Kewpie dolls

Best known as the creator of the Kewpie doll and Kewpie illustrations, Rose O'Neill was one of America's leading commercial illustrators of her time.

Her work appeared in many publications such as Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. In the 1920's, her more serious works of art could be found in New York and Paris art galleries.

However, it was the Kewpie character that caught the hearts ofpeople all over the world. First produced as dolls in Germany(1913), their popularity soon grew to the point that many factories were working around the clock to meet the demand. Between 1912 and.1920, Kewpies could be found everywhere. Millions of Kewpies were sold and could be found associated with cups, greeting cards,story books, clocks, anything and everything.

They even appeared on a box of Jell-0 Pudding. Rose O'Neill, in addition to being a highly successful illustrator,was a great philanthropist, poet and novelist. Her Kewpies could be found battling injustice, promoting women's suffrage and other causes. Rose's rebuilt home in Branson, Missouri is now the Bonniebrook Park Museum. Every year there is a Kewpie festival in Branson where people from all over come to celebrate these American icons.

This is the newly released Kewpie as Sugar Plum Fairy Ballet Kewpie This is the newly released Kewpie as the Sugar Plum fairy. She is     perefect for play or display!She measures 7 1/2" tall, wears a pink satin tutu with white crepe     short sleeves. Her headband is silver-coordinating with matching           neckline and belt. She has a small heart imprinted on her upper     chest and that exquisite kewpie smile is ever present!

          Kewpie is made of soft vinyl, comes MINT, NRFB in a Kewpie     display box and is a must have addition to your Rosie O'Neill and     Kewpie collection!

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Kewpie Doll song

Kewpie Doll Words and Music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman

  With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra and The Ray Charles Singers & Ray Charles Arranged and Produced by Joe Reisman

  Recorded at RCA Victor Studio A, New York City Final Recording Time 2:30

  Recorded March 4th, 1958   ~ Matrix No. J2PD-1866 Take 1 +

  Recorded March 11th, 1958   ~ Matrix No. J2PD-1866 Take Take 1 & 17 & 20 ( Comp. )

  Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-7202 Single Flip Side: "Dance Only With Me" US Chart Position No. 6

  Stereo Single release: RCA-45RPM-61-7202 ( same flip side )

  Album issue: CAM-LP12 "Dreamer's Holiday" CAL-582 MONO 1960

  Kewpie Doll

Well I took my baby to the carnival  an' I heard that barker yell ( Hey! Hey! )

"Come on an' win yourself a purdy Kewpie Doll,  all you gotta do is ring the bell!"

Well I swung the hammer just as hard as I could,  an' you should have heard the wild applause . . . ( Hooray! )

When "bong" went the bell  and the man said, "Well, I guess the Kewpie Doll is yours!"( Yeah Yeah! )  

I said, "Gimmie a doggie or a teddy bear  or a high school banner for my wall,

'cause I got me a real live Kewpie Doll an' she's the cutest one of them all!"  

( Kew Kew Kewpie Doll! Kew Kew Kewpie Doll!  Kew Kew Kewpie Doll! Kew Kew Kewpie Doll!  )  

Ah then, we walked down the midway 

'till we saw a crowd an' the man said "Try your skill,

five shots for a quarter, make a duck hit the water  an' give your little baby a thrill"

Well, my baby smiled an' she kissed me once  an' I felt I was nine feet tall

Oh! five shots crashed and the five ducks splashed  an' the man gave me a Kewpie Doll!   

I said, "Gimmie a doggie or a teddy bear  or a high school banner for my wall,

'cause I got me a real live Kewpie Doll an' she's the cutest one of them all!"  

( Kew Kew Kewpie Doll! Kew Kew Kewpie Doll!  Kew Kew Kewpie Doll! Kew Kew Kewpie Doll!  )  

Ah then, my baby said, "Honey, let m try my luck  an' knock the milk bottles off the shelf!"

You should have seen this chick, she was a dead-eye Dick 

Hey! I couldn't do it better myself!

An' then my face got red and my chest swelled up  an' my eyes bugged outta my head

'cause when the prize turned out to be a Kewpie Doll  this is what my baby said, SHE SAID . . .   

"Gimmie a doggie or a teddy bear  or a high school banner for my wall,

'cause I got me a real live Kewpie Doll an' he's the cutest one of them all!"  

I said, "She's the cutest one of them all!" 

An' she's the cutest one of them all! ( Kew Kew Kewpie Doll! )

An' she's the cutest one of them all! ( Kew Kew Kewpie Doll! )

An' she's the cutest one of them all!  

Words and Music by Sid Tepper  and Roy C. Bennett   Note: Ray Charles himself, sometimes referred to as "the other Ray Charles", to distinguish him from the popular American gospel/soul/blues singer/composer, joins Perry in an un-credited duet on "Kewpie Doll".

He did this one other time with Perry in his 1959 recording of "To Know You ( Is To Love You )" for the album "Como Swings". Ray Charles was Perry's choral director for records and television for more than forty years.

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