Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Paper Doll Review Issue 42

This is my third post today, but I just couldn't wait to share with you the news of the latest Paper Doll Review. It came in the mail today, and it is a knockout. David Wolfe's Andrews Sisters grace the cover (with outfits on the back, in a clever collage with a 78 of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy).

(By the way, David is the MC of our convention and the sponsor of the FIT Fashion Museum tour that has everyone buzzing. He'll also give a PowerPoint presentation on "New York Fashion: Then and Now" during our Friday dinner banquet.)

Inside this issue: David on Fashion during WWII, with many wonderful photos of models, stars and paper dolls of the era; one of Marilyn Henry's excellent celebrity profiles, this time on Alice Faye; eBay tips by Gina Clarke; an overview of rabbit paper dolls, also by Marilyn.

But my favorite feature in this issue, hands down: the personal essays by Tom Tierney, Norma Lu Meehan, David and Marilyn about their years as fashion illustrators. Great photos from their own family albums--Tom in a lovely self portrait, seated at his drawing board; Norma Lu as a young woman in NYC, on her way to a matinee with friends; David in a highly stylized, half-lit photo, sunglasses notched in his lapel; and Marilyn striking a glamorous pose worthy of a fashion spread, seated in a chair in the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, 1960. What a stylish bunch! And the stories they have to'll have to get your own issue to find out more.

All this, and a look inside their portfolios, from the days when they illustrated for boutiques, specialty shops and department stores. Outstanding.

Congratulations to managing editors Jenny Taliadoros and Marilyn Henry on a terrific issue!

Subscription information: Paper Doll Review, P.O. Box 14, Kingfield, ME 04947, U.S./$26 (4 issues a year); Canada/$32; Overseas/$38. Single issue: $7.

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