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Paris Doll Corp - Rita doll, 28"

Not much is known about the Paris Doll Corporation accept they produced composition and hard plastic dolls from the 1940s to 1956 and had an office at 203 East 18th Street, New York, NY  USA.  

In 1957 the Horsman Doll company purchased the Paris Doll Corp. and renamed it the Horsman Couturier Division for one year, after that it simply became Horsman Dolls, Horsman also acquired the young talented fashion designer Irene Szor.

See below for many Paris Doll Corp dolls identified.

 

 

Vintage Paris Dolls Identified

Items shown below are for reference

1940s Paris Peggy Walker doll ad, 28"1940s Paris Peggy Walker doll, 28" tall, all composition jointed body, sleep eyes, wigged, open mouth with teeth, walker mechanism, jointed at neck, arms and hips, see the metal crier on the dolls chest. 

Peggy's ad reads: "In order to make Peggy walk, stand in back of her, holding her by the shoulder as you would a baby learning to walk.  With her feet on the floor, keep her erect and then walk gently behind her, giving a light push.  You will see her make forward steps, just like a baby.  To make Peggy cry, first hold her face downward and then tilt her over her back".  Doll also came in all hard plastic, probably sold in the 1950s.  

1940s Paris Peggy Walker doll, 28"

1940s Peggy Walker doll, 28"

 

Photo courtesy of Danette.

1950's Paris Carol doll, 25" tag

1950s Paris Carol doll, 25" tall, came as either a white or black doll, Carol at right is shown as the black doll, all hard plastic, brown sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, long brown pigtail braided saran wig, jointed at the neck, shoulders, and hips, dressed in her original red checked dress with a sheer white pinafore, white socks and red mary jane shoes.  Doll is unmarked.

           Photo's courtesy of Barbara.

1950s Paris Carol doll, 25" black doll

1950s Carol doll, 25"

The Paris Doll Company ad for the Rita doll states: Rita's a must - See her during Toy Fair at the Hotel McAlpin Rooms 1046-48, doll is unmarked.  Hard plastic head with glued on saran wig, hard plastic jointed body, sleep eyes, real upper eyelashes, painted lower lashes, open mouth with teeth. 

Came as a black or white doll.  May have been dressed in several different outfits one of which was a Majorette, as well as shown in the ad wearing a cotton plaid dress with white sheer pinafore trimmed with red satin ribbon, white socks and mary jane shoes.  Doll is unmarked, 24 or 28" tall.

1950s Paris Doll Corp Rita doll ad, 28"

1950s Paris Doll Corp

Rita Doll Ad 24 or 28"

1951 Paris Rita doll, 24 or 28" tall, all hard plastic, saran wig in pigtails of strawberry blonde, blonde or brunette (other wig styles were also available) some with molded hair beneath, sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, doll shown has replaced hair ribbons, socks and shoes, the dress and pinafore match the above shown doll ad and are all original.  Doll is unmarked.

 

Note; perhaps you recognize the tiny face photo in our logo, yes, it's the lovely Rita doll.

 

1951 Paris Rita doll, 28" 

1951 Rita doll, 28" 

 

1951 Paris Rita Bride doll, 24 or 28" tall, all durable hard plastic walker, sleep eyes, real upper eyelashes painted lower lashes, open smiling mouth with teeth, saran wig, walks, sits and stands with no mechanism, was sold in leading Toy and Department stores throughout the country, came exquisitely and completely dressed as a Bride.  Doll is unmarked.

Photo courtesy of Rosemary.

 

1951 Paris Rita Bride doll, 28"

1951 Rita Bride doll, 28"

 

1951 Paris Rita Majorette doll, 24 or 28" tall, all durable hard plastic walker, blue sleep eyes, real upper eyelashes painted lower lashes, open smiling mouth with teeth, saran wig, walks, sits and stands with no mechanism, was sold in leading Toy and Department stores throughout the country, came exquisitely and completely dressed.  Doll is unmarked.

Shown at right is Rita dressed in the Majorette outfit; satin trimmed with gold and matching boots with gold tassels.                       

Photo courtesy of Rosemary.

 

1951 Paris Rita Majorette doll, 28"

1951 Rita Majorette doll, 28"

1952 Paris Rita Walker Black doll, 24 or 28" all hard plastic, toddler body, saran wig, walks, sits, and stands with no mechanism, must be similar to the larger size doll, doll is unmarked.  Came in both a white or black doll.

Photo courtesy of Kathy Jordan

1952 Paris Rita Walker black doll, 24"

1952 Rita Walker black doll, 24"

1952 Paris Roxanne Beat the Clock doll, 16-18" tall, hard plastic jointed body, blonde hair, came with a red camera, from the TV show "Beat the Clock", probably unmarked. This doll was also produce by the Mona Lisa Exclusive company and is shown on the hard plastic doll page.

1952 Paris Roxanne Beat the Clock doll, 16"

1952 Roxanne Beat the Clock doll 16"

1954 Paris Rita Bride doll or Rita Bridesmaid doll, 24 or 28" tall, all durable hard plastic jointed body with vinyl head, walker doll, saran wig or rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, doll came wearing various outfits of which was as a Bride and a Bridesmaid

Doll marked a circle with an X inside, PARIS DOLL or unmarked.

1954 Paris Rita Walker Bride doll, 28" vinyl head

1954 Paris Corp. Rita doll, 28"

ca. 1956 Paris Nadia Walking Ballerina doll, 18" tall, hard plastic slim body, rooted blonde hair, jointed at neck, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles, dressed in a white ballerina tutu with ballerina slippers and ribbon ties.  Doll is unmarked.

The box side flap reads: The original walking ballerina doll with jointed knee and ankle, Pat. Pend, by Paris Doll Corp, New York.

The box side flap reads: The original walking ballerina doll with jointed knee and ankle, Pat. Pend, by Paris Doll Corp, New York. 

 

In 1957 the Horsman Doll company produced this same doll under their own label, having recently acquired the Paris Doll company.          

Both photo's courtesy of S. J. Stewart

ca. 1956 Paris Nadia Walking Ballerina doll 18"

ca. 1956 Nadia Walking

Ballerina doll 18"

 

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