My goodness she was hideous. Is that what white women looked more like then? Wasn’t she supposed to be a teen? I’m confused.
Why was Barbie so hideous back in 1959 and the 60s?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||July 22, 2021 9:50 PM|
Her in the 70s
|by Anonymous||reply 1||July 18, 2021 7:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||July 18, 2021 7:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||July 18, 2021 7:03 PM|
Boobs and eyeliner were *in*.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||July 18, 2021 7:04 PM|
1969 Barbie looks just like Christina Applegate circa early Kelly Bundy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||July 18, 2021 7:05 PM|
Barbie in 2015 looks better than 1959. Bitch had a lot of work done!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||July 18, 2021 7:09 PM|
You'd look bad too if you had no genitals.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||July 18, 2021 7:26 PM|
Makeup was different back then
|by Anonymous||reply 8||July 18, 2021 7:37 PM|
Uneeda's Katrina Lenk doll was the prettiest of the Barbie knock-offs.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||July 18, 2021 7:39 PM|
Better than 1939
|by Anonymous||reply 10||July 18, 2021 7:40 PM|
I think beauty standards for women changed dramatically
|by Anonymous||reply 11||July 18, 2021 7:42 PM|
Oh, puhleeze, r10. 1939 would be far more like....
|by Anonymous||reply 12||July 18, 2021 7:46 PM|
Early Barbie was like Mary Tyler Moore in early seasons. The heavy eyeliner.
Also, the early Barbies did not have "real" eyelashes, they used some kind of plastic protrusion to simulate eyelashes. Hence, the weird look.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||July 18, 2021 7:56 PM|
I really like that atomic fabric pattern on the Miss Suzette at r9.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||July 18, 2021 8:02 PM|
No, early (first) Barbie was like Lilli. Some 70's Barbies had an MTM or Marlo look.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||July 18, 2021 8:04 PM|
I am feeling deeply triggered by all these pageant Barbie doll images.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||July 18, 2021 8:05 PM|
Sometimes known as the Marlo Barbie...
|by Anonymous||reply 17||July 18, 2021 8:06 PM|
Today I learned…a lot of the time Barbie looked like a whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||July 18, 2021 9:44 PM|
We thought the pointier the tits the better.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||July 18, 2021 9:53 PM|
R18, well, she sort of WAS a whore. She was based on a German doll named Lilli, who was meant to be a prostitute. Lilli was given out as a gag gift at bachelor parties and, reputedly, by brothels as a souvenir. That's how Barbie came by her exaggerated curves and hard makeup.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||July 18, 2021 10:19 PM|
Her eyes in 1993 are disgustingly oversized. She looks like a Margaret Keane painting.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||July 18, 2021 10:23 PM|
She looks like a tart!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||July 18, 2021 10:27 PM|
1964 looks like she has fetal alcohol syndrome
|by Anonymous||reply 23||July 19, 2021 12:10 AM|
Don't they now have fat barbie and trans barbie? I think barbies days of looking good are over.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||July 19, 2021 12:19 AM|
Barbie was on LSD back in the 1960s. Now she is a coke whore with bad plastic surgery and fillers so she is getting a reality show to choke out Ken.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||July 19, 2021 12:36 AM|
[quote]Sometimes known as the Marlo Barbie..
I get pegged with that one on my birthday.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||July 19, 2021 1:11 AM|
Mamie Eisenhower was proud
|by Anonymous||reply 27||July 19, 2021 1:42 AM|
Barbie looked like a hard little streetwalker who'd cut a bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||July 19, 2021 6:28 AM|
No one cares about Barbie in the 1950s and 60s.
That's why this thread bombed.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||July 19, 2021 11:15 PM|
I have no interest in girls toys but genuinely find the evolution of the beauty standards quite interesting
|by Anonymous||reply 30||July 20, 2021 8:59 AM|
1959 Barbie was the most beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||July 20, 2021 9:18 AM|
All the current recent ones look like Real Housewives of Orange County, complete with face-puffing fillers. They're just missing the duck lips.
