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Barbara Stanwyck “The Woman in Red” Paper Doll

December 9, 2010

Barbara Stanwyck is one of the screen’s most versatile beauties. Her charm and talent, immediately recognized, has gained for her a large following. Here, we see Miss Stanwyck with a complete wardrobe she wears in “The Woman in Red,” a Warner Brothers-First National picture which deals with Chicago’s gold coast. “The Secret Bride” and “A Lost Lady” were other recent pictures in which she was featured.

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3. A beach costume of heavenly blue with darker blue cord at neck and girdle.

1. Formal dinner dress of gold lame with frills of gold satin across the shoulders, down the sleeves and forming the uneven motif at the bottom and train.

2. Spring print afternoon frock, fresh as a flower, with jade green pattern on beige background. The frills are of solid green chiffon and belt of jade green velvet has ornamental buckle.

4. Street ensemble of English tweed in shades of brown and tan, brown caracul trimming, with muff purse and toque to match, and brown crystal bracelet as an accessory.

5. Informal evening frock of white crepe without which no woman’s wardrobe is complete. The skirt is long and graceful, bodice beauty depending on a simple drape from shoulder to waistline accentuated with shirrings.

6. Luminous rose negligee for informal hours at home. Smart, high collar with frog fastenings down the front and all the insouciance of a Russian officer’s tunic.

7. White gabardine riding breeches with black cloth coat and vest, derby hat and imported patent leather boots. An overnight bag. party bag and monogram kerchief complete the dainty details of Milady’s wardrobe.

Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Texas) May 5, 1935

At The Theaters


“The Woman in Red,” Barbara Stanwyck’s latest starring vehicle for First National Pictures, shows Wednesday only at the Capitol, Brownsville. The picture is based on Wallace Irwin’s popular novel “North Shore” which is a glamorous romance with intensely dramatic scenes and replete with thrills.

The story deals with the romance of a young aristocratic Kentucky girl, portrayed by Miss Stanwyck who through family financial reverses, becomes a professional rider at society horse shows. She meets Gene Raymond in the role of a scion of a blue blooded Long Island family, also impoverished. It is love at first sight with both of them. But Miss Stanwyck’s employer, a part played by Genevieve Tobin, is herself madly in love with Raymond, and vows to break up the match between Miss Stanwyck and Raymond.

Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Texas) Feb 19, 1935

Brownsville Herald (Brownsville, Texas) Feb, 20, 1935

Here is the movie trailer for The Woman in Red:

Moberly Monitor-Index (Moberly, Missouri) Mar 30, 1935


This is the last “movie star” paper doll from the series that I could find.

Previous “movie stars” can be found at the links below:

Jean Harlow “Reckless” Paper Doll

Maureen O’Sullivan “West Point of the Air” Paper Doll

Marlene Dietrich “The Devil is a Woman” Paper Doll

Helen Hayes “Vanessa, Her Love Story” Paper Doll

Jeanette MacDonald “Naughty Marietta” Paper Doll


For other paper dolls, such as, Etta Kett and Boots, just search the blog for “paper doll.”

A Farmer’s Wife I’ll Be

December 9, 2010


Image from lisby1 on flickr

A Farmer’s Wife I’ll Be.

I’m a wild and laughing girl, just turned sweet sixteen,
As full of mischief and of fun as ever you have seen;
And when I am a woman grown, no city beaux for me —
If e’er I marry in my life, a farmer’s wife I’ll be.

I love a country life, I love the joyous breeze,
I love to hear the singing birds along the lofty trees;
The lowing herds and bleating flocks make music sweet for me —
If e’er I marry in my life, a farmer’s wife I’ll be.

I love to feed the chickens, and I love to milk the cow,
I love to hear the farmer’s boy a whistling at his plow;
And fields of corn and waving grain are pleasant sights for me —
If e’er I marry in my life a farmer’s wife I’ll be.

I love to see the orchards where the golden apples grow,
I love to walk in meadows where the bright streamlets flow
And flowery banks and shady woods have many charms for me —
If e’er I marry in my life, a farmer’s wife I’ll be.

Let other girls who love it best enjoy the gloomy town,
Mid dusty walls and dusty streets, to ramble up and down;
But flowery fields and shady woods, and sunny skies for me —
If e’er I marry in my life, a farmer’s wife I’ll be.

Watertown Chronicle (Watertown, Wisconsin) Dec 20, 1854