|They told me I had to appear here in
my birthday suit for you...
For a "behind the scenes" view
just roll right over me!
I won't mind a bit :)
|Ideal first produced the Crissy Doll with
auburn hair "that grows right down to her toes!"
Commonly known as the "hair to the floor"
model, these early production dolls are quite
sought after today and were only in production
about six months in 1969.
Because the range of the hair length when
retracted only brought the hair as high as the
doll's lower back and no shorter, perhaps Ideal
desired shorter hair styles to be possible.
Regardless of the reasons the next release of
Crissy, also in 1969 came with much shorter
tresses that could be shortened around
Crissy's hair stayed this length throughout the
rest of her initial production years to 1974.
|The year 1970 brought very little
change to Crissy outside her wardrobe.
Ideal worked mainly on expanding the
line of fashions for her and also her
new cousin doll, Velvet.
White and Black versions of the Crissy
and Velvet doll were being produced in
large numbers which is reflected today
in the second hand market - you will
see more dolls offered from the
1969-1970 era than the later years.
But while 1970 may have been a
rather understated year for her, the
world of Crissy was about to explode
with new interest in 1971 when Ideal
launched many new dolls, fashions
and accessories for the ever growing
family of Crissy!
To continue the story of Ideal Crissy
doll and Velvet doll and their friends
and family click any of the links below!
|Primo example pix courtesy of Cheryl :-)
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