DOLL NEWS Fall Issue for 2016 is just mailing out. I am privileged to have this issues cover and the lead article featuring Cissy. It's been a year long process to gather and photograph some of the dolls that are featured in this article: Cissy: Evolution of a Fashion Doll. Other dolls I already had or they came together for several presentations that I've been working on. The featured doll on the cover is one of my all time favorites. Having lived in her box since 1956, it's been an amazing experience viewing a doll virtually the same as it left the factory. She went with me to the 2016 Madame Alexander Doll Club Convention in Minneapolis, MN and won first place in her category. I drove from Virginia, so this years convention was quite the experience. Bringing dolls like this is nerve-wracking as it is... driving seems to ease the stress of wear and tear. Fast forward, and here she is, forever caught in the moment of the life of this American fashion doll.