1940's and 1950's - Vintage Paperdolls Page 2

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Marge and Gower Champion paper doll

Published by Whitman 1959


The outstanding dance team of the 1950's. Spectacular in "Show Boat" 1951 with Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson. Another star-studded musical in 1952 "Lovely To Look At" with Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Miller, and Red Skelton.

Jane Russell paper doll

Published by Saalfield 1955


This voluptuous leading lady was well known for her Howard Hughes debut film "The Outlaw" (1943). In 1948 she portrayed Calamity Jane in "The Paleface" with Bob Hope. Who could forget her in the 1953 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" with Marilyn Monroe. That is when women were truly sexy........and had their clothes intact.

In 1954 she starred in "The French Line" which had controversial wardrobe design. Ha! Just gorgeous fashions with the suggestion of skin revealed. I do seem to remember a confrontation with the 1950's censors.

In 1955 she co-starred in "The Tall Men" with Clark Gable and Robert Ryan.

Cyd Charisse paper doll

Published by Whitman 1956


Beautiful, leggy Cyd Charisse. Steamy, sultry dancer/actress who co-starred in many great musicals of the 1950s. One of her earlier movies was "Ziegfield Follies" (1946).

The more memorable extravaganzas were in the 1950s. In the 1952 hit "Singin' In The Rain" with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor she appears in a dance specialty.

In 1953 she co-starred with Fred Astaire in "Band Wagon." In 1954 she was with Gene Kelly and Van Johnson in the blockbuster "Brigadoon." Cyd Charisse is " Ninotchka" in the 1957 remake titled "Silk Stockings."

Married to crooner Tony Martin many years.

June Allyson paper doll

Published by Whitman # 970

Circa 1950

Cute, petite with a deep husky voice, June Allyson 's most famous roles were throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

"Two Girls and a Sailor" (1944) with Gloria DeHaven and Van Johnson, "The Secret Heart" (1946) with Claudette Colbert and Walter Pidgeon, and in 1949 she portrays Jo March in the classic "Little Women."

During the 1950's she was teamed with James Stewart in "The Glenn Miller Story" (1953) and "Strategic Air Command" (1955). They had screen chemistry as they made several movies together.

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