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15" Princess Bride (1958)

Body Construction
Valentine's Princess Bride was marketed in in 15" and 19" versions in 1958. She has a rigid vinyl body with a softer vinyl head. She has blue sleep eyes with brush lashes and painted lashes under her eyes. She is jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips,with plastic disks in her hip joints. The 19" doll is also jointed at the waist. Her ears are pierced, with pearl drop earrings.

The 15" doll is marked "15 HH" on the back of her head below the hairline; "15" on the underside of her arms; "15HH" inside her upper thigh; and "15 BAL HH" on her back.

Princess Bride wears a strapless taffeta wedding gown with an overskirt of tulle trimmed in lace. A lace bolero jacket is all she needs to keep warm for her June wedding. Her original outfit included a veil, bouquet, panties, hose and white plastic heels. The 15" version was packaged in a trunk with additional outfits including a strapless formal, street dress, petticoat, housecoat, bonnet and handbag. Click here to see a catalog photo of the set. The 19" version had an extra dress plus jewelry, bra and panties.

Thanks to Wendy Bailey for help with this page.

Additional sources for this page include:
  • "The Doll and Teddy Bear Department" edited by Thomas W. Holland
  • Art National Manufacturers Distributing Co. Catalog, Fall 1958

Copyright 2000 by Zendelle Bouchard.

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