May 17, 2011Betsy McCall
By Sablemable aka Jan
Oh, how I remember paper dolls, especially Betsy McCall paper dolls!
McCall’s magazine introduced us to Betsy in May 1951.
We met Betsy, her parents Mr. and Mrs. McCall aka Daddy and Mommy and Betsy’s dachshund puppy, Nosy. Betsy is five, going on six.
Other family members and a friend are introduced over the years. Here’s cousin Barbara McCall who first appeared in the August 1951 issue.
Neighbor Jimmy Weeks was added to the cast in November 1951.
Cousin Linda McCall arrives in the April 1952 issue.
Finally, cousin Sandy joins Betsy and cousin Linda in the December 1955 issue.
Alas! Betsy McCall is retired in 1995, appearing for the last time in the September issue.
I want to express my deepest gratitude to Jessica Jones, owner of the blog, How About Orange (www.howaboutorange.blogspot.com) and Janie, owner of the website, The Bleu Door (www.thebleudoor.com) for the research and images of dear Betsy. You may download, for free, the Betsy McCall paper dolls at the How About Orange site. Again, thank you, Jessica and Janie!
Now, let’s play dress up with Betsy!