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The History of Barbie

Hope S.

on 6 April 2011

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Transcript of Barbie

The History of The first Barbie was invented in 1959 by
Ruth Handler. Mattel was the corporation in which Barbie was produced. 1938 Ruth and Elliot handler
were married. 1945 Mattel was founded by Elliot Handler, Ruth Handler, and Harold Matson. 1946 Harold Matson sold his
interest (in Mattel). 1959 Ruth Handler invented the
Barbie. 1960 Mattel became a publicly-
owned company (sold shares). 1967 Ruth Handler became the
President of Mattel Inc. 1974 The Handlers left Mattel Inc. The Invention of Barbie Mattel was founded in 1945 by Ruth Handler, Elliot Handler, and Harold Matson. The company produced frames. Barbie's Original Characteristics She was 11 1/2 inches tall. Barbie featured a movable head, arms, and legs. Barbie originally came in a black
and white striped bathing suit. The index finger of the right hand and
the smallest finger on both hands are
seperated, and the backs of both hands
are facing forward. The first Barbie doll had her
blonde hair pulled back into a
pony-tail. Barbie's Fictional
Biography Barbie's full name
is Barbra Millicent
Roberts. Her parent's
names are George
and Margaret
Roberts. Barbie lived in
Willows, Wisconsin. She originally
attended Willows High
School, in 1999 Barbie
attended the Manhatten
International High
School. Some of Barbie's
many occupations are
astronaut, Nascar
driver, and doctor. The Evolution of Barbie Barbie has been featured
in... movies such
as... In 1946 Harold Matson sold his
share in the corporation. In 1960 Mattel
became publically owned. In 1946 Harold Matson sold his
share in the corporation. In 1960 Mattel
became publically owned. Ruth Handler became
the president of Mattel in 1967.
The Handlers left Mattel Inc. in 1974. books clothing Since 1959, Barbie has grown
taller, her legs have gotten longer,
and her waist has become wider.
Over the past 52 years, despite her
physical changes, Barbie remains to
play an important role in the
childhood of girls all over the world. cosmetics video games Cinderella Barbie Barbie A Fashion Fairytale Toy Story 2 & 3 The Nutcracker The Barbie Diaries Gotta Have Games 12 Dancing Princesses Beach Vacation Barbie Horse Adventures Barbie Pajamas Barbie Shirt Barbie Stila Makeup Barbie Nail Polish 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's Present
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