Doll News Summer 2014 - (Page 2)

From the Editor A 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. Laurie 2 SUMMER 2014 DOLL NEWS Editor Associate Editor Laurie McGill email: Ann Leis email: Advertising Manager Kathy Turner email: Asst. Advertising Manager Brenda Welker email: Contributing Editor/ Antique Donelle Denery email: Contributing Editor/ Modern Bradley Justice email: Contributing Editor/ Junior Collectors Nicki Burley email: Contributing Editor/ Supplements AnneLise Wilhelmsen email: Graphic Designers Ava Klein, Marta Sivakoff In Our Memories Coordinator Dr. Barbara Stone email: UFDC Corporate Office 10900 N. Pomona Avenue Kansas City, MO 64153 Ph: 816-891-7040 Fax: 816-891-8360 Web site: DOLL NEWS (ISSN 0191-460X) is owned by The United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. and is published quarterly. Subscriptions AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS ONLY are $25.00 per year. Periodical postage paid at 300 West Pershing, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64108-9998 and additional mailing offices. Postmaster send address form 3579 to DOLL NEWS UFDC, 10900 North Pomona Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64153. Copyright 2009 by United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. All rights reserved in all countries. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission. DOLL NEWS SUBMISSIONS: Unsolicited manuscripts and photographs must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage. Please send all manuscripts, photos and books to be reviewed to DOLL NEWS, UFDC, 10900 North Pomona Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64153. Send by first class mail that does not require a signature for delivery. UFDC and DOLL NEWS cannot be responsible for determining originality of content or accuracy of information in articles submitted for publication. UFDC reserves the right to reject any advertising. The appearance of ads in DOLL NEWS does not denote endorsement of the advertisers by DOLL NEWS or UFDC. Contact the Advertising Manager or for rates and information about advertising. Ad deadlines: Winter, November 15; Spring, March 1; Summer, May 15, Fall, September 1. Address changes are to be reported promptly to the UFDC Central Office, see News & Notes for details. Problems with missing or damaged magazines are to be forwarded to the UFDC Central Office. For MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION contact the UFDC Central Office or

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Summer 2014

From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
UFDC Nominating Process – 2015 Election Information
Conference Calendar
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
Reviewing Resources
Club Notes
Schedule of Functional Expenses/Schedule of Activities by Fund
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Summer 2014