Sunday, January 31, 2010

Souvenir: Sandy Vanderpool


These two pages were part of an 8-page souvenir set, "On the Strip."  

Friday, January 29, 2010

Souvenir: Donald Hendricks




You can find Donald's paper dolls for sale at his web site, Legacy Designs.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Souvenir: Bruce Patrick Jones

 This is a six page set.

Souvenir: Ralph Hodgdon

Another six page set.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Padre Sam menu

Deanna paid tribute to a time-honored tradition: the Las Vegas wedding.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

On the Strip menu

Cover art by Sandy Vanderpool.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Show Time Menu

Cover art by Ralph Hodgdon.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Liberace menu

The Deanna Williams specialty: conceiving the idea for clever menus to enhance the banquet theme. The candelabra is propped up on a hinge.  

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Souvenir: Ralph Hodgdon

I'll post samples of some of the convention souvenirs over the next weeks. Keep in mind that many of the artists depend on souvenir sales after the convention to cover their costs; that's why I fade the colors and tag each image. If you'd like to know if Ralph Hodgdon has any more of these sets for sale, drop him a line at The Stearns, 10 Temple Place, #705. Boston, MA 02111. Many souvenirs will crop up on eBay, or at the next convention sales room.

UPDATE: I neglected to mention this is part of a 10-page set--one souvenir--in an envelope labeled "More Showtime." (Needless to say, this was not the first souvenir given out!) And this wasn't the only Ralph Hodgdon souvenir during the event. He worked overtime, and did a tremendous job.

Here's a flyer that Ralph gave out at convention, listing his many other paper doll coloring books as well as full-color paper doll sets for sale:

Remember to click images for a larger version.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sandy and Jan

Sandy Vanderpool and Jan McKay. Thanks again to Jan for making these photos available to post here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

David Wolfe

Our terrific emcee. Be sure to check out David's paper dolls at Paperdollywood and Paper Doll Review.

David also created an online interactive paper doll website as part of an exhibit celebrating the style of Iris Apfel at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. On Jan. 10, in a round-up of 2009 highlights in the arts,  the New York Times Style Section included a photo of museum visitors gathered around computer monitors to play with David's virtual paper dolls. Bravo, David!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Garth and Diana

Garth and Diana Lax, always a fount of enthusiasm, and so knowledgeable about the antique paper dolls.
Don't forget to get on Garth's e-mail list for the Kansas City convention in July. Contact him at: garth_lax(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gene Maiden's nephews

Kwei-lin Lum writes that on Sunday morning, Gene's nephews set up an exhibit and entertained the group with childhood stories of Gene and his circle of artist friends, and a plastic castle he transformed into a more elaborate toy with a moat. 

I had to leave early Sunday, so missed their presentation. But I'll be thinking of Gene on Friday night when I attend a marionette show at La MaMa in the East Village.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ralph, Lorna and George

Ralph Hodgdon, Lorna and George Thomopoulus. If you recognize the lady on the far right, let me know. Maybe by my 10th convention I'll know everyone's name! Or maybe I just have to do more table-hopping.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Folies Bergere paper doll

A free paper doll sheet from Judy Johnson was included in our registration folder.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pam, Kathy and me

Pamela Brittenham, Kathy O'Tierney and the Paper Collector.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Janet, Jan and Deanna

Deanna's sister Janet Puchlik and friend Jan Lauritzen were outstanding, taking over details large and small, and making sure Deanna rested as she battled the flu during the convention.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Susie, Bruce, Wilma and Marianne

Susie Trout, Bruce Patrick Jones, Wilma Goss and Marianne Anderson. Thanks to Ron Fong for the ID. Both Wilma and Marianne are from Oregon; Susie is from Iowa, and Bruce came in from Toronto. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ralph, Agnes and Samy

Ralph Hodgdon, Agnes Garr and Samy Odin. Samy's link will take you to the doll museum he and his father operate in Paris. Samy gave a presentation on early 1900s French and German paper dolls he acquired at auction.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jane, Sandy and Linda

Jane Borg, Sandy Vanderpool and Linda Raynor. In these table shots, you get a glimpse of the centerpieces that Deanna Williams and her crew assembled for the banquets.  Here, the one and only Liberace graces the table. Our menus were in the shape of a grand piano, with pop-up candelabra! Deanna is expert at visualizing paper construction.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Lori, Katherine and Grace

Lori Lawson, Katherine Keene and her daughter-in-law, Grace Keene.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Letty Schwarz

Letty is one of the savviest collectors around. I've learned a lot from her.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Jim and Jan

Jim Howard and Jan McKay. Jim's link will take you to his page at Paper Studio Press. He has a paper doll book on Ida Lupino coming out this year.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fanny Gray Awards

The Fanny Gray Award went to Jenny Taliadoros and David Wolfe.

Jenny is the publisher of Paper Doll Review and Paper Doll Studio, of course. They are must-reads for collectors--and the magazines are collectibles, too. David's writing on the heyday of Hollywood glamor and the designers who made it happen has become a staple of Paper Doll Review.

Jenny also created Paper Studio Press as the publishing house for new and reproduction paper doll books.


David and Jenny have been an excellent tag team, getting permission from stars or their estates to reproduce classic paper doll books, or getting the green light to create new ones from scratch. Plus, they get some great stories about the stars from Phyllis Diller to Phyllis McGuire--it was fun to hear some of them at convention! Check out Jenny's blog for more information, and great photos, too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Convention Salesroom III

 Beverly  Micucci and Elaine Paulson.

Sandra Vanderpool is not online, but you can request a catalog by dropping her a line at P.O. Box 695, Erie, Colorado 80516.

Jean Tobola, Ron Fong and Darlene Jones.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Convention Salesroom II

Jenny Taliadoros and David Wolfe.

Sylvia Kleindinst and Scott Jorgenson browse the wares of Sheryl Jaeger.

Sheryl Jaeger and Elaine Price.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Convention Salesroom I

A collector's paradise: the convention salesroom. Boxes and displays of paper dolls for sale, old and new, vintage and contemporary. 


These were the boxes of paper dolls from the Gene Maiden collection, for sale at bargain prices.