Cinnamon was made by Ideal in 1971.
She's about 12" tall.
In spite of having red hair like Crissy, Cinnamon is actually Crissy's cousin, since she's Crissy's cousin Velvet's little sister.
The Crissy dolls all had a grow hair feature.
Cinnamon has a button in her belly that, when pushed, allows a chunk of hair in the top of her head to be pulled out to reach nearly to her ankles.
|You can sort of see the dark spot that is the button through her clothes.|
She has a dial in her back that winds the hair back in, so it can be short again.
There were several versions of Cinnamon, including Curly Ribbons, Hair Doodler, and an African American version.
Cinnamon's original outfit was a one or two piece orange play suit with tiny white polka dots.
I have no idea who this pink with white polka dot play suit originally went to, but the sweater belongs to a stuffed Emily Elizabeth, (Clifford the Big Red Dog's friend.)
She's such a cute little thing. Look at those chubby knees!
And the teeth. Gotta love the teeth.
And NO freckles! Thank you Ideal. (We don't all have freckles.)
Famous natural red heads in history include composer Antonio Vivaldi,Thomas Jefferson,James Joyce, Vincent Van Gogh,Galileo,Mark Twain, Winston Churchill,Malcolm X, Queen Elizabeth the First of England,Lady Emma Hamilton(Model for painters such as Gainsborough and Reynolds), Emily Dickinson,Socrates,Helen of Troy,Napoleon,Christopher Columbus,Oliver Cromwell,General George Custer(Of 'last stand' fame.),King David,(Ok, and Judas too...).
When people are asked to think of famous red heads,most often they think of people who weren't really red heads. For example:
Lucille Ball was naturally brown haired. Other famous red heads who aren't/weren't include Julie Andrews,Alyson Hannigan,Rita Hayworth,Gillian Anderson,Amy Adams,Molly Ringwald,Ann Margaret,and Carol Burnett.
Famous real red heads in entertainment, past and present, include actor and director Ron Howard,Julianne Moore,Lindsey Lohan,Tina Louise,(Ginger from Gilligan's Island really is one.),Billie Burke, (The Wizard of Oz's Glinda the Good Witch),Conan O'Brien,actor/singer Danny Kaye,
|Danny Kaye in the original Secret Life of Walter Mitty.|
|Moira Shearer in "The Red Shoes".|
|Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel. You find a real, (not colourized.), colour photo of Stan when his hair was still red.|
|Katherine Hepburn in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner".|
Maybe you would recognize her better this way...
Know her now? I thought so.
See you tomorrow for more red haired dolls and red hair trivia.