R&B, also known as Arranbee Doll Co. was part of the American doll manufacturing playing field of the 1920s, 30s and 50s. It became part of Vogue Dolls in 1958. The company was very innovated, and was at it's most productive during the 1930s, noted for it's wide assortment of composition baby dolls with any number of special talents. Switching to girl dolls, the Nancy and Debu'teen Dolls of this 40s composition era were also extremely popular. Like the Alexander Doll Company, Arranbee switched over to hard plastic production starting in 1947 - with both the Nancy Lee and Nanette dolls very successful R&B dolls in the 1950s. In these early years of hard plastic, Alexander Doll Company, American Character Doll Company, and Arranbee Doll Company used common factory space, sharing some of the same body and limb molds. Similar but different, the levels of finishes and costuming, being for different markets, was not the same from company to company.