A 1970s plastic 'Pippa' doll; one of Pippa’s friends ‘Marie’. She has pale pink skin, short brown hair; brow eyes with eyelashes still attached pink lips, pink cheeks and painted brown eyebrows. The doll has four moving joints, which include its knees, waist, shoulders and head. The doll is wearing a nylon dress, which is a pale blue halter neck, with a clasp at the back of the neck; the bottom of the dress is a white creased nylon, with a plain white nylon underskirt. The dress has a gold nylon ribbon around the waist, which goes around to the back where there is a pearl shaped button to fasten the back of the dress. The doll is also wearing white nylon/elastic knickers.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mrs Joyce Howard-Monks in 2010. Part of the contents of the ‘Hobbies’ doll’s house – inventory number 663517 - made by the donor’s father, Ronald Graham (b.1902), for his two grandchildren Lynn Pick (b.1964) and Dawn Lawton (b.1966).
Makers and roles
Palitoy , maker