History of Barbie
History of Barbie
The Barbie doll was designed by Ruth Handler in the mid-1950s.
Ruth and her husband Elliot Handler owned a company that made wooden picture frames along with their partner Harold Mattson. Elliot and Harold...
Let me begin by telling a story. A young girl meets a boy and they fall in love. The girl graduates from high school. She had visions of a great career success in the real world. She wanted to go to college anyways because her parents thought traditional. The girl went to college...
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Introduction of Barbie doll
In this case study we find that there is doll named Barbie, which is first introduce in 1950, when Ruth Handler, one of the founder of Mattel Co, asked Mattel’s designers to design an adult looking doll for children. In 1955 we can get that it...
Variety is the spice of the Barbie Doll Marketing Success. First introduced to the US market in 1959, Barbie has grown into a global cultural phenomena. From just one female doll, the Barbie family has grown and includes over 38 friends and relatives.
There are now dolls that represent multiple ethnicities...
Barbie has been a BIG deal in the toy aisle. She's also morphed through a variety of careers, gained and lost friends, and acquired an amazing number of possessions. Barbie was the suggestion of Ruth Handler, wife of one of Mattel's co-founders, Elliot. Handler had noticed that her own...
I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Life is plastic. It’s fantastic!
My name is Debbie Cooper, and I am a Barbie Collector.
What little girl didn’t grow up playing with a Barbie doll? Well many of you may not know that Barbie was, in fact, an actual person. The original Barbie’s name was Barbara...
Barbie has shaped the lives of many girls, young and old, around the world. She is not only a role model but also a lifelong friend. She has been and will continue to be a great influence on the lives of young girls. "This teenage fashion doll transcended racial boundaries to become the...
Barbie: Teenage Fashion Model
Early in 1959 a new toy that would later be loved by millions was shown to the world. Her name was Barbie. Ruth Handler created Barbie because she felt that young girls needed something to play with besides baby dolls or paper dolls. Handler wanted little girls to...
She’s a fun, outgoing character with an outfit for every occasion. She’s Barbie. Today we will learn about this amazing doll and the affect she has had on toy industry. First we will examine the pink and perfect history of Barbie, then we will try on the many different characters in Barbie’s family, and...
The Barbie Phenomenon of the 1960s
Tall, skinny, blond, and beautiful Barbie has been a doll, influencing and changing the lives of many young girls for years. Even though she is considered a role model to many, some feminist do not see Barbie as a positive figure to growing girls. Over the past decades...
extravagant looking Barbie dolls that are kept in mint condition. But why are they there, what is the meaning behind my odd interest in Barbie’s that urged me to collect them in the first place? Their look.
Every little girl goes through a phase in which all they want to play with is a plastic doll that comes...
Assignment 4 Paper 5
October 31, 2012
Barbie- An American Icon
Icons like Barbie recognized for their popularity and effects on society. Barbie is a subject of obsession all over the world. Collectors, consumers and even some designers become enthralled in the Barbie world. Designers create special designs...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Barbie and the Notion of Progression
Since the emergence of the Barbie doll in 1959, Barbie has been a populous choice among young children, and more specifically young girls because of its monopolization of the toy market. Barbie is a doll that has been outwardly controversial...
Every single individual is different in their own way, however the media has drilled it into every young girl’s mind, that they have just like a Barbie doll in order to be happy. Furthermore, these same girls are resorting to extreme methods in order to feel like they fit in such as taking unhealthy weight...
Good Deeds of Barbie
Mohammad Reza Jafareian
American University of Sharjah
Good Deeds of Barbie
Barbie dolls, the most popular doll in the world, was invented in 1950’s when a lady called Ruth Handler...
Barbie dolls were born in the Wisconsin state of American 50 years ago. They are no longer simple dolls, but a symbol of American women, American culture and an ideal embodiment of global female. The following essay will firstly discuss Barbie dolls’ historical and cultural background of the era when...
Barbie is an idol to many young girls, but has also led many young girls to become bulimic or anorexic to look like her. The first Barbie originated with the German doll, Lilli, in 1955 and the first Barbie was made in 1959. Barbie was named after the founder of Mattel's toy company daughter...
situation in life. Alternatively, the poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a satirical poem that is about a girl who is intelligent and physically capable, but the characteristic that society places value on is her physical appearance. The poems “Daystar” and “Barbie Doll” are both representative of the gender...
Informative Speech: Barbie
With more than 150 careers on her resume she has worked as a Nurse, lifeguard, dance teacher and even astronaut. Her popularity has spread throughout the world for decades. She is beautiful, talented and every little girl has yearned to have her. Who is this woman you...
MATTEL VS HASBRO/BARBIE VS BABY ALIVE
American InterContinental University
The two highest toy companies, Mattel and Hasbro have various dolls that every little dreams of having. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the “old school” Barbie to the “new reality” Baby Alive and how...
Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll". Both stories will describe two comparisons of two suicides notes about young girls. In "Suicide Note" written by Janice Mirikitani, the young girl feels pressure that she has let down her parents possibly by not having perfect grades and in "Barbie Doll" written by Marge...
little girls are grown up with their first toy to be a Barbie doll. If you ask a young girl what they would like for a gift and the answer is mostly “A Barbie”. Why is Barbie such a big deal to young girls? Well the answer is that Barbie dolls have always been a role model to girls while they grow up...
The Business of Barbie®
Izabel Falcão do Rego Barros Feb/Mar 1998 last revised February99
• Mattel and Barbie - a quite long story
• The toy market in the late 50’s and 60’s
• Shaping strategy with design: 70’s and 80’s
• The 90’s and the second breakthrough
The Barbie Doll was first patented in 1958 by a young woman from California named Ruth Handler. The Barbie doll is well know for her long legs, her tiny waist, blonde hair and blue eyes, and her huge chest. This “perfect” plastic body has had multiple positive and negative affects around the world for...
want to change their bodies others just want to be themselves with better lives. Two poets Marge Piercy and Julia Alvarez explain these pressures. In "Barbie" by Piercy the speaker self sacrifices to the point of death. In contrast, Alvarez in "Dusting" sacrifices her mother's approval for the sake for self-discovery...
Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll” gives insight on the societal and cultural expectations that American children suffer through every day. The poem is written as a narrative; the speaker is an observer, who follows the life of a young girl who struggles with the pressure to be perfect. The girl eventually...
Purpose statement: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about Barbie.
I. Did you know in every second of everyday, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world?
A. Barbie was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler.
B. She was introduced to the world...
It’s Just a Doll and Her Name is Barbie
Since many years ago Barbie has been known for her perfect body and complexion. Many people especially women are affected by Barbie’s looks. Why is this so you may ask? Barbie’s looks have affected women physically, mentally, and even their health.
Barbie was first introduced in 1959, at the American International Toy Fair, in New York. She was created by Ruth and Elliot Handler, who are the co-founders of Mattel toys. She made her debut as a teenage model and was dressed in a black and white striped swimsuit. She was the first doll in America...