Marysia (Mollye) Goldman founded the
International Doll Company in 1929 (also have seen the company name
as: Molly'es Doll Outfitters, Inc., Mollye Creations). Early dolls are made of
cloth, originally they used
neighborhood women who sewed from their homes, later they opened
a factory that employed as many as 500 people. They also designed
costumes for other doll companies; Cameo,
Effanbee, Horsman and
Temple doll clothes).
Mollye also purchased quality composition, hard
plastic and vinyl dolls from various manufactures and then dressed them
in original clothing and sold them under her own name, Mollye
Dolls. Thus, many of the
composition and hard plastic dolls are unmarked but had a
hangtag, later vinyl dolls are marked on the head: Mollye.
1935-1938 Molly'es Doll Outfitters, Inc., produced the Raggedy
Ann and Raggedy Andy cloth dolls (several conflicting stories
about this, bottom line is they were sued in 1938 to stop producing them by
Johnny Gruelle), in 1937 Mollye's created the Hollywood Cinema Fashion
Doll series of stars and famous persons, they also made a
group of composition dolls in the 1940s based on the Thief of
Bagdad movie and are considered some of this companies finest work.
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Antique to Vintage Mollye Dolls Identified
Items shown below are for reference
Dolls, 15, 18 or 24" tall, stuffed cloth body, yarn hair,
mask type face, with big round, side glancing painted eyes and mouth,
dressed, unmarked doll with a hangtag.
Mollye Nurse doll,
all cloth doll, mask type face, 15" tall, has a Mollye cloth
label sewn on dolls leg.
Thief of Bagdad Movie Dolls; The Thief (Sabu)
15" tall, all composition, Sultan
19" tall all composition, Princess (June
DuPrez) 14" tall all composition or 18"
tall cloth doll, Maid in Waiting, 14"
tall, all composition, Prince Ahmad (John
Justin) 23" tall, cloth doll.
Left to right; John
Justin, June DuPrez and Sabu
The Thief of Bagdad Movie
Maid in Waiting doll 14" tall and Sabu doll 15" tall, all
composition dolls with jointed bodies, sleep eyes (Maid), painted eyes (Sabu), she is
wigged, dressed in her original outfit
with hangtag as is Sabu. Dolls are
unmarked but have a hangtag to identify them. Photo
courtesy of singram
Tonto, 28" tall, Lone Ranger's companion, hard plastic head, sleep eyes, real upper
lashes, painted lower lashes, molded lightly painted hair, open
mouth, magic skin stuffed body, dressed in light brown suede like
cloth two piece shirt & pants, applied vinyl fringe and two
appliqué' faces with Tonto's name on upper shirt front, vinyl
belt, and headband, also imprinted with Tonto's name.
Molly-e International dolls
and Perky doll, 8" tall, vinyl head (Effanbee's Fluffy doll
mold), jointed plastic body,
rooted short hair, sleep eyes, freckles sprinkled across her nose,
closed mouth, doll is unmarked.
appears to be the originator of the Fluffy doll mold and their doll is marked
Effanbee, other doll makers who sold Fluffy doll molds include;
a doll called Bonnie who is marked AE,
named and sold this doll as Margie
(no freckles), Kellogg's
doll is named Linda Lou, used as a mail in premium
Advertising doll, is unmarked and
this doll mold for
the 13-15" tall, Perfect Patient doll who is unmarked, are
some of the doll makers that we have found.
Molly-e Perky doll, 8" tall
Additional Mollye Dolls Not
Children's Doll series, 13, 15, or 27" tall, stuffed cloth
body, mohair wig, with mask type painted face, wears a regional
costume, unmarked doll with a hangtag.
Raggedy Ann or Raggedy Andy, 17-22" tall, stuffed cloth bodies
allow doll to sit, legs are multi-colored striped material, dark auburn
yarn hair, painted face with large black eyes and triangle nose outlined
in black, was the first to print a heart on the dolls chest.
Baby Ann or Baby Andy, 14" tall, stuffed cloth body, usually stamped on the
chest; Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls, manufactured by Mollye Doll
Girls or Toddler dolls, 14, 15, 18 and 21" tall, all composition. Teenage
or Lady dolls, 15, 18, 21 or 27" tall, all composition.
Hollywood Cinema Fashion Dolls; June Allison, Joan Crawford, Olivia
DeHaviland, Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Betty Grable, Jeannette McDonald, Queen
Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose, all composition jointed dolls.
or Lady dolls, 14, 17, 23, or 27' tall, all hard plastic, wigged,
sleep eyes, closed mouth, jointed at neck, shoulders and hip, unmarked
doll with a hangtag.
doll or Child dolls, 9, 12, or 16" tall, all vinyl, sleep
eyes, closed mouth, jointed at neck, shoulders and hip, marked: Mollye.
Little Women, 8 or 12" tall, all vinyl dolls.
Doll mold 450 is
attributed to Molly'es Doll company