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Jackie (1961-62)

Jackie doll by Horsman

Although the Kennedy name was never used on the packaging, it is clear that Horsman was capitalizing on the popularity of the First Lady with this doll. Her box describes her as "An Irene Szor creation."

Body Construction
She is all vinyl, 20" or 25" tall, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. Her dark brunette hair is parted at the side and curled around her face. She has blue sleep eyes with brush lashes and high arched eyebrows. Her ears are pierced. Click here to see a closeup of her face.

The 25" version of Jackie is marked "HORSMAN/1961/JK 25/4" on the back of her head below the hairline.

Jackie pictured here is wearing a beautifully form-fitting white sheath dress with green and purple embroidered flowers. Click here to see a closeup of the embroidery. An avocado green tie belt encircles her waist and she has a matching pillbox hat. Underneath she wears white panties, hose, and white vinyl heels with molded bow accent. A pearl necklace and drop pearl earrings complete her ensemble. This doll was pictured in the 1961 Horsman catalog. Other outfits she was sold in that year include:

  • Strapless floral print sundress with matching stole, pearl jewelry.
  • Striped sheath dress; vinyl (?) coat and pillbox hat.
  • Wedding gown
In 1962 the 25" size only was advertised wearing a short wedding gown with veil, bouquet, and white heels. Black and white photos of all these outfits may be found in source #1. (Note: the 1961 wedding gown photo pictures the Cindy doll, not Jackie, so the outfit is probably not the same as pictured.)
She has also been found wearing a white embroidered gown with lace trim and matching shawl. See photo in source #2.

Jackie's wonderful display box is shown above. The box graphics are wonderfully evocative of the early sixties.

Sources for this page include:

  1. "Horsman Dolls 1950-1970" by Patikii Gibbs
  2. "Glamour Dolls of the 1950s and 1960s" by Polly and Pam Judd

    >Copyright 2000 by Zendelle Bouchard.

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