Posts Tagged ‘Etta Kett’

Etta Kett – Final Fashions for Your Paper Doll Cut-Outs

August 24, 2010

Was the editor of The Vidette Messenger surprised!

He hoped you young readers would like the Etta Kett cutout doll printed recently, but, goodness! he certainly didn’t expect to receive so many enthusiastic letters from so many of you asking that another Etta Kett doll with costumes be printed.

So, he’s happy to print another Etta Kett doll for you today with four new costumes, three of which are removable.

Just look at those pretty things to wear — that clever bathing suit, those darling pajamas, the little suit of shorts and shirt and that perfectly beautiful gown with handsome sash.

The editor hopes you like this Etta Kett cut-out as well as the other doll.

The Vidette Messenger (Valparaiso, Indiana) Jan 27, 1936

WELL, WELL, WELL! Here is Etta Kett that popular comic strip heroine, again. And she is presenting some of the new items in her spring wardrobe.

Paste the entire picture on this cardboard and then cut out the dresses and try them on Etta.

The editor of the Globe-Gazette has another Etta cut-out paper doll which he may publish if you write him and ask him to.

Mason City Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Mar 25, 1936

By 1937, the Etta Kett paper doll cut-out craze seems to be winding down. They are just running outfits, without the addition of the  updated Etta Kett dolls.

And one more:

And then, from the Mason City Globe of Apr 22, 1937,  their final Etta Kett cut-out doll:

Dee-Vine and Jaunty Togs and Frocks: More Etta Kett Paper Dolls

May 16, 2010

Etta Kett Paper Doll - 1933

Etta Kett, Our New Paper Doll Visits You

This smart young lady is Etta Kett, Paul Robinson, who draws the famous comic strip in the newspapers, has given us Etta Kett in paper doll form. She is coming to visit you girls in your own home and bringing with her some of her prettiest clothes. Etta is called the best dressed girl in the newspapers.

As soon as Etta arrives cut her carefully from the square in which she is enclosed, taking care not to cut the dresses, pasted on a piece of cardboard, then cut out. Fold back on dotted line and she will stand up. When cutting out her dresses be sure to leave the little tabs with the dotted lines and fold back on the edge of the garment. These tabs will hold the dress on.

You will enjoy dressing Etta much more if you color the frocks and hats with crayon or water colors. In using the latter, care must be taken not to mix too much water or the dress will be so wet it will tear. You might color the sports dress at the left a bright blue with dark blue tie and white cuffs and the belt left black for patent leather. The jumper would be pretty brown with bright colors in the plaid jacket lining and tie. Color hats to match. A bit of gold or silver paint for belt buckles will set off the dresses. If you wish to touch Etta’s cheeks and lips with a bit of color be careful not to get on too much make-up. Evidently she is a brunette. You will notice that Etta has with her today only sports and day dresses but others will come next week.

Lewiston Evening Journal – Apr 8, 1933

Etta Kett Play Fashions - 1933


Etta Kett Shows New Togs - 1935


Easter Isn’t Far Away — and Here’s an Etta Kett Cut-Out Doll With a Tailored Outfit and New Sports Costumes

EDITOR’S NOTE — So many youthful Globe-Gazette readers wrote to the managing editor asking for more Etta Kett dolls he felt it his duty to publish another one today and hopes you like it.

Just as he promised some time ago the editor of the Globe-Gazette today publishes another Etta Kett cut-out paper doll — with several jaunty new costumes. Etta is shown wearing her latest bathing suit, a trick little affair with a cute anchor right over her heart to prove that Etta loves the sea. In upper left you’ll find a sweater which Etta dons over her bathing outfit when the beach breezes become a trifle chilly. In lower left is a tailored suit with tight-fitting jacket and lengthy herringbone skirt. That’s quite a swagger coat too. In upper right is some of Etta’s new millinery — the hat with front bow will look well with the tailored outfit and the little tam is for beach wear or with the riding habit. In lower right is the riding habit — the very latest word in this type of toggery. Now, if you are all good children, perhaps, within a few days, the editor will print another charming Etta Kett cut-out paper doll.

Mason City Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Mar 26, 1935

Etta Kett - Another Clever Cut-Out - 1936

Here’s New Etta Kett Doll

Get Scissors and Paste! Another Clever Cut Out — Just for You!

JUST AS HE PROMISED he would the editor of the Globe-Gazette today publishes another Etta Kett cut-out paper doll, featuring the famous comic strip heroine and some of her new togs for spring.

Don’t you imagine Etta will look lovely in them? Especially that pretty party frock!

Well, here’s how you can find out. Paste the entire picture on this cardboard. Then cut the dresses and hat and try them on her.

Mason City Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Mar 26, 1936


Previous Etta Kett Posts:

Paul Robinson: Comic Strip Creator

Swanky, Dandy, Trick and Chic: Etta Kett Paper Dolls are All the Rage

Paul Robinson – Comic Strip Creator

March 2, 2010

Examples of his work can be found at

Here is one from 1942 with a wartime theme, of which there are several:

Swanky, Dandy, Trick and Chic: Etta Kett Paper Dolls are All the Rage

March 2, 2010

Etta Kett Paper Doll

Etta Kett Gets New Easter Clothes

Here is Etta Kett, our Paul Robinson cut-out paper doll and some of her new Easter clothes. When Etta joins the Easter parade she may have her choice of the cape dress with its fur collar in the left corner, or the dress at the right with the smart little jacket and fur scarf. This dress, you will see, has two jackets.

Lewiston Evening Journal – Apr 15, 1933

More Etta Kett

Another Etta Kett Cut-Out Doll

Famous Comic Strip Heroine Appears Again With Two Lovely New Costumes

Etta Kett cut-out paper dolls have proven such tremendous favorites with young readers of The Gazette that Paul Robinson, artist who draws the popular “Etta Kett” strip has decided to do another for you young readers.
Above is Etta in her very latest bathing suit, together with an up-to-the-minute stylish evening gown and also a gown and cape ensemble.

Berkeley Daily Gazette – Jun 1, 1935



If You Like This Doll Write to the Editor of The Gazette — He May Publish Another

CHILDREN — Isn’t this a dandy surprise for you?

Here’s a gift for you from Etta Kett, the sprightly young lady who amuses you and your parents every day in The Berkeley Gazette.

All you need do is cut out this Etta Kett doll and her two costumes, place the costumes on the figure of Etta (bending the dotted flaps back) and, there you are — a dandy paper doll to add to your toys.

Etta is here with three costumes that are right up to the minute in style. She’s wearing a chic bathing suit that’s the rage at southern beaches. Then there’s a very handsome ski suit for winter sports wear. And isn’t that a pretty dress for Etta to wear at parties?

Berkeley Daily Gazette – Oct 9, 1935


Demand of Fall Sports and Parties Adds to Famous Comic Character’s Wardrobe — Do You Like Her New Togs?

Isn’t Etta Kett the cutest thing in her trick little sports outfit? The tiny suspenders look so well with the polka dotted shirt that every grown-up little girl would love to have one of these outfits.

Mr. Paul Robinson, the Etta Kett artist, has also furnished Etta with a pull-over sweater to wear with this outfit — as you can see by looking in the upper left-hand corner.

Below it is a clever pajama set.

At right is a swanky, long-skirted party dress with coat (above it) to match.

Berkeley Daily Gazette – Oct 28, 1935


Etta Kett” paper dolls were created by Paul Robinson.