Looks like Lonely Lisa beat Little Miss No Name to the punch by about a year.Lonely Lisa was made in 1964. She came in two sizes,16 and 20 inches tall. Mine is the 16" size.
Lonely Lisa has a wire armature, which allows her to be posed.
Her head, arms, and legs are vinyl, and her body is stuffed cloth.She has rooted hair and painted eyes.
Lisa's hair is brittle, like my Little Miss No Name's, and breaks easily when combed.
She strongly resembles this painting.
|Another big eye painting by Margaret Keane.|
Apparently she came with a wrist tag that said, "My arms long to hold you, I'll bend to your touch. Please take me home. I'll love you so much. I'm lonely, Lisa."Oh man! Would I have wanted this doll when I was a kid!
Supposedly she's pretty hard to find.I had never heard of her until I got her at an auction. I researched to find out who she is.
I'm pretty sure this is her original dress. She also has a cotton half slip and cotton undies.
Ok. I've been talking about Margaret Keane paintings for a couple of days now, and I've show you a couple. Well, this has nothing to do with dolls,(But then I do ramble anyway.), but I have to show you this. I came across this while researching Margaret Keane paintings. Early on her paintings were considered cheesy, but alot of celebrities liked her stuff and asked her to paint them.Ok. Here's Joan Crawford.
|Her eyes are a little wonky.|
Okay. Fine. But this one is a little...weird. I don't know. It just has some strange quality about it. I just can't put my finger on it.
Jerry Lewis and his entire family as clowns? Harlequins? What's up Jerry? Couldn't find any red noses to stick on those dogs?(Cats would totally not permit that.)