Doll & Toy Corporation of Jackson Heights, NY USA was founded by
Kathryn Kay, a former sales representative for the Vogue Doll
They produced a large
number of hard plastic and vinyl dolls during the 1950s. They
best known for their Ginger doll who was produced from the
same plastics manufacturer - Commonwealth Plastics, as Vogue's Ginny doll.
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Cosmopolitan dolls identified.
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Cosmopolitan Dolls Identified
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1954 Cosmopolitan Ginger
doll, 7 1/2-8" tall,
all hard plastic with glued on wigs, early dolls had painted eyelashes,
sleep eyes usually in blue, but also came in green, brown or lavender
(doll has lavender hair too), straight leg non-walkers or
walkers, some are bent knee walkers and may have jointed
elbows too, doll is unmarked, and came with a doll,
lined and stitched saran wig, panties, socks and shoes. Clothing
was sold separately.
Ginger dolls were sold to many
other manufactures who then redressed and resold the dolls under their
own name. Beside a large clothing
wardrobe there were other accessories such as; hats, stands,
wigs, skates and shoes, books, luggage, gift sets, a cardboard
house, patio and lawn furniture.
Some of the Ginger outfits
were; nurse outfit, (3) Mouseketeer costumes; Talent Roundup,
Mickey Mouse sweater and Mousekarade that each included a
Mickey mouse mask. Also a Davy Crockett, Mexican
Costumes, Girl Scout and Brownie costumes, fairy's, ballerina, ice skating,
roller skating, brides and bridesmaids, princess, space girl,
rocket pilot, formal gowns, beach clothes a majorette and a
fireman and many others. Clothing is tagged Fashions for
Ginger Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Corp. Jackson Heights, N.Y.
taffeta red dress, lace trim
Ginger Ice Skater doll
Cosmopolitan Miss Ginger doll,
tall, Little Miss Revlon like competitor, has a vinyl head with rooted
hair, sleep eyes, vinyl teen type fashion body,
jointed at the neck, shoulders, waist and hips with high
heeled feet, pierced ears and painted finger nails, marked on head: Ginger.
Outfits usually came with a
dress, silk stockings, high heel shoes and jewelry and of
course a full wardrobe of outfits to choose from.
Miss Ginger doll
Cosmopolitan Cha Cha Heel
Ginger doll, 8" tall, "Ginger Grows Up, The First
8" Doll with the all new Cha Cha heel" her ad
states, vinyl head with rooted hair,
sleep eyes, hard plastic, head turning walker body, jointed at
neck, arms and hips, medium heeled feet.
This doll is rare,
as the high heeled Little Miss Ginger doll was more
popular. Marked on bottom of feet and on her shoes: Ginger
Cha Cha Heel
Cosmopolitan Little Miss Ginger doll, 8"
tall, vinyl head rooted hair, sleep eyes, rigid vinyl body, teen type fashion
doll with high heel feet, jointed at neck, arms and hips, marked:
Ginger on bottom of dolls feet, on the high heel shoes and