Early 1970's Knickerbocker Raggedy Ann Dolls

For a very limited time in the early 1970's, Knickerbocker dressed a pair of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls in very unusual outfits. Ann wore a "two tone" dress (tiny pastel flowers on the bodice and an aqua skirt) and a white apron with a red flower on the pocket. Andy's suit had turquoise pants and matching bow with the usual red checked shirt. I do not have one in my collection...still looking for a nice example. It is possible that these outfits were influenced by the "flower power" generation. These dolls are very hard to find for the production lasted for only a short time. The "Hollywood" or "Movie" dolls were manufactured in 1977 following a full length feature film called Raggedy Ann and Andy, A Musical Adventure. Their oufits were changed to resemble the ones worn in the movie. Ann's dress was blue with red polkadots and Andy's shirt was red, white and blue plaid. Their faces were also a bit different from the usual Knickerbockers. Facial features had finer lines. Production of these dolls lasted from 1977 to 1979. Because of their limited productions, these dolls are highly sought after by collectors.

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 11:27:55 PM in Dolls-from-the-1970s

By janie


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