Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CHARLIE CHAPLIN Movie Mask, 1924

February 24, 1924. Movie Star cut-outs like this one of Charlie Chaplin appeared in various newspapers in 1924. I think Chaplin is timeless.

MODERN TIMES Coloring Contest, 1936

"A coloring contest that will provide lots of fun for Boys and Girls."

March 27, 1936. The first of four pictures of Charlie Chaplin to be colored in the contest.

March 28, 1936.

March 29, 1936.

March 30, 1936.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

BOOTS, 1934

September 23, 1934. BOOTS strikes a pose. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Christine, Anne and Nan

December 13, 1953. Christine's Clothes by 13 year-old Arlene Brownell.

December 14, 1952. Anne's Beautiful Gowns by 14 year-old Dorothy Holland.

February 17, 1952. Nan's Wardrobe by 16 year-old Frances Mortby.

Monday, November 21, 2011

MARY BRIAN Paper Doll by Laura Brock, 1934

June 03, 1934. After posting the coloring contest for COLLEGE RHYTHEM I realized I had a Mary Brian paper doll. Movie Doll Family by Laura Brock.

Joe Penner and His Duck??? 1934

November 21, 1934. COLLEGE RHYTHM starring Jackie Oakie, Joe Penner, Lanny Ross, Helen Mack, Lyda Roberti, Mary Brian, George Barbier, Franklin Pangborn and Dean Jagger. From Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide - "Silly but enjoyable musical/comedy/romance with Mack Gordon - Harry Revel songs. Penner and his duck are even tolerable here."

Paper Doll Paul, 1931

August 09, 1931. Paper doll Paul by Hope Lucille Nelson, a SLT Junior member.


December 26, 1943. Uncle Milt paper doll, another BOOTS' Cut-Out. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Going To The DOGS (and CATS too!)

Coloring page by Cynthia Vasilis.

August 02, 1931. A "Dog Day" Cut-Out Doll For You by Anna May Dunn, a SLT Junior member.

November 09, 1976. Newspaper coloring page.

May 24, 1931. Another paper doll by Anna May Dunn. A kitten doll that will make a pleasant playmate for your paper doll family.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Win A Brand New 1957 ATLAS Vacuum Cleaner!

April 01, 1956. Some lucky person won a brand new 1957 ATLAS vacuum cleaner by correctly counting the number of times the word "ATLAS" appeared in the above drawing. The contest ran in many newspapers.


November 23, 1976. Newspaper Coloring Contest.

Thanksgiving Paper Dolls by Aunt Elsie Members

November 20, 1927. Priscilla by Betty Webb, age 15.

November 20, 1927. Betty Alden by Frances McCarthy, age 16.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PAPER PILGRIMS to Cut Out and Color! 1988

Pilgrim paper dolls to cut-out and color from The Mini-Page for children that ran in many newspapers across the Country. November 18, 1988.

Thanksgiving Cut-Out Toys by A. W. Nugent, 1935

November 24, 1935. A turkey and a duck cut-out from A. W. Nugent.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Two Paper Dolls by Marjorie Miller, 1937

Louise, a paper doll from January 03, 1937.

Another paper doll by Marjorie Miller, from January 24, 1937. I do not know Marjorie's age but she would have been under 17 because she was a member of the SLT Junior club.


A United Way coloring contest from September 25, 1977.

Mr. and Mrs. Bear finger-puppets from May 29, 1956.

Little Bear and Goldilocks finger-puppets from May 30, 1956.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Brick Bradford and June Salisbury, 1935

September 14, 1935.

September 23, 1935. The comic strip "Brick Bradford" made its debut on August 21, 1933 and lasted until April 25, 1987. Story line was by William Ritt and the comic strip was illustrated by Clarence Gray.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Clowns by A. W. Nugent, 1932

Another goodie from A. W. Nugent. July 17, 1932.

RED SKELTON as "The Clown", 1953

THE CLOWN starred Red Skelton, Jane Greer, Tim Considine, Loring Smith and Philip Ober. Remake of "The Champ" about a washed-up comic with a devoted son who looks out for him. A rare dramatic role for Red Skelton. Charles Bronson has a small role in the film. Movie was directed by Robert Z. Leonard. Coloring contest from February 20, 1953.

Paper Dolls by Aunt Elsie Members

Carmen The Dancer paper doll by Yvonne Stewart, age 11. August 17, 1952.

Paper doll and her poodle by Julie Mondot, age 12. November 09, 1958.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mr. Botts, the Interior Decorator

Here is Mr. Botts, an Interior Decorator. He was hired to help repair The Professor's house after one of BOOTS' boyfriends, Mervie, accidently set the house on fire. This paper doll is from September 10, 1939. Many thanks to Edgar Martin.


This RICE-A-RONI coloring contest appeared in newspapers in August of 1989.

Dancing MOPSY from November 10, 1946

Saturday, November 5, 2011

NAPOLEON and SAMANTHA Movie Coloring Contest, 1972

NAPOLEON and SAMANTHA starred Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Johnny Whitaker, Will Geer, Arch Johnson and Henry Jones. The movie is a Walt Disney Production about two kids who run away with a pet lion. Jodie Foster's film debut. Directed by Bernard McEveety. The coloring contest is from August 04, 1972. I have never seen this movie.

A Count The DOTS Contest From 1937

The Aunt Elsie Club - 1950's Style

NANCY and Her Wardrobe paper doll by Shirley Johnson, age 14. March 02, 1952.

JO ANNE Of Hollywood paper doll by Paula King, age 13. January 18, 1953.

A young girl paper doll by Yvonne Harper, age 14. July 27, 1958.