Not long after World War II ended (1945) new development in
plastic material was introduced by doll makers as a replacement to
Hard plastic material is durable, could be molded, washed etc.
The Ideal company was one of the first companies to produce dolls made of plastic material
beginning in 1946, soon followed by the rest of the industry.
This page is a mixture of 1950s dolls and doll makers with too few
dolls for each maker to have a web page, so they have been combined here.
See the many identified Hard plastic dolls below.
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Vintage 1950s Hard Plastic Dolls Identified, various manufacturers
Advance Betsy Walker doll, 20-21" tall, (companion doll to Wanda and Winnie
Walking dolls), see the Advance Doll &
Toy Co. page
1950s Stashin Andreadoll and
8" tall, all hard plastic with a jointed body, sleep eyes, wigged, Ginny look a like, has molded t-strap shoes,
made by Stashin Doll Company.
Andrea doll, 8"
1950s Universal Baby Barry Girl Doll, 16" tall, hard plastic, saran
braided pigtail wig, open mouth with tongue and teeth, blue
sleep eyes, marked: Made in USA 170, made by
Universal Doll Corp. The
Baby Barry Toys doll,has a face similar
to this doll.
1950s Baby Barry Girl Doll, 16"
1950s+ Admiration Carol Sue doll, 7 1/2" tall, Ginger like doll,
large sleep eyes, non-walker, clothing is often stapled to the
doll, dolls toes are sometimes painted to look like socks,
marked on back: Admiration Toy Con A1 75 Made in Hong Kong,
made by the Admiration Doll Co.
Other Admiration dolls; Dolls of All Countries or
of All Nations; Africa,
Colonial, England, Eskimo, France, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Spain,
Sweden. Dolly Walker, all dolls are 7 1/2" tall.
1950s+ Carol Sue doll, 7
Dress Me doll, Souvenir doll, Tourist dolls, 6-18" tall, sold and made
by many different doll makers as early as 1944 when they were made of
1950s Rosko Mary-Lou Mannequin doll, 9" tall, all hard plastic doll with a
jointed body, plastic head with rooted ponytail hair and bangs, blue painted
eyes, closed mouth, molded painted black shoes, Mary-Lou came with a wardrobe of
pre-printed fabric and instructions for a child to cut out and make the doll
clothing, doll is unmarked, made by Rosko Tested Toys an importer from
1950s Mary-Lou Mannequin doll, 9"
1950s Marcie Nancydoll and Sluggo doll, 8"
tall, box front names the dolls "Sluggo and Girl Friend,
designed by Marcie", dolls were a promotional from Post
Grape-Nut cereal, and represent the comic characters of Nancy &
Sluggo from Ernie Bushmiller's comic strip.
hard plastic jointed body, sleep eyes, Nancy has a dark caracul
wig, Sluggo's hair is painted, she wears a black felt vest with
three white buttons on front, white blouse and orange skirt,
orange hair ribbon and has tiny painted on black slip-on type
shoes, Sluggo has a red and white knit shirt, jean type pants
with a patch on his knee, painted shoes and red cap.
1950s Sluggo doll & Nancy doll , 8"
1950s Roddy Scottish Boy doll, 22" tall, all hard plastic jointed
body, molded hair, sleep eyes, open mouth with upper teeth,
these boys usually are found dressed as Scottish boys or in a
shirt and trousers. Marked on back: Roddy, Made in
England by Roddy Dolls.
1950s Roddy Scottish Boy
1950s Sarold Girl Doll, 8" tall,
hard plastic body, non-walker, jointed at neck, arms and legs, glued on
wig, inexpensive doll may have sold through Woolworth Stores, made by Sarold
of England, marked on back: Sarold.
Sarold Girl Dolls 8"
1950s Characteristics Saucy
Walker doll, 22" tall, Ideal Saucy Walker doll look a like, all hard plastic, jointed
walker body, wigged (usually in braids), sleep eyes, closed
mouth, grill with a crier in tummy, marked on neck: symbol of a
triangle made by Characteristics Doll Co.
1950s IMPCO Tina Toddler doll, 20" tall, (probably other sizes too),
Ideal Saucy Walker look a like, hard plastic
jointed walker body, wigged, sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, grill with a
crier in the tummy, she's probably not shown in her original
outfit, doll marked IMPCO made by Imperial Crown Toy Corp.
