Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hooray for Hollywood!
For years Hollywood has always amazed us all. I mean, that's were all the movie stars live right? And the iconic letters that sit high above the city. What a place! It's so amazing that there have even been songs written about from singers such as Jay-Z and Madonna.

But what about this Hollywood song? When we think of "Hooray for Hollywood" I think of this version by Doris Day. (It's 3 minutes and features big name silver screen stars. Well worth the time to watch!)

Also when I think of "Hooray for Hollywood" I think of her.

"Hooray for Hollywood" was a Barbie that came out in the Avon catalog back in the early 00's. My mom sold Avon so I acquired all of these cool, unique dolls that you usually don't see everywhere. This is one of my favorites.

The back of the box has a little story about our glamour girl.

It reads: "It is Hollywood's Golden Era, and the world-famous star of the silver screen, Barbie, has just arrived for the premiere of her movie, "Sweet Romance." Barbie dolls' glamorous look is timeless. Her golden gown is pure sophistication. Shimmery and sleek, it is finished with a dramatic full flare. Her gold-tone shoes and luxurious white stole are classics. With her tickets and program, Barbie is ready for enjoy her latest film. But first, she smiles warmly, then waves to the crowd and signs an autograph or two, giving her fans even more reasons to cheer "hooray.""

Cute write up!

Ready to view Barbie? Here she is, at the premiere like they said!

What a cute box design! I had to hold the top up while I took the picture. It kept falling down from years of storage. The pop-up top is such a cute idea.

Look how pretty she is.

We are in luck because the box is Barbie friendly! Boxed but deboxed pictures!

I love that her lips are super red. It reminds me of that era when red was in. Hair is so pretty!

The write up mentioned shoes. I forgot to get a pic of those but I did get a pic of the cute little purse. It reminds me of some of the vintage Barbie purses that I played with when I stayed with my Grandma (which were leftover pieces from my mom's collection).

She wears elbow length black gloves and holds her tickets. Elbow length black gloves remind me of Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's." (via
And you even got a free gift with this doll: your very own movie clapboard keychain!

There have been a few more Hollywood dolls that have come out through the years. I even think that they made an Audrey Hepburn doll from her movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's." But in my collection I have a couple.

First, Superstar Barbie! One of my favorites and I have an entire blog post about her here. Then in a post last month, I wrote about how I got Superstar Ken at a garage sale. You can read about it here.

So I paired the two up and they are all ready to go to the Academy Awards!

Ken and his lovely date Barbie.

Ken says "I have the prettiest date!"

Barbie says "I'm a lucky girl to have a date as handsome as you!"

They are really cute together.

And for the last doll of the post, my beautiful Hollywood Hair Teresa. Don't you just love this color of orange?

I got her as a Christmas gift from my Grandma years ago. As I've mentioned before, I have quite a few Teresa's in my collection. My mom and grandma were torn on who to buy for me as my name is Teresa but I look more like Barbie because of my blond hair. But I'm not complaining. I love my Teresa dolls!

Check this hair! Super long and I think was the longest hair of the time (until Jewel Hair Mermaid, which I also have in the Teresa version.)

So why is she "Hollywood" hair? It's because you take the comb with the stars on it and use it as a stencil then use the spray to create stars in the hair. It really works like it says it does! The stars in her hair faded over time but I didn't try it today. I think it might be the different color hair that reacts with the spray. Does anyone know the secret to the magic color change hair?

I also have one of the Hollywood Hair Fashions. This fun gold outfit with a movie reel on the jacket! It's so cute but I didn't get a picture of it on a doll. It's so fun though!
Anything Barbie wears is befitting for a movie star. But do you have any Hollywood dolls?

Until next time!


Andrea said...

I can't help to giggle a little. We obviously share a taste in dolls, as this beauty lives here as well. She is absolutely beautiful. Such an exquisite make-up and a perfect premiere dress. And that box is just awesome.

They made Audrey in the long black dress from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and one in the pink short dress with a coat, "Pink Princess". I also saw one with the short black dress and the big hat, but maybe that was just a fashion. I'm not sure on the last one. I have the "Pink Princess" Audrey.

Superstar Barbie and Ken are a very lovely couple.

Your Teresa is still in very good shape. I have all the Hollywood Hair dolls, but I can't tell how the trick works. I think it works with the solution they came with. The stars on Kens hair work with cold and warm, so maybe it works the same way on the girl's hair. I love those hairplay dolls, they are so much fun.

Thanks for the pic of the fashion, now I know how that jacket looks, that is missing to mine.

I love Hollywood dolls, now if only they could make a Cary Grant from "To Catch a Thief", sigh.

Forestminuet said...

Nice! I am so happy you have her too. :) The box is super cool. I have never seen another one that has that much detail though. Would be fun if they did!

I just looked up Pink Princess Audrey. Love it! Such a pretty doll.

I hope you can find the jacket someday. I originally tried to fit this outift on my Skipper but the shoulders of the jacket are way big! Definitely early 90's fashion!

Forestminuet said...

And yes, Cary Grant would be an amazing doll. I would love to see a Humphrey Bogart!

Andrea said...

Oh, yes Bogey would be so great too! If you read this Mattel, make him a Bogey from Casablanca with a tux and a trenchcoat, please.

Forestminuet said...

Oh yes, that would be the most awesome Bogey doll. I wonder if I could make the outfit for a dark haired Ken doll. I have a tux outfit, maybe the trench coat is something I could work on. :)