Monday, November 15, 2010

2011 Convention Update

August 17-21, 2011, Philadelphia, PA

Whether you're new to paper dolls or have been attending paper doll conventions for years, organizer David Wolfe has planned a fun time for everyone!

As always, lots of souvenirs will be presented throughout the convention. There will be 3 banquet dinners, and the hotel offers complimentary breakfast and happy hour each day. A sandwich bar will be offered at lunchtime for a modest fee. To give you an idea of what to expect, here is the preliminary schedule for the convention:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
10:30 a.m. Optional Tour of QVC Studios
7:00 p.m. Registration Reception Party

Thursday, August 18, 2011
Morning: Color-and-Cut Bee
All Day: Variety of Workshops, Programs and Talks
Afternoon: Raffle Room, Artists' Gallery & Dress-a-Doll Display
Evening: Red, White & Blue themed Banquet Dinner and Trivia Contest

Friday, August 19, 2011
Throughout the Day: Competition, Workshops, Talks and Programs
Afternoon: Silent Auction, Raffle Room & Freebie Table
Evening: Colonial Themed Banquet Dinner and Colonial Fashion Program

Saturday, August 20, 2011
All Day: Sales Room
Early Evening: Raffle Drawing
Evening: "The Philadelphia Story" Themed Banquet Diner, Presentation on Grace Kelly, Fanny Gray Awards, Top Raffle Item Drawing, Silent Auction Winners

Sunday, August 21, 2011
Morning: Farewell Gathering and Vintage Fashion/Paper Doll Program

To sign up, visit the Convention 2011 section of the Paperdoll Review website. A special early-bird discount is available until December 1, 2010. Plus, early registrations get an extra souvenir! If you have questions, email David Wolfe directly.

If you're unable to attend, you can still get all the fabulous convention souvenirs with an absentee registration. Only 50 absentee registrations are available so we recommend purchasing early. (Souvenirs will be mailed after the convention).

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Upcoming titles from Paper Studio Press now available for pre-order

Our upcoming titles include works by some of today's favorite artists plus a reprint of the nostalgic 1951 Big 'n' Little Sister paper doll book featuring matching outfits for two sets of sisters.

Movie star paper doll books are instant collectibles and three top artists have turned their attention to legends of the silver screen.

Favorite paper doll artist Marilyn Henry has created a lovely ode to ballerina actress Leslie Caron with costumes from Miss Caron's biggest hits. Esteemed fashion illustrator, Jim Howard, has immortalized exotic Dorothy Lamour, the sarong-clad glamour girl of the famous "Road" comedies. And fashion expert and artist, David Wolfe, turns his attention to Doris Day's impact as a fashion icon and role model with a book featuring many costumes from her decades-long movie career.

More movie clothes can be found in David Wolfe's Hollywood Confections with some of the most outrageously gorgeous costumes ever seen on the screen. Each has inspired a matching culinary confection by dessert chef Archie Bridge, plus tips to make your own fancy dessert concoctions.

Making her debut with Paper Studio Press, Sandra Vanderpool's Masquerade Party captures the giddy glamour of a fancy dress party in the Roaring Twenties with themed costumes for four Art Deco dolls, all presented on lavishly designed backgrounds.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2011 International Paper Doll Convention to be held in Philadelphia

Although this year’s Paper Doll Convention has not as yet happened in Kansas City, next year’s event is already in the early planning stage. Chairing the Convention will be David Wolfe, paper doll artist, fashion authority and popular emcee at recent paper doll conventions. The 2011 event, “Let Freedom Ring!” will take place in Philadelphia from Wednesday, August 17 to Sunday, August 21, 2011. The venue will once again be at an Embassy Suites hotel, this time located at the Philadelphia Airport and easily accessible by plane, train or car.

David has shared some of the exciting plans that include a welcome Registration/Reception Party to kick off the Convention, a convivial Coloring-and-Cutting “Bee” get together, the Sales Room, a Raffle, a Silent Auction of artwork and a newly concepted Competition plus several Workshops and special Presentations. David, who has designed a “Liberty Belle” logo for the Convention, says that he intends conventioneers will receive a “bumper crop of paper dolls and a special souvenir tote bag.”

For the first time ever, registration and payment will be available online. Details coming soon!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fashion illustrations by Jim Howard entered into Boston Museum of Fine Arts Permanent Collection

Known for his dramatically lit fashion illustrations for top department stores in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Jim Howard was invited to donate 39 of his works to the permanent collection of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

It's a wonderful honor for Jim, and an honor for paper doll collectors to have such a celebrated artist drawing paper dolls for us today. In 2009, his classic fashion illustrations were transformed into the paper doll format in Jim Howard's Fashion Illustration Paper Dolls, and he soon moved on to illustrating paper doll books of Gene Marshall and Her Glamorous Friends and Ida Lupino. Upcoming titles titles include Dorothy Lamour and Dandy Dolls.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Paper dolls on NPR!

Tom Tierney's interview with NPR about paper dolls is available on NPR's Weekend Edition Website! Scroll half way down and click on the headline: "At 81, Artist Still Playing With Paper Dolls."

Congratulations to Tom! Shown here is Tom's new Rosie the Riveter paper doll for Paper Studio Press.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Paperdoll Review's Gone With the Wind Extravaganza Issue

Paperdoll Review Issue 47 is officially in the mail, so most subscribers should receive their issues by the end of March, 2010. This is a super spectacular issue with FOUR articles about Gone With the Wind including Ralph Hodgdon's personal account of Gone With the Wind costume designer, Walter Plunkett. Marilyn Henry provides a behind-the-scenes look of the movie, Linda Deitchman tells us about author Margaret Mitchell, and David Wolfe invites us to a Twelve Oaks BBQ with some fine recipes. For visual delights, we have a beautiful plantation scene on the cover by Darlene Jones and two full color paper dolls by Marilyn Henry and Ralph Hodgdon.

Also, Kathy Lawrence continues her story about her mother, famous paper doll artist, Queen Holden; and we have features on Hilda Miloche's Judy and Jim books and a look at Little Red Riding Hood Paper Dolls. In our Readers Page section, Barbara Ruiter shares special paper doll memories and Johana Gast Anderton offers more storage and archival tips. It's a super fabulous issue that our readers are sure to enjoy!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Paper Dolls Hit the LA Art Scene

If you're in the LA area, check out the fabulous Paper Doll Exhibit at the FIFTY24LA Gallery. This group exhibition of 35 artists offers a great variety of art pieces representing the theme, Paper Dolls. Check out their website to see all the cool creations.