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...
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 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...
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
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...
The Barbie Doll
While some women felt that they were too provocative for their daughters to play with, Barbie Dolls have shaped America’s young girls and women for decade. Barbie has an “I can do it all!” attitude, which inspiring to many young girls while growing up. Though there have been some changes...
likes, Barbie has the largest Facebook fan page of any doll
More than 1 billion fashions have been produced since 1959 for Barbie and friends
105 million yards of fabric have gone into making Barbie and friends’ fashions, making Mattel one the largest apparel manufacturers in the world
1 Barbie doll...
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...
Too bad it is not a plastic world.
Society emphases that woman need to look a certain way to be accepted. The poem, Barbie Doll, written by Marge Piercy tells the story of a young girl growing up through the adolescence stage characterized by appearances, and sometimes crude...
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...
Title: history of Barbie
Specific purpose: to inform my audience about the history of Barbie
Introduction: how many of you watch the Barbie story? Is there anyone left on the planet that doesn't know what a Barbie doll is? I knew that everybody know about the story of Barbie, but how many of you...
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...
How is Barbie influencing girls around the world? How many girls grown up playing with Barbie dolls? A lot. Statistics show that two Barbie's are sold every second somewhere in the world. In fact, the average American girl from ages 3 to 11 owns 10. Whenever I hear the song named “Barbie Girl” by Aqua...
Barbie gets hipper and hotter
Barbie gets hipper, trendier to beat competition
A new kind of Barbie doll has hit the stores, one with platform shoes, low-rise jeans, heavier makeup and an exposed navel. Called My Scene Barbie, the doll is Mattel’s attempt to stop girls from growing out of Barbie...
it all started when Ruth Handler noticed her daughter Barbara playing with paper dolls and imagining them in grown up roles. At the time, the dolls in the market were all baby dolls and the need for a doll role-model that would inspire little girls to think how they wanted to be when they grew...
Now a days, people are more concerned because of how they look, their image; especially women. This is due to the major influences that the media has over their visions. It is not only the media that is having this type of influence over women; also fashion dolls are having much of an influence...
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...
inform the audience about
March 27, 2014
A. She has had more than 80 careers in her lifetime, from a Rock Star to a paleontologist, to a Presidential candidate. Many of you in this room have probably either purchased or owned one…she is Barbie!!
B. With her good looks...
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...
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...
Barbie is an American made doll that captured the hearts of many young
girls across the United States. Is it really that strange that this fashion doll was
also under the influence of the Cold War, as well as so many other cultural items
indigenes to the United States? Barbie was marketed as a...
English 102 Sec 63
November 5, 2008
Barbie through the Years
There are plenty of critics that do not approve of Barbie and all that she stands for. They claim she promotes an unrealistic image of what a woman should be. This triggers young children to set this image as the...
In A Barbie World Life’s...
In order for a product to be recognised as a “Popular-Culture” they must have four distinguishing characteristics. They are; firstly: being associated with commercial products; second: developing from a local, to a national, to a global level; thirdly: allowing consumers...
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...
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...
Analyst observed that the Barbie, the main icon of American culture, reflected changes in American society. Analyze the changes in Barbie’s image over the years.
Barbie was considered an icon of American culture across the world and a representation...
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...
Barbie, Cosmopolitics, and everything in between that
Self-esteem is how someone feels about themselves and the pride they feel in their own self, you either have it or you don’t. Self-esteem is very important because feeling good about yourself directly affects the way you act. A person with...
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...
businesswoman, a member of a rock band, the first women in the moon and a Women's World Cup Soccer player. Who is this superstar? It's none other than Barbie doll; the doll who is only 50 years old and still looks like a teenager.
This story takes place in the 30’s. It’s a story that’s starts out sounding like...