Did you play with a Barbie doll? I did not. She came on the scene after my doll playing times or maybe I had grown out of my overt sissy / girly phase by 1959.
However, I did have "baby dolls" and remember vividly staging elaborate tea parties. Also, I do remember inviting the girls in the neighborhood over for a "doll" tea party. They came. I only wish there were photos or I remember how I dressed for the party.
After my doll phase, I was more into the "Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955") craze. By then I needed to fit in with the neighborhood boys.
How about you. Did you play with dolls? Barbie?
|1959 - The Original Barbie Signature Doll