See also the Hard Plastic dolls
1950s IMPCO Tina Toddler doll, 20"
1950s Wilson Girl Doll, 20"
hard plastic body, hard plastic head with wig or vinyl head with
rooted synthetic hair, blue sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, jointed
knee walker, with mama voice box, head marked: H. J. WILSON, body
marked: 190 MADE IN U.S.A., our (two) reference books show a
closed smiling mouth and vinyl rooted hair - but I think it is the
same or similar doll.
Artisan Miss Gadabout doll
1952+ Artisan Raving Beauty doll,
19-20" tall, some are walker dolls, most dolls are unmarked, some are marked:
Pats. Pend. Heady Turny, they are hard
plastic dolls with an open mouth, felt tongue and four
teeth, washable ravon wig, sleep eyes with real lashes,
jointed at the neck, shoulders and wide hips (this is a good way to identify the
dolls) made by Artisan Novelty Company.
Dolls clothing is labeled California Originals by Michele. Miss
Gadabout doll is usually dressed in casual clothing and the
Raving Beauty doll in more formal dresses. The Ravon Company also made an
18 1/2 Raving Beauty like doll, she is unmarked.
Raving Beauty doll, 20"
1951-1954 Paris Rita doll,
24 - 31" tall, some were walker's, all hard plastic
jointed body, saran wig in various colors & hair styles, sleep
eyes, real upper lashes, beautiful chipmunk cheeks, open smiling
mouth with teeth and tongue, walks, sits and
stands with no mechanism. Dolls are unmarked.
Came in various outfits, the
29" tall walker doll also came as a Majorette and the
31" has been found as a Bride doll made by the
Paris Doll Company.
Lisa Exclusives Roxanne
tall doll, all hard plastic, blonde wig, sleep eyes, open mouth with
upper teeth, walker, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips, came with a red camera, from the TV show
"Beat the Clock", by Mona Lisa
Exclusives. Roxanne dolls are marked: 16" - 160 and
18" - 180. The Paris Doll Company also made
a Roxanne Beat the Clock doll, but it's unknown if or how the
Paris doll is marked.
Thanks Barbara Benson for the correction on this doll.
1952 Roxanne Beat
the Clock doll,
1953+ Brookglad Dennis the Menace doll, 17" tall, newspaper
cartoon comic character created in March 1951 by Hank Ketcham.
This Dennis Mitchell doll has a vinyl head with molded painted yellow hair
and his famous cowlick hair in the back is sticking out, black inverted V
brows like a scowl, stationary glassene eyes, open mouth,
freckles on his blushed cheeks, one piece magic skin vinyl body, wore blue
dungarees and a red and white shirt, brown plastic shoes, doll made by Brookglad Creations
a Glad Toy
Company. See the 1960s Hard
Plastic doll page for Poor Pitiful Pearl.
There are many different makers of Dennis the Menace
dolls and other advertising tie in products over the years to present. Dennis appeared in various media; newsprint,
comic books, films, TV shows; another Dennis doll, all vinyl or rubber doll is marked:
Dennis the Menace 1958 M.K.K., Dennis the Menace cloth and vinyl puppet
dolls and others.
1953 Dennis the
Menace doll 17"
1953-1954 Freydberg Mary Jane doll, 17" tall,
a Terri Lee look a like doll made by Kathryn Kay Toy
Kreations and clothed by G. H. & E. Freyberg, Inc.
Mary Jane dolls are unmarked.
Terri Lee successfully protected their Terri Lee
doll copyright and won the suit in 1954, all Mary Jane doll molds and any
finished product was then destroyed, the company restructured with a new Mary
Jane doll product and new name; of Togs and Dolls.
1955-1957 Togs and Dolls Corp. Mary Jane doll,
17" tall, vinyl head with brown rooted hair, hard plastic jointed head turning
walker body, sleep eyes with real eyelashes, closed mouth, doll is unmarked,
came with a hangtag that states; "My name is Mary Jane I am made of Celanese
acetate plastic I have 36 pretty outfits. Do you have them all?'
Jane doll, 17"
1953 Niresk Janie Pigtails
tall, Ginny look a like, see the Niresk
Industries page for more details and information
1953 LuAnn Simms
16, 19" tall, walker type doll, hard plastic jointed body, sleep eyes,
open mouth with teeth, brown wig, marked:
Made in U.S.A 170 or 180.
LuAnn Simms doll was produced by each of these companies: Horsman, Roberta, Valentine.
may need a box, hangtag or labeled clothing to
identify which company made your doll.
Simms doll, 16"
1953 Valentine LuAnn Simms doll, 14",
closed mouth, marked Made in USA, Pats.
