Raggedy Ann and More: Johnny Gruelle's Dolls and Merchandise Book by Patty Hall

Raggedy Ann and More: Johnny Gruelle's Dolls and Merchandise Book by Patty Hall
Item# PERAGMORE
$35.00

Product Description

By Patricia Hall
Hardcover - 176 pages (January 2000)
Pelican Pub Co; Dimensions (in inches): 0.80 x 11.28 x 8.77

RAGGEDY ANN AND MORE recounts how Raggedy Ann and Andy became America's most beloved rag dolls and a mainstay in the commercial doll and toy marketplace. Excerpting from the book's dust jacket copy:


"RAGGEDY ANN AND MORE chronicles Johnny Gruelle's characters from their beginnings as minor characters in Gruelle's own comic strips, to home-made rag dolls sold out of the artist's home, to their serendipitous propulsion into the commercial toy and children's book marketplace. Emerging from the book's pages is a chorus of other characters, explored more thoroughly here than anywhere else. Beloved Belindy, Twee Deedle, Quacky Doodles, and Buddy and Sis are finally accounted for and showered with the attention they deserve.


"Because Gruelle's ever-evolving merchandise reflected changes in American society, there is in RAGGEDY ANN AND MORE, a profound sense of American history -- of emerging from industrialization, wars, and the Great Depression. Gruelle's characters capture the essence of the American Dream."


Based on first-hand accounts, company documents, and correspondence, the 176-page RAGGEDY ANN AND MORE also includes more than 400 full-color illustrations (including many never-before-published photographs), 39 topical sidebars and charts, and an up-to-date price guide for Raggedy Ann and Andy collectibles.




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