This Blog accompanies my class Miss Bronte Meets Miss Pym. There are graphics and photos, bliographies and lists of books in print. Included is information about related topics and The other Brontes, Shirley Jackson, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Susan Glapsell. Please visit often, and feel free to visit whether you are in my course or not.
In Memory of our Friend Cathy Berta
Miss Pym and a Friend
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Some Excellent Women, As Barbies!
We can Stop Talking About her Physique!
This week, Barbie was on the cover of "Time." Quite a feat, and still at the fairly young age of 57! The new Barbie bodies are out, and available online. Mine is on back order, but they are out there.What do you think of the new bodies? I'd love to know! Tomorrow, February 8th, Theriault's Rendezvous will feature some amazing Ginny dolls with clothes, furniture and accessories. PBS is replaying the first three episodes of "Anne of Green Gables", which has been a muse for many types of Anne and Diana dolls. The setting, Prince Edward Island, is on my bucket list, how about you? We'll take another look at Chatty Cathy prices, and during Black History Month, we'll take a survey of African and African American dolls and their importance in festivals like Kwanzaa. Finally, our finale this week consists of recent auction results as posted by our friends at "Antique Doll Collector" Magazine. Tonight is the Super Bowl, of course, in my old hometown. Do you know where your sports mascot dolls, bears, and bobble heads are?
In response to public interest, Mattel has given the blonde maven a new body makeover; go Barbie! These new dolls are diverse and beautiful. They have diverse hair styles, skin tones, and body types. We girls can really do everything now, and in our own unique shapes!