Thursday, November 02, 2006

Barbie Will Be 47 On December 1


This is what Barbie would look like if she ever got older, which she won't, because she is a toy doll.

Barbie made its debut in 1959 and since then, the anatomically improbable molded plastic statuette has become an icon and the most favourite doll of female children in America, Western Europe and other parts of the world. And I have given out Barbie dolls to children who asked for them.


Ruth Handler undeniably invented an American icon that functions as both a steady outlet for girls' dreams and an ever changing reflection of American society. This can be seen in the history of Barbie's clothes, and even her various "face lifts" to suit the times; in her professional, political and charitable endeavors; and more recently in the multi-culturalizing of her product line.


Imagine a horror movie where Barbie suddenly grew old and then started to scold Dubya over his bloody blunders in the war in Iraq.

3 comments:

Calabar Gal said...

For a 47 year old, she sure looks good each day, year in year out. "Absolutely chikeable" (smile) Will give us youngs ones a run for our money anyday!! LOL

writerwoman said...

That is a wild photo. It makes me laugh seeing Barbie as that old.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Barbie will be 47 tomorrow December 1.

You can send her your Happy Birthday greetings and presents.

Cheers and God bless.