The original one looked like Debi Mazar. (Was she created in New York City by any chance?)
The current one looks like Tamra Judge.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||July 20, 2021 9:21 AM|
Wait until what they look like from 2022 to 2050, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 33||July 20, 2021 9:26 AM|
Barb really clung to pencil brows, blue shadow and a rose lip for a long time.
Imo from the pics above, 2008 is the only sexy one. 1977 looks the healthiest and cutest.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||July 20, 2021 10:56 AM|
Dovima - Famous 50’s model looked similar to 50’s Barbie.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||July 20, 2021 11:15 AM|
Dovima- Dorothy Virginia Margaret. Her real name. Ended up as a hostess in a pizzeria in Fort Lauderdale. She was fabulous and an Avedon favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||July 20, 2021 11:24 AM|
The only Barbie doll I ever had was a gift from a clueless relative. Back then I hated dolls and I hated dance, so why anyone thought to get me a Dance Workout Barbie is a mystery.
She came with a memorable VHS workout tape.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||July 20, 2021 12:28 PM|
Barbie has a new face every few years. Fake bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||July 20, 2021 1:07 PM|
Barbie is a sellout whore who lets cultural trends determine everything about her.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||July 20, 2021 1:11 PM|
Talk about a punchable face?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||July 20, 2021 1:11 PM|
R39 is right. She was all MAGA one minute then BLM the next when it became popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||July 20, 2021 1:16 PM|
Does her Vagina smell much ?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||July 20, 2021 1:20 PM|
Debi Mazar really looks like older model Barbie.
Madonna looks like…. A fucking monster.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||July 20, 2021 1:20 PM|
I had always heard that they were used for insertion
|by Anonymous||reply 44||July 20, 2021 1:34 PM|
Those stories are best left in the 60’s & 70’s
|by Anonymous||reply 45||July 20, 2021 1:41 PM|
What happened between 1967 and 1968? Barbie went from a demure pretty teenager to a used-up drug-addled slut.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||July 20, 2021 2:08 PM|
We don’t talk enough about LIFE IN THE DREAMHOUSE, and all the Intimate Rituals that Ken had going with the Jonas Brother-looking twink rival boy for Barbie’s love.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||July 20, 2021 2:34 PM|
R47 no. They wouldn’t
|by Anonymous||reply 48||July 20, 2021 3:29 PM|
R44 many years ago I went to a straight guy’s bachelor party. A stripper was hired for entertainment and during her act she started fucking herself with a Barbie doll. Then she took it out and kissed it and started licking it. The whole scene was revolting, and not just to me, but the groom and most other straight guys who were watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||July 20, 2021 3:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||July 20, 2021 3:46 PM|
Look at fashion magazines from the late 50s and early 60s. Barbie is made up just like the models.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||July 20, 2021 3:48 PM|
R29 The OP jr is a fat dumb ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||July 20, 2021 3:51 PM|
Funny you should say that, r14. 1994 Barbie looks just like JonBenet!
1985 Barbie looks like Tan Mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||July 20, 2021 3:58 PM|
This is who I think looks like Barbie: Debi Mazur—she’s a real close match.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||July 20, 2021 4:24 PM|
She had a way with elephants, r35...
|by Anonymous||reply 55||July 20, 2021 4:44 PM|
Lol R23: Wide-set eyes became a popular beauty standard after Jackie Kennedy became First Lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||July 20, 2021 6:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 57||July 20, 2021 6:26 PM|
R56 but aren’t you either born with them or not?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||July 20, 2021 6:26 PM|
Barbie was NOT hideous. However, Midge WAS plain.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||July 20, 2021 6:31 PM|
Midge was so boring she was dropped as Barbies friend. In 1968 Barbie had two new friends, fellow blonde Stacy, and Christie, the first black Barbie doll (different from Black Barbie, introduced in 1980).
|by Anonymous||reply 60||July 20, 2021 6:35 PM|
They eventually did bring back Midge, r60. She married Alan and became Midge Hadley Sherwood. Lucky girl, considering how plain she was. When she was re-introduced, she'd obviously had work done. I'm convinced that Chatty Cathy grew up to be Midge.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||July 20, 2021 6:44 PM|
[quote]Lucky girl, considering how plain she was.
