March 09, 2006


In 1959 Barbie was launched at the American Toy Fair. Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler believed that the doll could help girls build self-esteem. The doll was modeled on a German doll named Lilli who was a street-walker.

Some Barbie fun facts can be found here

Posted by Pete at March 9, 2006 09:11 AM | TrackBack

Street walking builds self-esteem?

Makes sense. How often do you see a shy hooker? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 9, 2006 07:26 PM

I have seen some that I wish were shy...

Posted by: Pete at March 10, 2006 01:07 PM