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History Of Barbie

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jess perrin

on 3 September 2014

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Transcript of History Of Barbie

All About
If you have not already guessed what we will be talking to you about today, here it is.
Today we will be speaking to you all about the history of Barbie. We will include how she was created and why she was created.

We will also travel back in time to the past Barbie and then back to the Barbie of today.
We thought this would be an interesting topic and we hope you think so too.

Old Barbie!
Old Barbie
New Barbie
How She Was Invented
Barbie Movies

The advantages

1959 commercial
1979 commercial
1989 commercial
Barbie dolls were very, very popular when they first came out. children loved them then and still love them up to this very day! I am pretty sure that all of us girls played with barbie dolls when we were young!
Barbie is really old. The first doll was actually created in 1959. They made many commercials for barbie dolls back then and when people watched the commercial it was a great commercial. But now it just seems strange.
We put some clips down below that we will watch right now!
of barbie as a model:
Could barbie be our future model?
If you look,
you can definetly
notice a difference
between the
old Barbie and
the new Barbie.
Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with little paper dolls, and she noticed her daughter loved giving the dolls adult roles
. At that time children dolls were mostly just dolls that were infants, so Ruth suggested an idea to her husband Elliot of creating a doll that is an adult-bodied doll. Her husband Elliot was a co-founder of the Mattel toy company. Elliot was very unenthusiastic about the idea and so was Mattel.

During a trip to Europe with her 2 children Barbara and Kenneth, Ruth noticed a doll in the window. The doll in the window was called Bild Lilli. Bild Lilli was a doll created based on a character in a european comic.
The Bild Lilli doll was exactly like what Ruth had in mind so she purchased 3 and took them to Mattel. When she was back in the US, she re-worked the design of the doll a bit and gave the doll the name Barbie after her daughter. The doll made its first debut in New York on March 9th 1959.
Fun Facts
Barbie’s real name is
Barbara Millicent Roberts
Barbie first
was sold in her
signature black&white
striped bathing suit
and her ponytail.
Barbie has three sisters Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea.
The first
Barbie was
sold for $3.00
The ken doll
was named
after Ruth
and Elliot's son
Barbies first pet
was a horse named
Barbie supposedly
has a best friend, Midge.
Every second, 2 Barbie
dolls are sold somewhere
in the world.
If you placed
every barbie doll
in the world head to toe touching they would go completely around the earth.
1. What is
Barbies Full name?
2. When did the first
Barbie doll come out?
3. How much was the first doll
sold for?
4.What was Barbie's first
pet and what was its name?
5. Who was Ken named


So who is barbie?
In conclusion Barbie is a fantastic way to entertaine kids everywhere.
And apparently is a awesome model too.
We hope you enjoyed learning about Barbie today.
Now we have something for all of you.
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