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TV Commercials from the 40s, 50s, & Early 60s

Mattel's Barbie, 1959 

In 1959, dolls for girls grew up when Mattel introduced Barbie, one of the most iconic toys in history. The original 1959 commercial paraded the elegant new doll in all her various stages of dress and announced an asking price of $3— about $26 in today's dollars. This is the first Barbie commercial that first aired during Mickey Mouse Club!




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CJ Martello's April, 2024 coloum "In Praise of Our National Park," is now a part of our PETAL'S FROM ROSELAND page. Go to the topic ROSELAND in the list to the left of this HOME PAGE. Choose Petals , , , from the flyout menu, and you'll find his latest entry. Or copy and paste the following link: https://www.fengerjune1958.com/PetalsfromRoseland..htm


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