The Campbell Soup Kids, the Pillsbury Doughboy and other "advertising dolls" are currently on display at the McCurdy Doll Museum, 246 N. 100 East.
The exhibit, which runs through the end of May, features interesting dolls from corporate America. One of the earliest dolls displayed is a 1920s "Buster Brown," which was used to sell children's shoes.Advertising dolls from the private collections of Billie Loader, Konda Lee and Meriam Beard are on display along with the museum's collection. These include dolls from Avon, Hallmark, Burger King, Planters Peanuts, McDonalds, Baby Ruth, Quaker Oats, Kellogg's, Gerber Baby Food and many more national products.
A luncheon and story-telling featuring the products of the dolls is scheduled for 1 p.m Saturday, May 25. Reservations should be made by calling the museum, 377-9935, between 1 and 5 p.m. Admission is $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children. A Buster Brown paper doll will be given free to those attending.
Coming attractions at the museum include a Faerie Festival in June, with classes in making miniature Faerie furniture at 10 a.m. June 1. Monroe Paxman will conduct the class and there will be a charge of $5. Space is limited and reservations should be made early.
The Big Semi-Annual Doll Show and Sale, sponsored by the McCurdy Doll Club of Utah, will be held at the museum on June 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A popular event that doubles as a prelude to the Fourth of July Freedom Festival, the show-sale attracts dealers and buyers from all over the West. Tables may be reserved by calling the museum for information.