Jun 092014
 
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Madame Alexander’s Elise is often a bride, occasionally a bridesmaid, but never more beautiful than in one of her elegant evening gowns. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.

Please note: Alexander used the same stock numbers repeatedly, so that is why you will see more than one outfit listed under the same number.
The numbers at the end of the some of the descriptions (e.g “Color in #12″) refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.

#1638 – 1957 – Pale pink bridesmaid’s gown of organdy and dotted nylon net, pink satin sash at waist, short puffed sleeves and square neckline; taffeta slip with nylon tulle ruffle at hemline; silk hose; pearl necklace & bracelet; silver shoes; basket of flowers; flowers in hair.
#1650 – 1957 – Nylon tulle bridal gown with attached stole; chapel length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bridal bouquet; pearl necklace and earrings.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#1715 – 1963 – Pale pink sleeveless gown with lace trimming neckline and armholes, two rows of lace on skirt, sash at waist. Color in #12

#1730 – 1958 – Pale green sleeveless nylon net ankle-length dress trimmed with rosebuds on skirt; wide stole of dotted net; nosegay of roses at shoulder.
#1730 – 1960 – Cornflower blue ball gown with pleated tulle overskirt, gathered attached stole, rosebud accents, hip-level tulle sash; coronet of flowers; rhinestone earrings; necklace.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#1735 – 1960 – White satin long-sleeved bridal gown with wide lace bertha trimmed with sequins and crystal beads, long satin streamers to the floor in back; coronet of flowers with floor-length tulle veil; bridal bouquet; pearl earrings and necklace; solitaire ring. Color in #2 and #12

#1736 – 1958 – Sleeveless ankle-length gown of shadow printed nylon, lace trim at hem and sleeves; satin sash trimmed with roses; large picture hat with roses; pearl necklace; solitaire ring.
#1740 – 1964 – Multi-tiered lace bridal gown with elbow-length puffed sleeves, white satin bow at waist; chapel-length tulle veil attached to coronet of white flowers; bridal bouquet; pearl necklace; solitaire ring; garter.

#1745 – 1963 – Blue or lilac sleeveless gown is entirely made up of rows of lace, rosebud trim on skirt; satin sash ties in back; pearl necklace and double-drop earrings; roses in hair; long white fingerless gloves; matching slip and panties; silver sandals. Color in #2
#1750 – 1958 – Sleeveless bridal gown of sheer tulle embroidered with bridal wreath design, attached tulle stole at shoulders; full-length tulle veil attached to a coronet of white flowers; white floral bouquet with green leaves, white satin streamers; full taffeta underslip; taffeta panties; garter; nylons; silver slippers; pearl necklace, bracelet & earrings; solitaire ring. Matching outfits were made for Cissy and Cissette. Color in #2 and #12

#1750 – 1962 – Bridal gown of nylon tulle with two rows of lace at hem, lace ruffle at neckline, lace trim on elbow-length sleeves; lacy coronet with rhinestone trim and floor-length tulle veil; pink and white bridal bouquet; organdy petticoat; taffeta petticoat; nylon lace panties; stockings; pearl necklace and earrings; solitaire ring. Matches Cissette #755. Color in #2

#1755 – 1963 – Bridal gown of tulle with four rows of narrow lace at hem and on bodice, three-quarter sleeves trimmed with lace; floor-length veil; coronet and bouquet of tiny pink, blue and white flowers; pearl necklace. Color in #5

#17-60 – 1959 – Sleeveless dotted tulle ball gown with ruffles at neckline; corsage of flowers at waist. Sold extra. Matches Cissy outfit #22-60. B&W in #1

#1775 – 1963 – Brocade ball gown; full-length deep pink satin opera coat with bow at neckline; bandeau of white roses in hair; bracelet; rhinestone earrings and ring; evening bag. Color in #8

#1830 – 1959 – Pale blue pleated nylon bridesmaids gown with pleated sleeve treatment, flowers on bodice, velvet ribbon sash; picture hat with flowers; pearl necklace. Color in #12
1961 – Tulle bridesmaid’s gown with tulle ruffle at neckline, large satin sash with accent of flowers; bouquet; picture hat of horsehair braid; jewelry. B&W in #1

#1835 – 1959 – Pale pink or white nylon tulle bridal gown with vertical rows of lace on bodice, large puffed sleeves trimmed with the same lace; full-length matching tulle veil attached to a coronet of flowers; bridal bouquet; pearl necklace & earrings; ring. Matches Cissy outfit #2170 and Cissette outfit.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#1835 – 1961 – Tulle bridal gown with puffed sleeves; floor length tulle veil with flowers; bouquet; pearl necklace and earrings; solitaire ring.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#? – 1963 – Mauve pink gown with full tulle skirt of unpressed pleats, tulle ruffles at sleeves; long white fingerless gloves; wide pink straw hat; rhinestone earrings and bracelet.
#? – Year? – Pale pink nylon gown with rows of white lace forming an apron pattern.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

Year? – #? – Nylon tulle bridal gown with attached stole; pearl necklace and earrings; bridal bouquet; tulle veil attached to cap decorated with pearls; white satin pumps. Color in #2

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  6. “Madame Alexander ‘Little People’” by Marge Biggs
  7. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-65″ by Cynthia Gaskill
  8. “Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s” by Polly and Pam Judd
  9. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  10. “Patricia Smith’s Doll Values, Antique to Modern, Fifth Series”
  11. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1963-1972, Vol. 2″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  12. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey



Copyright 1999-2014 by Zendelle Bouchard.

