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Ideal's Miss Revlon

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One of the highlights for the Ideal Toy Company in the second half of the 1950s, was their very popular Miss Revlon fashion doll.  She came in various sizes and had an elaborate wardrobe.  This doll is 18" tall.   She is all hard vinyl with a jointed swivel waist.  She is wearing an original well documented fancy dress although it is not tagged.  Her shoes are replaced.  Many of the dolls came with a beautiful rabbit's fur stole as shown above.  These dolls had very beautiful faces.

 
     
     
 

This Miss Revlon, below, is about 17 1/2" tall (considered 18") and is dressed in another typical fancy outfit, complete with drop pearl earrings and faux strung pearl necklace.  This dress is not tagged either, but is also well documented.  Characteristically Revlon, she is wearing a taffeta dress with pink tulle/satin half-slip, pearl necklace, nylon stockings with seam down the back and original strappy sandals.  These dolls were usually sold with a tag sewn into the front waistband of the dress, stating that it was a Revlon Doll by Ideal.  I'm sure than many mommies decided to cut this off since it was mainly an advertising label and detracted from the overall fashion.

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The doll above is a 15" version wearing a popular style dress called "Cherries a la Mode" in navy.  

 
     

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