I'm developing a new program that I'll be introducing at the Madame Alexander Doll Clubs 2016 Premiere in New Jersey. The MADC New Jersey Premier comes right after the New York Toy Fair. Toy Fair has been the launching pad for many, many dolls over many decades. Cissy would have been introduced here first as a fashion doll in 1955, and then again in 1960 when she was reinvented as a portrait doll starting with the 1960 PORTRAIT DOLL SERIES. These dolls of Cissy's final years are among the most beautiful produced by Alexander - and also for one of the most misunderstood periods as a doll for Cissy. Different years have been attributed to these dolls, along with different names and factory numbers. All of this creating a very confusing background in which to try and research these dolls of this "Portrait Era." For Cissy, entering a new decade of the 1960s was going to be a very bumpy road indeed — the times were changing, and they were changing quickly. Politically, socially, technologically — even dolls got onto a fast tract that took a new direction that never really stopped once it started.
MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL CLUB 2015 New Jersey Premiere