Dream World Carmen Miranda doll 11" tall, is unmarked,
had a hang tag that identified the dolls name and will probably have staple
marks on the dolls back from the attached clothing.
World dolls were manufactured in the USA from the late
to the early 1950s. Dolls are all composition, most common are 11"
tall size, less common are 14" tall, with jointed bodies; neck, shoulders and hips, have a glued on mohair wig, painted side
glancing blue eyes with painted upper lashes and a red painted
closed mouth and both sizes are unmarked.
Dolls have clothing stapled to the body, came in elaborate
formals, dressed in International costumes, as a personality or even
dressed for an occupation. Thousands of these small inexpensive dolls were sold to decorate a bedroom
shelf and many dolls are found today in all original clothing, as it is
Junel Novelty Company made similar 11" dolls with painted side
glancing eyes, dolls are also unmarked, clothing is sewn, not stapled
bodies and Madame
Alexander made side glancing painted eye 11" Wendy Ann dolls, which are marked with their name
and do not have staple marks on the dolls body.
Doll Company also sold a similar 11" all composition, painted eyes
looking straight ahead, unmarked,
internationally dressed costume souvenir doll.