1940s Fashions

The wartime decade was a challenging time when paper dolls offered a welcome escape into one’s imagination. Fashion history during this period was interesting, reflecting the utilitarian styles, the strong shoulders and some frivolous accessories. Paper dolls of this time are both reprints of genuine vintage books and/or newly created ‘40s subjects including military uniforms, romantic brides, teen-agers and children. These years reflect the peak popularity of movies and glamorous stars. No wonder the '40s are considered "Golden Age of Paper Dolls."
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Beauty on a Budget
Beauty on a Budget
RKO star Marilyn Maxwell promotes Quadriga Cloth, “the cotton fabric all America knows,” in this marvelous retro paper doll ad from 1948. 1...
$2.50



Fabulous 40s Paper Doll
Fabulous 40s Paper Doll
A fun gal with fun 40s fashions by Judy M Johnson. 2 pages presented in archival plastic sleeve. The 8 1/2 x 11 format is great for cutting, framing,...
$5.00



Samantha Thanksgiving
Samantha Thanksgiving
Samantha wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving with a vintage wardrobe of a cotton chintz striped dress, green winter coat, flannel robe, turquoise...
$5.00



Adrian, Hollywood Designer Paper Dolls
Adrian, Hollywood Designer Paper Dolls
The great MGM costume designer, Adrian, dressed Hollywood's most glamorous stars including Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford. Later, he also created...
$8.00



Comics Cuties Fashions for All Seasons Paper Dolls
Comics Cuties Fashions for All Seasons Paper Dolls
This fun book brings back the days of the 1930s and '40s when newspapers would include a paper doll as part of a comic strip. Artist Ted Menten,...
$8.00



OPDAG - Paper Doll Studio Issue 125 - The 1940s
OPDAG - Paper Doll Studio Issue 125 - The 1940s
The dynamic decade of the 1940s is represented in more than 40 paper dolls by 30 paper doll artists. Paper dolls on display include classic stars,...
$8.00



Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls
Rosie the Riveter Paper Dolls
Tom Tierney turns back the clock to World War II when women took over the nation's workforce and made history. This book of vintage fashions honors...
$8.00



Glamorous Movie Stars of the Forties
Glamorous Movie Stars of the Forties
Great for collectors of paper dolls and enthusiasts of costume design and film history, this book features some of the most popular Hollywood stars...
$9.95



Great Fashion Designs of the Forties
Great Fashion Designs of the Forties
Two dolls and 32 outfits representing the classic designs of the 1940s including an Adrian cocktail dress, a Henri Bendel wedding gown and Hattie...
$9.99



Pin-Up Girls of WW II
Pin-Up Girls of WW II
During World War II, GIs decorated their lockers with morale-boosting photos and calendars of beautiful pinup girls. This red-hot paper doll...
$9.99



Wartime Fashion Sticker Paper Doll
Wartime Fashion Sticker Paper Doll
A fascinating look at the distinctive “make do and mend” fashions that developed out of necessity during the Second World War. Published in...
$9.99



Dangerous Doll
Dangerous Doll
Alluring model with costumes inspired by pulp fiction novels of 1949-1952. 4-page set by Judy M Johnson.
$11.00



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