Tag: Howdy Doody

Colorful Characters for the Holidays


Imagine as a child or even an adult of the Depression era finding a fully articulated toy model of your favorite movie, radio, animation, comic or even advertising character!  

Joseph Kallus (above) was the supreme designer of such portrait model toys during the era spanning 1925-1945 in which he used composition molding, elastic strung wooden segments and wire armature bodies to create his piece, here is the story:

Betty Boop, Dumbo, Fanny Brice, Felix theCat, Howdy Doody, Joseph Kallus, Mickey mouse, Popey, Three Caballeros

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1950s Famous Faces

For Walter Film’s holiday blog we would like to take you on a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and to a time that was not quite as challenging as it is today.  The personalities merchandised in doll form reflected the major movements and changes in all fields of entertainment during that decade. 

While we may view the 1950s as a simpler time, the world of entertainment was full of drama; whether it be famous Broadway shows, the birth of Rock n’ Roll, beloved characters and stories, television favorites or big screen movie spectacles.  Here are a few fabulous faces from the fifties that have endured. The article was written for the 2020 United Federation of Doll Clubs fall edition of Doll News. We hope you enjoy the trip.

Alice In Wonderland, Angela Cartwright, Cinderelia, Dick Clark, Elvis Presley, Gene Autry, Hedy Lamarr, Hopalong Cassidy, Howdy Doody, Kate Smith, Little Ricky, Lucille Ball, Mary Hartline, Mary Martin, Peter Pan, Shari Lewis, Shirley Temple, Sleeping Beauty

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