Sunday, April 21, 2013
Living Barbie '69
I've posted a variety of vintage Barbie catalogs here at AEET over the years (check the archive) featuring gorgeously painted / illustrated images of the dolls and all their colorful accessories. To change things up a bit, here's a catalog from 1969 that instead uses cute photographic images of the actual dolls wearing the clothes, plus carrying cases, the family house, the Mattel-O-Phone, Pretty Pairs Playmates and other neat extras. Was this the year that Barbie became more "living" and articulate / posable? I'm no expert so if anyone knows anything drop us a line. And wow, I never realized Barbie had so many different friends either. I love the names of some of these Guruvy sixties outfits, like: Flower Wower, Anti-Freezers, Lamb 'N Leather (??!!), Rik Rah Rah, Burrr-Furrr, and seriously-- just what kind of snakes will friend Francie be charmin' in outfit #1245, anyway? More Barbie fun and adventure up NEXT!