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    Posted 2 years ago

    glazzman
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    This doll is likely to be from the 40s. there is a name stitched in the back that appears to be Jollen. The doll appears to be an aging lady of the evening. she holds her purse and 2 skeleton keys (hotel room?); her top is sheer and shows her breasts; the doll is in perfect condition; I'm trying to identify the doll for a friend. thanks, glazzman

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
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    2. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      She is a artist doll and most likely one of a kind made in her or his home and sold at Original artist doll shows called " Niada" ( The National Institute of American Doll Artists is a worldwide organization of doll artists, supportive patrons and friends whose purpose is to promote the art of the original handmade doll) . The artist probably created many different faces and characters .
    3. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      I can not make out name on your photo but is does not look like how you spelled it ?
    4. glazzman, 2 years ago
      under closer examinati0n the name stitched into the doll's skirt is: Joellen or possibly Joeven. Hope this might lead to a creator of this fine lady.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      "----experience under her belt". Tell me that was an intended pun, PCC.
    6. glazzman, 2 years ago
      Thank you. I've sent an inquiry with photos to NIADA. Hope to have them put me in touch with the artist.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Hope it's not like a self portrait !
    8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      glazzman yes they may recognize the name . Some of the artist dolls depending on maker are more valuable than others . Please post what you find out ok . And don't mind a little teasing on page we do have a sense of humor and hope you do too .
    9. glazzman, 2 years ago
      will keep ya'll informed how this plays out. I think I've also found an email address for the "suspect" artist so i'll be trying that path as well. and, by all means the teasing is fine with me.
    10. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Wonderful if you have found a possible email address . Fingers crossed here . And thanks for understanding about our humor . We do this on a volunteer basis id,ing items and some of us here like me 6 years so we get to know each other and need to break out od of serious side at times but we will generally be able to help ID items :-)
    11. glazzman, 2 years ago
      false alarm, the "suspect' artist has responded and the doll is not her creation.........sooooooo, I'm back to ground zero.
    12. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Email: president@niada.org . Try her If she can't help she should be able to steer you to to someone that might know the signature
    13. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Lol for your comments, Bb2 :-)))
      She's very interesting and funny, looking as a very "used from service" prostitute, not decided to retire!
      Was the suspected artist this one ?
      http://emptyeasel.com/2011/02/24/an-interview-with-doll-maker-and-pattern-designer-joellen-laurita/
    14. glazzman, 2 years ago
      Jo Ellen Laurita turned out not to be the artist. But at the same time I saw a Jo Ellen Trilling on the membership list for NIADA. There was no way for me to contact Trilling. NIADA contacted Trilling in my behalf. Trilling sent me a note this morning and indeed she is the artist. She provided some interesting info re the doll and indicated that she will send me additional info. Once I get the whole story I'll share it with ya'll. Thanks
    15. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Wow Glazzman! That's great news!!!
      I'm very impatient to read the whole story :-D
    16. glazzman, 2 years ago
      thanks to all for their interest (and jokes) and thanks to Manikin for mentioning NIADA.....that gave me the lead I needed. more info to follow once i get it from the artist
    17. freon freon, 2 years ago
      I'm going to have nightmares looking at this doll over and over again...
    18. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      I thought of Jo Ellen but she usually does painted eyes and that is her preference . Anxious to hear all about the doll , You know these artist dolls do not sell cheap at the shows !
    19. glazzman, 2 years ago
      it might be interesting to go to a doll show. I find nothing on the web about them. Where might I learn more about upcoming shows.
    20. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      NIADA is on FB and it shows events when they will have doll shows ect . You can follow them on that site , just type in NIADA on FB
    21. glazzman, 2 years ago
      Here is the info from the artist: "Yup. That doll was one of mine made maybe in 1973 or 4 or so. It was probably sold out of a store called "The Boggle Shop" at 9 east 17th St. in NYC. (no longer in existence) That store was owned by a friend. The doll was used as editorial art for a defunct magazine called The Capitalist Reporter. I've attached a copy of that (dated June 1974)"

      PS: I now have in my possession that actual edition of the magazine which should make the doll a solid collectible.

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