May 182014
 
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This doll is 23″ tall, and complete unmarked. She has an open/closed mouth, rooted hair, and brown sleep eyes. She is jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips, and has a walking mechanism. Her head and arms are vinyl, her torso is hard plastic. Her most unusual feature is her legs – the top parts that connect to the walking mechanism are hard plastic, while the rest of them are vinyl. I cannot ever remember seeing a doll with one single body part made from both vinyl and hard plastic. Anybody know who she is?

Photos courtesy of Lance B. Updegraff.



Apr 242014
 
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With the exception of the basic chemise which came on a doll, the other outfits on this page were all sold separately. Elise also had some coats which came on a dressed doll as part of a complete outfit. Check the Day Dresses and Formal Wear pages.

Please note: The number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.

Underwear & Sleepwear

#1600 – 1957 – Basic outfit of lace chemise with straps, ribbon flowers at bodice and at legs; nylon hose; mules trimmed with lace and flowers; drop pearl earrings.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#? – 1958 – Pink robe with wide white lace ruffle at neck. Long sleeves gathered at wrists with lace trim.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#? – 1959 – Petticoat and panties. B&W drawing in #4

#17-25 – 1959 – Sleeveless crepe nightgown with lace bodice. Matches Cissy outfit #22-25. B&W in #1

#17-26 – 1959 – Long-sleeved lace negligee. Matches Cissy outfit #22-26. B&W in #1

#18-25 – 1961 – Double-layered nylon nightgown trimmed in lace; lace bed jacket with ribbon ties. B&W in #1

Outerwear & Accessories

In addition to these
#? – 1958 – White faux fur coat with taffeta lining; matching hood and muff.

#? – 1959 – Wool coat and hat in coral or royal blue with flower accents. B&W drawing in #4

#17-1 – 1959 – Elastic-strap sandals, sold extra. B&W in #1

#17-2 – 1959 – Sling-back sandals decorated with lace and flowers. B&W in #1

#17-10 – 1959 – Flower-trimmed straw hat. B&W in #1

#17-50 – 1959 – Orlon coat with pointed collar, cuffs, flower at neckline; matching hat. Matches Cissy outfit #22-50. B&W in #1

#? – Year? – Black and white houndstooth check swing coat with white collar, red bow at neck. Red hat with black velvet ribbon.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.



Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  6. “Madame Alexander ‘Little People’” by Marge Biggs
  7. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-65″ by Cynthia Gaskill
  8. “Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s” by Polly and Pam Judd
  9. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  10. “Patricia Smith’s Doll Values, Antique to Modern, Fifth Series”
  11. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1963-1972, Vol. 2″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  12. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 1997-2014 by Zendelle Bouchard.

Apr 232014
 
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Elise’s ballerina outfits can be tricky to identify because most of them are very similar with only small changes from year to year.

Please note: Alexander used the same stock numbers repeatedly. The number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.

#1635 – 1957 – Pale or deep pink or blue ballerina tutu with attached nylon tulle skirt, satin bodice decorated with flowers has satin ribbon shoulder straps that tie in back; circlet of flowers in hair; pink tights; satin ballet slippers. Some have skirt sprinkled with sequins.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#1712 – 1958 – Pink ballerina costume; same as #1635 of 1957.

#1725 – 1958 – Pink ballerina tutu has skirt of multiple layers of nylon tulle, attached satin bodice with ruff of pleated tulle around neckline and floral sash; floral headpiece; nylon tights; satin ballet slippers. B&W in #1, color in #7

#1810 – 1959 – Gold Ballerina outfit with attached full gold net skirt, neckline trimmed with sequins; gold sequined tiara; pink tights; gold ballet slippers; gold earrings. Matches Cissette outfit #713. Color in #2 and #12

#1720 – 1960 – Ballerina tutu of shell pink pleated nylon tulle with satin bodice, decorated with rosebuds and rhinestones; shoulders straps are of tulle and there is a tulle sash gathered at the waist; coronet of flowers; nylon tights; ballet slippers. B&W in #1

#1825 – 1961 – Ballerina tutu with multilayered tulle skirt and taffeta bodice trimmed with flowers; shoulder straps are of tulle; coronet of flowers; tights; ballet slippers. B&W in #1

#1740 – 1962 – Tulle ballerina tutu in blue, pink or white has bodice decorated with sequins, attached tulle skirt sprinkled with rosebuds; pink hose; pink ballet slippers; rhinestone earrings. The blue version has gold sequins with a matching sequined headband; white version has white sequins; pink version has pink sequins and a headband of rosebuds. Color (blue version) in #2 and #6

#1720 – 1963 – Pink or Blue ballerina costume of satin bodysuit; separate pleated tulle tutu skirt with tiny pink roses, blue satin ribbon waistband; headband of pink roses; pale pink tights and ballet slippers; tiny rhinestone earrings.
#? – Year? – Blue tutu has satin bodice, gathered tulle around the armholes but not the neckline; pleated tulle skirt; spray of pink rosebuds hangs from waist and pink rosebuds scattered on skirt; tights and ballet slippers. Sold as an extra outfit.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  6. “Madame Alexander ‘Little People’” by Marge Biggs
  7. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-65″ by Cynthia Gaskill
  8. “Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s” by Polly and Pam Judd
  9. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault
  10. “Patricia Smith’s Doll Values, Antique to Modern, Fifth Series”
  11. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1963-1972, Vol. 2″ published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  12. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey



Copyright 1997-2014 by Zendelle Bouchard

Apr 082014
 
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