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Thread: Holly Hobbie Mania

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    Plaid Stallions Holly Hobbie Mania



    Up until I wrote this blog post, I had no idea that Holly Hobbie is a real person. My entire world has been changed.


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    Really charming. I had no idea these existed--it looks like the line is riffing off of Strawberry Shortcake, but I though Holly Hobbie's popularity was earlier?

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    I'm more used to seeing her profile without a face, as printed on artwork.

    She was a real person? Real name? Can you tell us more?
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    Long story short, Holly Hobbie is a writer and illustrator. She created the characters for American Greetings. The Knickerbocker dolls predate the Kenner Strawberry Shortcake doll by a few years. Holly and Strawberry are linked by American Greetings which owned both characters.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Was that her real name? Sorry if I'm annoying you when I could just google. I just like to have conversation about it.
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    Hobbie was her married name, Holly is her middle name.

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    No way! It's a perfect confluence of 70s zeitgeist and nomenclature. That is really interesting. I don't recall ever seeing her face on the illustrations. They were always profiles, with the bonnet obscuring the details of her face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedji View Post
    No way! It's a perfect confluence of 70s zeitgeist and nomenclature. That is really interesting. I don't recall ever seeing her face on the illustrations.
    Yeah, it was the artist's real name. Pretty Neat.

    Holly's face was shown in the story books and greeting cards. Target actually has a set of retro Holly Hobbie Colorforms on their retro end caps right now.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    I have the little doll and playsets on the top of the page (sans the gazebo). The Carrie Hobbie set I've had since I was 10. The others I got in adult hood.
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    I was in early grade school years when Holly Hobbie was a big deal. There was this girl in my classes whose name was Holly, unfortunately for her since we all thought it was such a hoot calling her Holly Hobbie all the time. Something tells me she wasn't/isn't a fan after that

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