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Gag gift to child’s play In German bars during the 1950s, miniature sex dolls were sold as gag gifts. This doll was the Bild Lilli, based on cartoonist Reinhard Beuthien’s lippy and lubricious character Lilli from the German tabloid Bild-Zeitung. Lilli was the social haplotype of Hollywood sirens like Marlene Dietritch and Carole Lombard: bold, friendly, […]
21 Feb 2015
Mattel Toys, maker of Barbie, has always sold dreams to little girls. ‘The possibilities are endless when you experience the world with Barbie,’ declares her Twitter profile. This time though, the ‘big dreams are not sold separately!’ The latest edition of Barbie dolls, instead, has a new dream career – entrepreneurship! The company hopes that […]
25 Jun 2014