Annie, Annie, Annie! Oy! Oy! Oy!

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O.L.D. No. 20 has had a slight delay in production. I tend to get carried away with the outfits I make, and this girl is no exception. Therefore, there’s a gap between No. 19, Piper and No. 20, whose name happens to be Annie.

Sometimes a doll’s outfit is influenced by her name and Annie is no exception. But, which one? I can think of several famous Annie’s. Is it one of these three?

LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE

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The era’s about right for composition dolls: the 1930’s.

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In one of my favorite movies, “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie finally gets his Orphan Annie decoder ring and the eagerly awaited secret message is, “Be sure to drink your Ovaltine.” ‘member that?

Annie7This girl is an orphan! I’m partial to orphans, since most of my dolls happen to be orphans too.

Little Orphan Annie is a popular enough character to have made it both onto the stage and film, let alone comic strips and radio. That might make her more appealing to the adopting public out there.

And her clothing! She has that cute red dress, as well as other charming clothes that are a mix of prints. It’s no secret that I love clothes of that decade. Maybe it’s Little Orphan Annie!

ANNIE OAKLEY

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The role of Annie Oakley in “Annie Get Your Gun” helped propel Ethel Merman’s career and contained the song, “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Ethel’s signature song.

Could it be Annie Oakley? Not the usual kind of style I work with. Attractive in a masculine sort of way, and a fascinating woman to boot (see what I did there? Boots? Cowgirls? Comedy GOLD!).

And she’s a real person! Also portrayed on stage and on film. Maybe it’s Annie Oakley!

And lastly, well, we ALL know I’m partial to THIS particular character…

ANNIE WILKES

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Annie Wilkes from Stephen King’s “Misery”!

Annie2Annie3aShe, um, has a unique style all her own. Why, I’ve always been partial to jumpers!

And she could come with LOTS of accessories! Let’s see, a knife, a sledge hammer, some matches, lighter fluid, a heavy old typewriter…

Or maybe it’s none of these! Time will tell. Our Annie goes up for adoption on Sunday November 2nd at 6:33 Iowa (Central) time.

In the meantime, you’re my favorite!

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2 Commentsto Annie, Annie, Annie! Oy! Oy! Oy!

  1. Sue Ann Blott says:

    Greetings Ruth! WOW, what a tease you created for the upcoming OLD No 20 ANNIE! The suspense is killing me (funny I forgot the Annie Wilks,; as she did a scary (great) job in the movies! Hurry Sunday! Take care & HAPPY HAUNTING! Doll Hugs, Sue Ann