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- A Place & Date Depicted Rosanna, Australia
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Digital Photograph - Girl with 'Gerry Gee' Doll, Rosanna, 1967 Reg. No: MM 110446
- Description Of Content:
- Girl with ribbon in her hair, playing with her 'Gerry Gee' doll on her lap.
This is a photograph of Debra Sheldon and her 'Gerry Gee' doll, 1967. The 'Gerry Gee' doll had a lever in its back and its mouth would open. You would talk and fit your words to the movements of its mouth, like a ventriloquist. 'Gerry Gee' was based on ventriloquist's dolls, especially the popular performer Ron Blaskett in the 1950s and 1960s. It was a very a popular and expensive doll at the time, and now a collector's item. But her mother Gloria remembers that Debra didn't play with it much.
- Acquisition Information:
- Copied from Mrs Gloria Sheldon, 2006
- Contributed by Gloria M. Sheldon
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||GAMES & TOYS|
|Inscriptions:||Debra Sheldon 33 Greensborough Road Rosanna 1967|
|People Depicted:||Sheldon, Debra|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Rosanna, Victoria, Australia, 1967|
|Photographer:||Mr Arthur Sheldon|