She's a good cook and does anal.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||July 20, 2021 6:46 PM|
Don't ask me, I'm just a girl
|by Anonymous||reply 63||July 20, 2021 6:50 PM|
Don't tell me the bitch didn't have a ton of work done...
|by Anonymous||reply 64||July 20, 2021 6:53 PM|
She married Allan, Ken’s “Buddy”?
Oh, honey, Allan and Ken were doing a lot more than wrestling at those sleepovers, Midge. He didn’t marry your ugly ass because he loved you, you’re his beard, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||July 20, 2021 7:05 PM|
Another of Allan
|by Anonymous||reply 66||July 20, 2021 7:07 PM|
I disagree. 1959 Barbie looks fierce, chic, and sharp. The modern cow faced barbies all resemble idiot mall rats.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||July 20, 2021 7:12 PM|
I think she's incredible.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||July 20, 2021 7:17 PM|
n 1991, Midge married her boyfriend, Alan Sherwood, who was introduced in 1964 to be a friend of Ken. In 2003, Midge and Alan were shown with a little boy named Ryan. It was not confirmed his age, but if you compare his height to Chelsea Kelly Roberts then he looks about three or four years old.
Midge also got pregnant with another baby named Nikki. On Nikki's first birthday, she recieved a dog, which was left unnamed. In shown in the photo album that came with the basic Midge doll, one of photos shows a third child, still a baby. The baby's name turned out to be Cassandra.
In 2013, Midge moved to California. She made no mention of Alan or her children, so it is assumed that they were discontinued completely as parents complained, stating that Midge was too young to be a mother. In Everything Barbie Wiki, we are going to say that they broke up and Alan is caring for the children.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||July 20, 2021 7:29 PM|
‘79 Barbie was starting to look like Tan Mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||July 20, 2021 7:40 PM|
R69 Midge must have been a complete mess to lose custody of her kids. Either drugs, mental illness or both.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||July 20, 2021 7:42 PM|
I think it comes down to her friendship with Barbie, r71. I call it the Barbie-Midge Complex. The perfect over-achieving teenage fashion model type is going to choose the plain girl as best friend to eliminate any competition. It was rumored that Barbie implored Mattel to also make her fat. Not wanting to add the expense of a completely separate wardrobe for Midge, Mattel said no. Still, with her plain Jane looks, Midge was always going to have self esteem issues, even dolled up in Barbie's glamorous hand me downs.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||July 20, 2021 8:00 PM|
R71 sounds more like she abandoned her family to relive her youth. There was no custody battle. She wants nothing to do with them
|by Anonymous||reply 73||July 20, 2021 8:16 PM|
Midge literally had plastic surgery...
|by Anonymous||reply 74||July 20, 2021 8:22 PM|
In the '60s, Barbie was blond but looked like she she had East Asian eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||July 20, 2021 8:40 PM|
R55) Dovima was all kinds of fabulousness. She needs her own thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||July 20, 2021 9:09 PM|
Hey wait a second. Am I on a gay site?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||July 20, 2021 9:13 PM|
I had to buy a birthday present for a little girl who liked Barbies, a couple of years back, and I selected a 'Sweet Talking Ken'.
"Sweet Talking Ken™ Doll Ken® is Barbie® doll's ultimate boyfriend for every occasion. Why?
Because the Ken® doll says whatever you want him to say (you talk, he records up to 5 seconds of sound, and plays back).
Just press the button on Ken® doll's chest to record your voice (a microphone is built into his chest) and then by pressing 3 different buttons on Ken® doll's lower back you can play back in a high, normal or low pitch. Sweet!"
