Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll had bendable legs and a glamorous new hair style.  Her official name was Bendable Leg Barbie when she was sold by Mattel, but collectors have long since named her "American Girl."

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll Details


Model #:
1070

Issue Date: 
1965 and 1966

Box Date: 
1964

Hair Colors: 
Blonde  - Light, Ash and Yellow
Red / Titian 
Brunette


Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll NRFB

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll

Face: 
Blue eyes, brown eyebrows, yellow, orange or raspberry lips.

A variety of lip and brow colors were made.

The later dolls from 1966 had heavier and brighter makeup - often referred to as "high color."

Markings on head rim: 
Copyr. © 1958 Mattel Inc.

Body Markings: 
©1958
Mattel, Inc. 
U.S. Patented 
U.S. Pat.Pend 
Made In Japan

The markings were presented in three different ways.  The first dolls from 1965 had everything indented.  In 1966 the "Made in Japan" was raised.  The later 1966 dolls were all raised.  An identifiable way to tell where in the cycle your doll was made.

Clothing: 

Vintage American Girl Barbie Swimsuit & Shoes

One-piece Striped Swimsuit with Turquoise Bottom
Turquoise Open Toe Heels 

Stand: 

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll Gold Stand

Gold
Wire
Stand

Box:

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll Box

This box only
(no doll, nothing else)
sold for $200 in May 2014.

The American Girl Barbie doll had three different hair styles...

A chin length bob with a
middle part.  The hair
was coarse.

Short Hair American GirlShort Hair

A longer bob with a
silkier, softer texture
and middle part.

Long Hair American GirlLong Hair

A longer bob with a
left part and turquoise
hair ribbon band.

Side Part American GirlSide Part

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Side-part Bubblecut Barbie with American Girl Face

Some transitional side-part
Bubblecut Barbie Dolls
have the American Girl
head and markings.

The American Girl Body
was also used on
Vintage Bendable Leg Midge
(1965).

There was also:
Bendable Leg Skipper,
Ken and Allan.

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll in Booklet

There was only one Barbie Booklet that pictured the American Girl.  The one shown here is dated 1965.  There were four different versions.  See where it says Book 1 in the lower right?  There are also books 2, 3 and 4.

Vintage American Girl Barbie Doll Booklet

American Girl Reproductions 

1996
Poodle Parade
Vintage Barbie Reproduction

1996 Poodle Parade Vintage Barbie Reproduction

1997
Fashion Luncheon Vintage Barbie Reproduction

1997 Fashion Luncheon Vintage Barbie Reproduction

2002
Gold 'N Glamour
Vintage Barbie
Reproduction
 

2007
Evening Gala
Vintage Barbie Reproduction

2007 Evening Gala Vintage Barbie Reproduction

2007
Sleepytime Gal
Vintage Barbie
Reproduction

2007 Sleepytime Gal Vintage Barbie Reproduction

2008
Campus Sweetheart
Vintage Barbie
Reproduction

2008 Campus Sweetheart Vintage Barbie Reproduction

2010
Barbie Pan Am
Stewardess
Reproduction

2010
My Favorite Barbie
American Girl
Reproduction


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