Incredibly lifelike paper doll with 31 accurate costumes from 24 films. Full-color designs on heavy stock, ready to be cut, recall Marilyn in The Asphalt Jungle, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and other red-hot roles.
Paper dolls might seem the height of simplicity—quaint but simple toys, nothing more. But through the centuries paper figures have reflected religious and political beliefs, notions of womanhood, motherhood and family, the dictates of fashion, approaches to education, individual self-image and self-esteem, and ideas about death. This book examines paper dolls and their symbolism—from icons made by priests in ancient China to printable Kim Kardashians on the Internet—to show how these ephemeral objects have an enduring and sometimes surprising presence in history and culture.
Of Shah Jahan's many wives, the Mogul emperor's favorite was the beautiful Mumtaz Mahal; upon her death, the Shah ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal. The life of the woman who inspired one of the world's most famous structures is recalled by this paper doll collection. Two dolls, one of the emperor and the other of Mumtaz Mahal, are accompanied by 16 costumes, including anklets, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
"America's Singing Sweethearts," accompanied by 25 costumes from "Naughty Marietta," "Rose Marie," "Maytime," "Bittersweet," "The Girl of the Golden West," "Sweethearts," "New Moon," and "I Married an Angel."
Princess Nicolette Ducasse refused to let her sister marry Sultan Malik Roman Nuri of Baraka. So she traveled to his faraway kingdom to tell him the wedding was off, never expecting that Malik would be one seriously sexy sultan! Resisting him would be hard. But Malik made it clear that if they shared a bed the wedding was on. He was a modern monarch in many ways—except when it came to his bride!