AUTHOR: Dewees Cochran

PUBLISHER: Paperweight Press

DATE: 1979


FORMAT: Hard cover with dust jacket


CONDITION: Book is in Very Fine used condition. Boards are nice with light shelf wear on bottom edges. Corners sharp, hinges tight. Complete and tightly bound. Pages nice no markings.
Ella Dewees Cochran (1892-1991) began making portrait dolls of real children ca. 1934. They were very popular with wealthy clients. She then moved to New York to create a more affordable but still a quality doll. She created six basic dolls in 1936 each with a different face shape, and by changing the hair & eyes could produce a portrait doll of most children. These were her Look- Alike dolls. She also designed for the Effanbee Doll Company six dolls in 1936 that are called American Children. During World War II doll production ceased, but after the war she formed the Dewees Cochran Doll, Inc. company. She contracted with the Molded Latex Company and produced the Cindy doll in 1947-1948. The final series of dolls were the Grow-Up dolls and small Baby dolls sized 5-9" tall (1950's). Dewees retired in the 1960's and the company ceased doll production in the 1970's.
This book presents, in text and pictures, the life work of Dewees Cochran. She created and made the finest dolls in America and possibly the world.
This book contains an autobiography of Dewees Cochran, hundreds of illustrations, chronological listings of various dolls, detailed section on production techniques, and more.

SIZE: 8-3/4 " x 11-1/4 "

PAGES: 179

Price: $100

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