I found this poor 15" Revlon doll and HAD TO RESCUE HER!!!! She was filthy and dressed in a tattered lace sleeve safety pinned around her neck. I cleaned her up and cut OFF all of that hair.
She had a busted leg (which explains the hunch) so I popped it back into socket.
She got a new wig and fresh lipstick and polish!!
I already had this hat that I made last year; I washed the lace sleeve then made it into a dress.
Ideal's Revlon dolls were introduced in
late 1955 or 1956. Although usually referred to as "Miss Revlon" by
collectors, it is important to note that the company always promoted
the doll as simply "Ideal's Revlon Doll." Perhaps the misnomer came
about later after the introduction of Little Miss Revlon in
1958. In any case, the Revlon dolls were beautifully made and
are highly sought after by collectors today.
The Revlon dolls were available in 15", 18", 20", 22.5" and an extremely rare 25" size. All sizes of Revlon
dolls are made of
high quality rigid vinyl with softer vinyl heads. They are most commonly
jointed at neck, shoulders, waist and hips (see variations below).
The dolls have good quality rooted hair in shades of platinum
blonde, dark golden blonde, auburn and dark brunette. The golden
blonde and auburn are by far the most common colors, and the dark
brunette the rarest. The hair is styled into a mass of curls held
back with pins and hairnet, or in a ponytail style, with bangs.
The 15" dolls, and a few of the larger dolls, have gold elastic headbands. They have blue sleep eyes (or rarely green) with brush
lashes beneath the eyes, and feathered brows. The least expensive
dolls did not have pierced ears, but most did. All the dolls have red
lips, finger and toenails. courtesy: Ideal Toy Co