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...
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 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...
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...
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
creation of a worldwide icon is bound to be a controversial issue. Ruth Handler created the Barbie Doll in 1959 for her daughter, Barbara, to play with, and it spun into huge proportions. Handler's action of creating Barbie has influenced the way girl's play and children's perceptions of womanhood and femininity...
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...
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...
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...
BADM 372: Advertising
Case 2: Barbie vs. Bratz
1. Provide an analysis of the Mattel Barbie brand. What factors shape perceptions of the brand in the eyes of parents and young girls? Barbie was billed as “a shapely teenage fashion model,” and made her first appearance at the American Toy Fair in New...
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...
I. She is one of the hottest selling toys in the world. Both adults and children collect her in record numbers, and she has had more that 80 careers since her invention, including a paleontologist, rock star, and even a presidential candidate. Her name is Barbie.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Elliot Handler and her name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. Barbie is one of the most influential icons in society and has left numerous children, particularly girls, with a false idea of how they should appear to society and enforces gender roles and negative stereotypes.
Barbie was created by Ruth Handler...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Some could say that Nicki Minaj and the famous American doll: Barbie, are both fake and plastic. The truth is that Nicki Minaj is a human, while Barbie is a toy doll that little girls play with when they are younger. Ultimately, in some cases it is what they want to be when they are older. In some peoples...
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.
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...
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...
to this assignment.
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...