Personality Doll Corp Little Max doll, 16" tall, one piece latex body, mute but
cute eight year old child character, molded
painted red hair, side glancing eyes, side
kick of Joe Palooka a cartoon comic character,
created by Ham Fisher, produced by Harvey Comics, marked: Ham Fisher Personality
Doll Corp 1953.
Not shown; 1953 Joan Palooka, Joe
Palooka and Annie Howe's daughter, was made by Ideal
and can be found on the Ideal 1950s
doll page. 1955 Buddy Palooka doll, son of Joe and Ann
Palooka, made by Personality Doll Corp 1954.
Little Max doll, 16"
1954-1955 Advance Wanda the Walking Wonder doll,
17-18" tall, (companion doll to Betsy and Winnie Walker), see the Advance Doll & Toy Co. page.
1955 Plated Molded
Sales Paula Mae
Walking doll, 16" tall, magic knee action doll, white
or black versions, Pollyanna look a
like, only on a smaller scale, has bendable legs, hard plastic
body with vinyl head platinum rooted hair and blue sleep
Doll is made by the Plated Molded Sales Company.
Photo courtesy of Darna on Rubylane.
1955 Paula Mae doll,
Belle Marjorie doll, 19" tall or Belle Margie doll, 17 or 20"
tall, see the Belle Doll & Toy Corp.. page for more details and information
1956 Citro Polly Ponds Beauty Doll, 24"
tall, hard plastic walker, sleep eyes, blonde mohair wig, advertising doll for
Ponds Cold Cream products, wearing her original striped jumper, made by
Citro Manufacturing Company
of New York US. Doll is unmarked.
There is another 24" tall fashion type doll, with a
one piece stuffed vinyl body, that was called Citro Polly Pond's Bride
doll sold for $21.95 originally and an
8"tall hard plastic jointed doll named Citro Polly Pond's Bridesmaid
each dressed accordingly, came with a beauty kit, and are
different dolls altogether.
1957-1960s 14R Fashion Dolls, all
vinyl 19-20" tall, sleep eyes, jointed bodies, rooted hair, many
have pierced earrings and high heel feet, marked on neck: 14R, Miss
Revlon like, various manufacturers; Belle, Deluxe Reading, Eegee,
Manco Company, Natural Doll Company, Rite Lee, Royal and Sayco.
Doll Face 19"
1957 Niresk Big Sister doll,
see the Niresk
Industries page for more details and information.
1958 Brookglad Rusty doll,
16" tall, stuffed jointed body, vinyl molded red hair, stationary plastic eyes,
no lashes, freckles, open
smiling watermelon mouth, marked on back of head; RUSTY,
on right foot V15 and on
back A. Made by Brookglad Creations, Glad Toy
Company. Probably based on a cartoon character. See also
Hard Plastic & Vinyl dolls 1960s,
for other Brookglad dolls.
1958 Brookglad Rusty doll,
1958 Belle Twixie the
Twisting Pixie doll, 19" tall, see the Belle Doll & Toy Corp, page for more
details and information.
High Heel Fashion Dolls, 10
1/2" tall, Little Miss Revlon like competitor, rooted hair, sleep eyes, high
heel feet, usually has pierced ears, several manufactures;
marked on neck: circle P, circle X, 14R or unmarked, made by
Shown at left,
dolls marked Circle P, high heel Fashion dolls, 10 and 14" tall, hard
plastic dolls with multi-jointed body.
Photo courtesy of Ladybugzdollz.
P Fashion Doll, 10 1/2"
Little Miss Rose Mary doll, 10 1/2" tall, (shown on right,
7014 Bride doll), Little Miss Revlon type, gray
sleep eyes, pearl earrings, high heel feet, various hair colors,
marked on neck: Circle P, box is marked; #7014 Little Miss
Rose Mary, by Rose Mary Doll Mfg. Company, New York, NY made in
1959 Little Miss Rose Mary
Bride doll, 10 1/2"
1959-1960s Dandee Sally Starr doll, 10 1/2" tall,
Fashion doll, hard plastic jointed body with twist waist
and high heel feet, vinyl head with rooted platinum hair, sleep
eyes, she came dressed in a felt western cowgirl outfit in blue,
white, or yellow, doll shown is in the white outfit with a long
sleeve white shirt with red felt embellishments with blue stars,
white felt skirt with red braid trim and stars in blue and red
with Sally Starr's name written in cursive in red with a bottom
fringe, black vinyl belt with two white holsters for her two
guns, red boots, white cowgirl hat. Sally is marked
circle P on the back of her neck and was made by the
Dandee Doll Manufacturing Company.
