Uneeda's line of Tinyteen dolls debuted in 1957 to compete with Ideal's Little Miss Revlon. Tinyteen was billed as "America's Best Dressed Teenager" and was dressed in various outfits including bridal, formal and casual wear. She had additional boxed outfits as well. In the early 1960's, Tinyteen acquired a boyfriend, Bob, who bore a resemblance to Vogue's Jeff doll. Uneeda's Suzette was a slightly different version of Tinyteen that was an exclusive for the Grant's chain of stores.
Tinyteen is 10.5" tall, and has a rigid vinyl body, jointed at neck, shoulders, waist and hips, and a soft vinyl head. She has gray or blue sleep eyes with molded lashes, and three painted lashes at the outer corner of each eye. Her rooted hair is generally styled in a wavy bob or a ponytail with bangs, and was available in various shades. She has red painted finger and toenail, and pierced ears with drop pearl earrings.
She is marked "UNEEDA" on the back of her neck.
Click here to go to Tinyteen and Suzette's Outfits page.
Tinyteen's box and wrist tag are pictured in the photo above.
Thanks to Valerie Myers for help with this page.
Additional sources for this page include:
- "Glamour Dolls of the 1950s & 1960s" by Polly and Pam Judd
- "The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965" by Cynthia Gaskill
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