Dolls used in advertising are on display at the McCurdy Doll Museum during the rest of May - dolls that represent products of corporate America. There's the Campbell Soup Kids, logo of the Campbell Soup Co. for 50 years; the Pillsbury Doughboy, celebrating his 25th year, and the Buster Brown doll from the '20s, used to sell children's shoes.
Advertising dolls from the private collections of Bilie Loader, Konda Lee and Meriam Beard are being shown, along with the museum's collection. These include dolls from Avon, Hallmark, Burger King, Planters Peanuts, McDonalds, Baby Ruth candy, Quaker Oats, Kellogg's cereals, Gerber baby food and many more products.At 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, a Campbell's Soup luncheon and storytelling session will feature the dolls and their products. For reservations, call the museum from 1 to 5 p.m. at 377-9935. Admission is $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children, with free Buster Brown paper dolls as favors.
Upcoming attractions at the museum include a Faerie Festival in June, with a class in making miniature Faerie furniture on June 1 at 10 a.m. Monroe Paxman will conduct the class, with a fee of $5. Early reservations are advised.
The semi-annual doll show and sale sponsored by the museum will take place June 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum, at 246 N. 100 East in Provo, will feature "Paper Dolls - Past and Present," in July and August. On Aug. 3, Linda Peck and Marilyn Gandre, national paper doll artists from Salt Lake City, will give a program on their fast-growing, award-winning paper doll business, "Once Upon a Time."