With a successful history of high-quality hand-crafted dolls that spans over 80 years, Madame Alexander has become a household name in doll collecting.

Founder Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman grew up surrounded by dolls. She lived above her father’s doll hospital, the first ever in the U.S., and started making her own cloth dolls during World War I to help his business. These cloth dolls are rare and highly collectible today.

Some of Madame Alexander’s first creations were dolls representing popular characters, such as Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, and the Three Little Pigs. She produced the first doll based on a licensed character (Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind), and she was the first doll manufacturer to make dolls based on living people (she created composition dolls representing the Dionne Quintuplets and a young Queen Elizabeth when she was still a Princess).

During World War II, she developed doll representations of the armed forces to boost morale, and by the late 1940s, she switched to using hard plastic for her dolls because it was harder to break.

In 1953, she released the Alexander-kins, eight-inch dolls made of plastic. Alexander-kins may be the most well-known Madame Alexander dolls today.

Madame Alexander also produced popular fashion dolls, First Lady dolls, international dolls, and baby dolls. Although she sold the company in 1988, dolls bearing the name "Madame Alexander" are still sold today.

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Laurel Highlands Doll Club brings out rare beauties
Tribune-Review, October 2nd

Additional show activities include basket raffles and the chance to win a vintage Madame Alexander Christmas doll. Door prizes will be drawn every 45 minutes. The Ligonier Country Inn will offer an 8 a.m. breakfast buffet and an 11 a.m. lunch buffet...Read more

WaterTower Theatre's CREEP World Premiere Begins Tonight
Broadway World, October 1st

The Producers' Circle Committee includes Heather and Scott Alexander, Derek Blount, Shannon Brame, Anita and Tom Braun, Stan Graner, Terry Martin, Karol Omlor and Lynn and Allan McBee. Contribution opportunities .... Christia Mantzke (Mother) has been...Read more

GOOD NEWS: Fair Creative Arts Results
Odessa American, September 25th

Senior Division: Andrea Green, Odessa, Red, White Ripple Afghan, first place, best in show; Round cathedral windows quilt, second place; Becky Tucker, Odessa, Bear, first place, white ribbon; Doll Shoes, first place; Pink Baby Sweater, first place...Read more

The history of the Madame Alexander Doll Company
Examiner.com, September 24th

Dolls are among the oldest and most beloved kinds of toys and the Madame Alexander Doll Company is known to produce some of the loveliest and highest-quality products on the market. Madame Alexander dolls come in an array of shapes, sizes and types...Read more

Kell House all dolled up for exhibit
Times Record News, September 11th

The Madame Alexander doll is dated 1961 and was acquired by Thomas in 1963. “It was a doll that was very important to her,” Flood said. Thomas left her collection to the Museum of North Texas History, which loaned the Kell House several pieces for this ...Read more

Doll fans gather in Las Cruces for exhibit, sale
Las Cruces Sun-News, September 10th

As an adult, her collectibles of choice include American character dolls "and 1950s hard plastic dolls. I have some of the most beautiful Madame Alexander dolls," she said. In recent years, club members have been pleased to see doll aficionados of all...Read more

Thais and Dolls: American Toys, Blessed by Buddhist Monks, Bring Good Luck
Wall Street Journal, September 8th

Even if they take the form of toy dolls. Many people here, both rich and poor, buy amulets inscribed with images of the Buddha or pictures of revered monks to help ensure success in business or love. But fortuneteller Jiraphat Natthithavaranont and his ...Read more

The Madame Alexander Doll Company And Kahn Lucas Appoint Jamie Cygielman As ...
PR Newswire (press release), May 11th

NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Madame Alexander Doll Company, a 92-year-old toy company, and Kahn Lucas, a 126-year-old privately owned, girls' apparel company, announced the appointment of Jamie Cygielman as General Manager, ...Read more