Well, you can imagine how much fun we had with that before I gift wrapped it. Sweet Talking Ken ended up quite the potty mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||July 20, 2021 9:34 PM|
I still have all my dolls. Ken and Alan are in great shape. Barbie is depressed. Skipper is annoying, Francie is introverted, Midge is kooky, Scooter is mute, Ricky is stoned.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||July 20, 2021 11:39 PM|
I notice you didn't mention Julia.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||July 21, 2021 12:00 AM|
I mean Ken didn’t have any Genitalia! So why would Barbie look good? She couldn’t get any and tell G.I. Joe showed up
|by Anonymous||reply 81||July 21, 2021 12:10 AM|
R35, I thought Barbie looked more like Jean Patchett.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||July 21, 2021 12:16 AM|
6 terrific teen-age tunes
|by Anonymous||reply 83||July 21, 2021 12:34 AM|
Y'all forgot about Growing Up Skipper!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||July 21, 2021 1:26 AM|
Skipper was Barbies sister. Not her friend. Barbie probably just ignored her
|by Anonymous||reply 85||July 21, 2021 1:28 AM|
And then Tutti came along and ruined everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||July 21, 2021 2:13 AM|
Come to think of it, yes, Barbs did seem to have an Arlene Dahl or Jayne Meadows aspirational aura about her in her early days.
Did they ever make a “Barbra Streisand” Barbie? One with only one allowed left photograph-able side?! ;)
|by Anonymous||reply 87||July 21, 2021 2:20 AM|
Idk but Britney had her own Barbie
|by Anonymous||reply 88||July 21, 2021 2:30 AM|
You bitches asked for it...
|by Anonymous||reply 89||July 21, 2021 2:33 AM|
R87, there is a Streisand Barbie: She's dressed in Barb's late 60's gear:
|by Anonymous||reply 90||July 21, 2021 1:29 PM|
Barbie had resting bitch face until 1966
|by Anonymous||reply 91||July 21, 2021 3:25 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||July 21, 2021 3:29 PM|
R13- Mary looked SO pretty and youthful the first two seasons of MTM. After that she looked older and not as pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||July 21, 2021 3:43 PM|
Barbie famously called Midge a “Homely Kunt”
|by Anonymous||reply 94||July 21, 2021 3:44 PM|
It’s the 21st century BITCHES- Mattel is completely my out with a TRANS Barbie .
|by Anonymous||reply 95||July 21, 2021 3:45 PM|
You think Barbie was hideous, get a load of 1976 Marie Osmond.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||July 21, 2021 3:47 PM|
R95 she’s never called me that!
|by Anonymous||reply 97||July 21, 2021 3:49 PM|
Barbie was getting all she could handle on the side from Tyson.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||July 21, 2021 4:33 PM|
The original Barbie resembled DL fave Dolores Gray.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||July 21, 2021 4:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 100||July 21, 2021 4:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||July 21, 2021 4:38 PM|
I LOVED blonde Nazi Barbie from 1959. My sisters somehow had an original in her striped black-and-white bathing suit, with her vaguely menacing eyes staring through you like the eyes of a tiny weasel.
But my personal favorite was the brunette Jackie-inspired Barbie from 1961, with her bubble-cut (meaning bouffant, of course) modernity.
Here she is, trying to look away from the horror of seeing Lyndon Johnson complete the crime by forcing her to witness his inauguration on the coffin plane.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||July 21, 2021 4:42 PM|
Barbie from the 1950's-1970's looked amazing. It's the 1980's when her looks started to go downhill. Just like Mickey and Minnie Mouse both looked better in the 1920's than they do today.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||July 21, 2021 5:01 PM|
My friend was an ER nurse and she said it would blow your mind if you knew how many of these we have to extricate from men & women!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 104||July 21, 2021 5:02 PM|
Do you know who did the original Barbie in? Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! She'd take your old one and melt it down with a maniacal grin on her face.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||July 22, 2021 2:47 AM|
R96, that was Marie Osmond’s original face.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||July 22, 2021 3:17 AM|
I must have them ALL!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||July 22, 2021 9:50 PM|