We love designer Charlotte Clark’s Mickey Mouse dolls, which she began producing in 1930 from her home in Los Angeles. They were an especially big hit with Walt Disney who often gave them as gifts to family members and special clients. Once she obtained licensing permission from Disney to sell the dolls at retail outlets, the sales took off and the dolls were mass produced. In fact, they were such a success that Ms. Clark made sewing patterns so that others could create their own!
Now a hard-to-find (and costly) collectible, the dolls have been adapted from Ms. Clark’s designs for our new button-eyed Mickey and Minnie, which are just as charming as the originals. Made exclusively for The Walt Disney Family Museum, Mickey and Minnie are now being sold through the end of the year. Each doll sells for $24.99 and is available only at the Museum or online at www.waltdisney.org.
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