Sybil Jason Celebrity Doll 1935-1940s
Sybil Jason celebrity dolls have been found in sizes 14-15 or 19″ tall (other sizes may have been available), all composition jointed body with a human or mohair wig, tin sleep eyes, feathered eyebrows, real upper lashes, painted lower lashes, closed mouth, dolls are unmarked, clothing is unlabeled.
Celebrity actress Sybil Jason – whose her real name was Sybil Jacobson, was born on 23 Nov 1927 in Cape Town, South Africa and passed away on 23 Aug 2011 in Northridge, California.
Sybil was a popular child movie star actress from 1935 to 1940.
It is unknown who actually produced the so called Sybil Jason dolls. A doll shown in Mertz composition doll book volume 1, page 347 is named a Stewardess doll, is also a Sybil Jason doll. Besides finding the Sybil Jason above 1996 article and photo, Cyndi Deimler has also found a newspaper ad for a Dirnl Doll also the same doll.
This doll face mold is similar to the dolls designed by Dewees Cochran for Effanbee 1936-1939 called: American Children dolls, also made of all composition, but they have very different hands. Cochran’s doll design have very detailed hands with separate spread apart fingers, while the dolls shown here have less detailed hands with a separate thumb and the rest of the fingers together.
Thank you Cyndi Deimler and others who contributed their research, photos and content for this tribute to the lovely Sybil Jason.