I wonder if inventor Ruth Handler had any idea of the phenomenon she created on March 9, 1959, when her newly designed teenage doll was introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York. I doubt it. – Tamra Bolton in Parade
Go visit, they’ve got a great slideshow – Barbie has been there, done that.
Ruth and Elliott Handler with Barbie at her debut in 1959.
She’s done some wonderful work but the best bit in her career is in National Treasure: “Did bigfoot take it?” Absolutely cracks me up.
She has such a fantastic smile.