Doll News Summer 2014 - (Page 2)
From the Editor
s I write this, spring is slowly
fading into summer. The Texas
Bluebonnets have stepped aside
to allow the Queen Anne's Lace to take
over the roadsides. I have always been
inordinately fond of ﬂowers, but I am
especially fond of wild ﬂowers. Their
seemingly disorganized, haphazard way of
appearing wherever they please, appeals to me.
It was serendipity that I would come from a state where its ofﬁcial
ﬂower sprung from a doll story. "The Legend of the Bluebonnet"
is familiar to many doll collectors: Texas was suffering an extreme
drought and the daughter of a Comanche chief took her most prized
possession, her doll with a headdress made of blue jay feathers, to
offer as a sacriﬁce. Placing her doll on a sacriﬁcial ﬁre, the little
girl fell asleep only to awaken to a sea of beautiful blue ﬂowers - as
blue as the feathers in her doll's headdress. The drought ended and
each spring the little girl's selﬂess sacriﬁce is remembered when the
Bluebonnets appear across the state.
The cover of this issue of DOLL NEWS honors Shirley Temple.
Shirley played a part in Texas history when she was given the title of
Honorary Rangerette during Texas' Centennial Celebration in 1936.
She is skipping happily down a road bordered by Texas Bluebonnets.
Sincere appreciation goes to guest author, Tonya Bervaldi-Camaratta
for her article on the life and dolls of this beloved child star. Diana
Vining's accompanying paper doll captures the very essence of the
dimpled, curly topped actress.
Summer is a time for travel and Janet Gula takes us on a journey
through a gallery of beautiful images of royal children and their
cherished playthings. Sharon Zerkel invites us to visit Florida to
meet the colorful Seminole dolls. Ann Hays lures us on a sea-faring
odyssey, and Kate Reed shares her scrapbook from her exciting
excursion to Neustadt, Germany's doll festival. We will camp out
at UFDC headquarters as several volunteers toil to make our doll
museum a destination spot for all doll lovers. Ann Leis pays a call on
talented doll artist, Christine Shively.
Summer is a time for celebrations, too, and Virginia Walker marks
Skipper's ﬁftieth birthday with a touch of style. AnneLise Wilhelmsen
has designed just the right wardrobe for a well-dressed doll of the
1930s, and Gael Shults has spun a special story illustrated with her
delightfully drawn paper dolls. Nicki Burley enchants us with the
crepe paper fashions of the Dennison Manufacturing Company.
I hope to see you soon in San Antonio for our 65th Annual
Convention! We'll be sure to roll out the wild ﬂowers for you.
Ava Klein, Marta Sivakoff
In Our Memories
Dr. Barbara Stone
10900 N. Pomona Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Summer 2014
From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
UFDC Nominating Process – 2015 Election Information
Welcome Newest Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Remembering Shirley Temple – So Much More than the Good Ship Lollipop
America’s Sweetheart – A Tribute to Shirley Temple Paper Doll
A Pictorial Look at Dolls and Their Royal Owners
Two Collections Raise Funds for UFDC’s Museum Collection
The Florida Seminoles and Their Dolls
The Lure of the Sea
An American in Germany – Attending the Annual Doll Festival in Neustadt
The Four Seasons of UFDC’s Museum – Summer
The President's Gift
Camping Out at UFDC Headquarters
With a Little Help from my Friends – Christine Shively
Barbie & Skipper – Celebrating 50 Years of Sister Fashions
A Doll for Her Time – Patsy Then & Now
A Monday Surprise – A Paper Doll
The Best-Dressed Doll
Schedule of Functional Expenses/Schedule of Activities by Fund
In Our Memories
News & Notes
Doll News Summer 2014