Fall 2012 Letters to the Editor


Dear Ms. Buese,

I received the Fall 2012 Issue of Doll News this past Wednesday and reveled with delight.  I  witnessed for the first time since my MAL UFDC membership a gorgeous African American fashion doll gracing the cover.  I was thoroughly impressed by this issue because the cover not only contains the Deva Doll Malaika, but there are a total of four separate articles/features on black dolls as well as a black paper doll by Peggy Jo Rosamond!  As a black-doll enthusiast, I was and still am in reader heaven.

Please share my appreciation for a job well doll with author, Ian Price.  I thoroughly enjoyed the “Black in Fashion” article as well as his interview with curator, artist, and educator Nashormeh Lindo.

It was a delight to see some of the dolls from the special exhibit “A Stitch In Time Folk Art Black Cloth Dolls” curated by fellow black-doll enthusiast, Joyce Stamps and members of the Black Gold Doll Club of New England.  Coverage of “A Doll Jambalaya,” the special exhibit by Cynthia Orgeron and Northshore Doll Club was a special treat.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful issue.  I hope members/subscribers will see future issues  that are as inclusive of black dolls as this issue, which I now consider a priceless collector’s item.

In my lifetime,

Debbie Behan Garrett

Black-doll enthusiast, author, and historian

Author of:

The Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls

Black Dolls, a Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion

The Doll Blogs:  When Dolls Speak, I Listen

Dear Denise, We just received our issues of Doll News and we were so happy to see the article you wrote on our club’s 75th Anniversary Gala. It is a beautiful spread and you did a terrific job in covering the event. It was also a pleasure meeting you and we send our very best wishes to you as you continue your work as Editor of Doll News. All the best, Angela and Don Brunjes