILLION dollars in sales on the Home Shopping Network alone with this product line! She's right up there with Revlon and Lancombe in sales. This business has lead to a new avenue- a health and beauty spa! She also actively supports many scholarships, Native American and US Veteran needs, and other charities. What will this bright gal do next? Way to go little "Cri-ket!"
Laser printed with permanent colors, archival papers with a satiny finish making it so lovely to cut. 80# coverstock covers, and 32# clothes pages. Finished size, 8.5"x11", stored in crystal clear Mylar seal-top bag.
Our printing equipment is a professional Canon 3380 Color ImageRunner. We use the very best archival laser papers we can buy for a lasting, beautiful product.
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Restored Vintage Paper Doll, © 2009, Forget-Me-Not Publishing, Skandia Michigan