Growin', as we called her when I was a kid, was made in 1968.
She has a special feature: She 'grows up'. She comes with two wigs and two outfits.
|I appear to have misplaced a shoe over the years.|
|Growing Sally at 6" tall...|
|...and 6 and a half inches.|
There must be a lot of years in that half an inch, because she goes from a little girl with ponytails, to a sophisticated grown lady in a satin evening gown.
|"Stop! In the name of love..."|
The grown Growing Sally always made me think of Diana Ross when I was a kid.
Actually she looks more like Mary Wilson, but Diana Ross was the only Supreme I knew by name when I was six.
|The Supremes,Florance Ballard on the left,Diana Ross in the middle, and Mary Wilson on the right.|
|Her dress got ruined when I took her to my Grama's in a blue briefcase my Dad gave me. On the way there the blue inner pocket melted paint on Growin's dress, and the forehead of one of my other dolls. At least Growin' could change her dress!|
The wigs just slip on and off. The little girl wig has a white ribbon on each ponytail and one on the top of her head.
I have researched Growing Sally a bit, and I can't find any of them that come in this little girl dress. It doesn't seem to be long enough for her, and yet I remember her coming in this dress. It looks a bit like a Heidi dress. Heidi was also made by Remco, which could account for the similarity, but I didn't own a Heidi doll.
|I loved my Sally though.|
See you tomorrow for Skipper Saturday.