photo by former owner, Sharon Clement, Kansas City, MO, April 2000)

Madame Alexander Ballet Bear

Lovely, never played with, Madame Alexander Ballet Bear, approximately 7"tall. She is complete in her costume, althought she has no box. She also has the pink Madame Alexander ribbon across the bottom of her right foot.Made of light gold plush; this bear is "bear-foot"(no shoes!).

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letter

Message From: srcbears@juno.com (SharonRClement) Date: Sat, Jun 10, 2000, 12:23am (EDT-1) To: echristian@webtv.net Subject: Re: Fw: eBay - Item 345002742: Madame Alexander Ballet Bear Actually, I've been collecting bears since the late 80's, mostly miniatures. I have decided to "thin" out some of my collection thru Ebay, so you are among my first buyers! I have found collecting to be a very enjoyable hobby, and have added to my collection thru Ebay as well. Good luck with finding more dolls and bears! Sharon ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


History of the Madame Alexander company

The Alexander Doll Company (ADC) was founded 75 years ago by Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman, the daughter of Russian immigrants. She was raised over her father's doll hospital - the first in America - and often played with the dolls waiting to be mended. Her love of dolls led this dynamic woman to creating her own line of dolls.

Madame Alexander infused a sense of excitement and wonderment in her fine quality, handcrafted dolls. She initiated a series of firsts in the toy industry: the first doll based on a licensed character (Scarlett from Gone With the WindJ), which led to the creation of dolls based on characters from popular motion pictures; the first to bring feature baby dolls to market; the first to create dolls in honor of living people (Queen Elizabeth, the Dionne Quints).

Madame Alexander was also the first to introduce the first full figured fashion doll (CissyJ) with haute couture outfits.

The Alexander Doll Company was acquired in 1995 by the Kaizen Breakthrough Partnership LP, a private capital fund managed by Gefinor Acquisition Partners, a partnership between Gefinor, an international banking group, and TBM Capital.

The tradition and elegance of Madame Alexander dolls continues today with a full line of collectible dolls, baby dolls and play dolls. The Alexander Doll Company is the only major manufacturer of handcrafted dolls in America.

Letter from the Chairman March 1999

Dear Collector,

Welcome to the Alexander Doll Company Web site! The Alexander Doll Company is celebrating its 76th year of doll manufacturing, and we have the best collection ever!

This year's collection reflects the tradition of creativity, innovation, and attention to detail that has been associated with Madame Alexander throughout the years, and is filled with finely hand-crafted dolls to suit many different tastes.

1999 brings us seven fabulous Doll of the Year award nominees: Madame Alexander Celebrates American Design Cissy, Anna Sui Cissy, Porcelain Evening Star, Marmee, Black Mourning Scarlett, Winter Wonderland, and our

Classic Ballerina.

Herbert E. Brown CEO and Chairman Alexander Doll Company, Inc. 1999 Alexander Doll Company, Inc.