Ginny, Jill And Jeff
Vogue Dolls, Inc. was created by Mrs Jennie Graves and grew from humble roots as a cottage trade, to be the most important doll-only producer on the planet. In 1957 Vogue purchased the Arranbee doll company and used their R & B doll molds for a few years.
In the late 1940’s, with the advent of laborious plastic being used for doll manufacturing, Mrs Graves developed a bit of doll who was to be named after her daughter, Virginia (Ginny.) Ginny dolls are only eight inches tall, but came with extensive wardrobes and equipment that Mrs Graves designed herself.
These dolls are highly wanted and changed in small methods by the years. The earliest dolls had painted lashes and eyes and had molded hair underneath their wigs. Later dolls had molded eyelashes, sleep eyes, and got here as bent leg walkers. Dolls are often marked Ginny and/or Vogue. Ginny connoisseurs will say that the perfect Ginnys have a tough plastic head and physique (later dolls had vinyl heads).
After all, a profitable doll all the short hair hairstyles for kids time has prolonged household. In 1957, Vogue launched Jill (1957 – 1965), Ginny’s large sister, after which in 1958, Jan got here on board. Jan was Jill’s best good friend. Ginny and Jill also had a brother, named Jeff (1958-1961), who was Jan’s boyfriend. There was even a child sister, named Ginette (1955 – 1969). Jill and Jan are 10 1/2 inches tall, Jeff is eleven inches tall, and Ginny and Ginette are eight inches tall. Dolls are marked Vogue both on the head or the back.
Jill and Jan are teen dolls. My Jill is an early Jill, with a grayer pores and skin than later Jills, and a pony tail as an alternative of a bubble hair lower. She wears a vintage untagged costume. Jeff is carrying authentic clothes tagged Vogue. My Ginny is sporting an original tagged Ginny gown. Together, they make a cute slice of 1950 ‘s Americana.
Mrs Graves refused to advertise on tv, so Barbie overtook gross sales of Ginny and Ginny light into obscurity earlier than becoming standard once more with collectors. Thankfully, there are plenty of people that respect Ginny, Jill, and Jeff.