You know those pricey American Girl dolls, where each doll has a name and story from a different part of American history--World War II, pioneer days, whatever?
Well, check it out: My friend Judy points out that they now have two 1970s dolls -- Julie and Ivy. Says their Web site: "From saving endangered eagles to celebrating the Bicentennial— it’s all in Julie’s six-book series."
Oh yeah, I can remember those sun-soaked 1970s days, saving endangered eagles. And I can't for the life of me remember what 8-year-old me did to celebrate the Bicentennial, except we were all kind of fascinated with the new quarters.
I have to say, Julie's 1970s clothes are somewhat realistic, which makes them pretty darn awful.
But check out Julie's Christmas gift -- a Barbie styling head. Sweet! And Seventies-appropriate!
Speaking of Seventies nostalgia, in my prom post, a reader directed me to another prom catalog, which offers a 1970s-theme prom kit. Oh yeah, all the glamour and elegance of disco. Any prom committee choosing this theme needs to be shut in a room and made to watch "Welcome Back Kotter" over and over again.
That catalog also has 1950s and 1960s themes. Someone please wake me when they create a 1980s theme. Everyone can wear hoop skirts and crinolines, with skinny ties for the boys, and we will dance to Prince. Then my prom life will have come full circle.