Bride doll on music box

by Juanita Age
(Louisville,Ky. Jefferson)

I got this doll at an early age, I'm 64 now and thinking about selling it or giving it to my grand daughter.

The doll is aprox. 14 1/2" tall she has blond hair and green eyes.Her mouth is open and it shows her teeth.

Her eyes open and close. She is joined at the arms, head, waist.

She has 172 0n the back of her head and made in USA 172 0n her back. The music stand she stands on goes around and plays here come the bride.

I would like to find out who she is and what she is worth.
Thank you.

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Apr 20, 2012
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by: Barb Wright

Juanita...Check this out from this website:
1951 Ar-Doll Creations, 8"

1951 Miss Gadabout or 1953 Raving Beauty, 19-20" tall, some are walkers, most are unmarked, some are marked: Heady Turny.

They are hard plastic dolls with an open mouth with a felt tongue and four teeth, washable ravon wig,

Sleep eyes with real lashes, jointed at the neck. shoulders and hips by Artisan Novelty Company. Dolls clothing is labeled "California Originals" by Michele.

Miss Gadabout is usually dressed in sports type clothing & Raving Beauty in more formal dresses. Her picture is on this website but it won't allow me to paste it. Says she was also known as a bride.

Apr 20, 2012
Look a Likes
by: Barb Wright

Hello Juanita...I am in my late 60's and also as a young child, received a doll looking much like yours, with the exception of her clothes.

She is called the Raving Beauty Walking Doll and made in the early 50's in Gardenia, California. Her hair, teeth, eyes, lips, mouth, eyebrows, finger placement, stance, look and height all fit your doll.

With the exception of clothes, I'd say they were twins. I read that there were a lot of clothes made for the Raving Beauty.

My doll was advertised as having natural hair that could be shampooed. I wonder if they are from the same maker. I have all the original paperwork that came with her.

She was adorned with a beautiful baby blue taffeta dress with a pink ribbon bow on her skirt and another on the bodice.

Her legs swing independently to allow her walking steps with her pretty white shoes.

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