Sally Starr (born Alleen Mae Beller on 26
Jan 1923) was a well known television
hostess for the Popeye Theatre children's TV show in
Philadelphia which ran from 1955-1972.
1959 Sally Starr doll, 10 1/2"
1959-1961 PMA Linda Williams
14, 18, 30" tall, character from the Danny Thomas TV show "Make Room
For Daddy" played by Angela Cartwright, the 14" doll was
made by PMA - Plastic Molded Arts
Company, was possibly a mail-in-premium from the
General Foods Company.
The 14" doll shown is marked: Linda Williams
and is probably by PMA.
The Natural Doll Company also sold Angela
Cartwright / Linda Williams dolls.
The 30" Angela Cartwright doll shown is marked: Angela and is by the Natural Doll Company. Photo courtesy of Patkan.
Thank you Andrea Nowlin!
for sharing that PMA also made this doll, Andrea is the great-niece of
the owner of the Plastic Molded Arts Doll Company of Long Island, NY
Williams doll, 14"
Angela Cartwright doll 30"
1959-1960s Doll Bodies LuAnn doll, 19- 20"
tall, see the Doll
Bodies, Inc. page for more details and information.
1950 Novelty Mart Happy Go Lucky Cowboy,
marionette puppet doll,
(a television personality character) uses Freundlich Dummy Dan composition vent
head with a jointed jaw, molded on hat, he is unmarked. Rita Drink and Wet Baby Doll, 13" tall with
rubber Wonder Skin, Ruthie Crawling Baby doll, wind up doll, all
advertised by Novelty Mart, (Uncle Bernie) 59 East 8 Street, New York 3, N.Y.
1950s Marlon Baby Susan doll, 8" tall, all hard
plastic jointed body, vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes,
open nurser mouth. Marked: Baby Susan, made by
1950s Woolworth Miss Marie doll, 10 1/2" tall a Little Miss
Revlon like competitor and Little Miss Marie doll, 8" tall, a
Cosmopolitan Little Miss Ginger like
competitor, rooted hair, sleep eyes, three painted lower outside corner
eyelashes, high heel feet, pierced ears, dolls are unmarked. Miss
Marie and Little Miss Marie dolls are Woolworth's exclusives.
1952 Novelty Mart, Happy the Cowboyventriloquist doll, 19" tall,
freckles, dressed in a plaid shirt, western pants and cowboy hat, advertised by Novelty Mart,
(Uncle Bernie) 59 East 8 Street, New York 3, N.Y.
ca. 1954 Starr Doll Company, Dorothy Collins doll, 14"
tall, hard plastic head, blonde wig, blue sleep eyes, closed mouth, head turning
walker jointed body. Doll is marked on head 14 on back Made in
USA. Dorothy Collins (Marjorie Chandler 1926-1994) is an Canadian and
American singer, actress and recording artist. Also a Dorothy Collins
doll, 22" tall, it is unknown if she is by Starr Doll Co, as well.
Mid 1950s Bal Dolls or Cast Distributing Corp Candy doll, 10" tall, vinyl head with
rooted hair, sleep eyes, real eyelashes, closed mouth, jointed body at neck,
shoulders, hips and knees, BKW bent knee walker. Doll is unknown
how marked, possibly Made in USA.
Mid 1950s Elite Creations, Inc. Baby Vicki doll, 8" tall, walking
doll, all hard plastic doll jointed at the neck, shoulders, hips and knees,
wigged, sleep eyes, closed mouth, detailed toes no molded shoes, doll is
unmarked. Elite Creations Inc. Baby Debbie doll, 12" tall,
drink wet doll, jointed body, sleep eyes with real eyelashes, unknown if
how doll is marked.
1956-1957 Active Doll Company Mindy doll, 8" tall, Ginny or
Ginger look a like doll, hard plastic head, sleep eyes, closed mouth, wigged,
jointed body, some dolls are BKW bent knee walkers, had an extensive wardrobe, doll is
Late 1950s-early 1960s Debbie Reynolds doll, 19" tall, as the grown-up
Tammy and the Bachelor 1957 movie character, hard plastic head, wigged, sleep eyes, open mouth with
five teeth, jointed body at neck, shoulders, knees and ankles, low high heel
feet, clothing worn is unknown. Doll marked on back Made in USA. Unknown American doll maker,
possibly by Valentine.