Doll Bodies, Inc. Dolls 1950s+ USA
The Doll Bodies Incorporated company operated in New York City, NY in the late 1940s to 1950s. Other than ads run in trade subscriptions, little is known of this company. The most prolific of their plastic dolls that we have found is the 18″ Mary-Lu walker doll, who has a hip pin walker body with flat feet, sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth. She came as a dressed doll in various 1950s style, knee length dresses. Since she’s often unmarked, she can be difficult to identify.
Next might be the dress me type Lingerie Lu dolls because this type of doll is so prevalent in he 1950s and so many dolls are unmarked.
1952+ Doll Bodies Inc. Lingerie Lou doll 7 1/2″ tall Dress Me type plastic doll with removable blue plastic under clothes, molded white painted shoes.
1952+ Doll Bodies Inc. Lingerie Lou doll 12″ a Dress Me type plastic doll, mohair wig, sleep eyes, painted lashes, closed mouth, jointed only at neck, shoulders, molded painted white shoes.
1954+ Doll Bodies Mary-Lu Walker doll 18″ tall, hard plastic, blue sleep eyes, glued on wig, sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, hip pin jointed walker body, dolls are unmarked or marked Doll Bodies, Inc.
1955 Doll Bodies, Inc. Mary-Lu Walker doll 18″ two dresses from a 1955 ad, left, in pink or light blue, attached sheer short puffed sleeves & placket ric-rak trim, full skirt, right, red striped dress with black peter pan collar.
1955+ Doll Bodies Mary-Lu Baby doll, 7-7 1/2″ tall, all plastic, sleep eyes with painted lower eye lashes, closed mouth, glued on Dynel wig, jointed at neck, shoulders & hips, white painted T strap molded shoes with bows, doll marked A Product of DOLL BODIES INC. NEW YORK, N.Y. or unmarked
1958-1960s Doll Bodies LuAnn doll, 20″ tall, hard plastic walker, vinyl head with rooted hair, blue sleep eyes, jointed at knees, high heel feet, Miss Revlon look a like, may have been dressed as a bride doll, made by Doll Bodies, Inc. of New York. Doll Bodies Inc. ad states this doll was also sold with flat feet and 18″ tall.
Her box states “She’s my high heel playmate, nylon hose and pretty dress, of all the many dolls I have, I love my teenage LuAnn doll best, with vinyl head and rooted wig, to comb, wash or curl.