The Family Archives

Robin Gerber – #2397

Are you a Barbie girl? You’re certainly in a Barbie world, and there’s nothing you can do about it. You can thank the Germans for that. That’s where Ruth Handler got the idea for Barbie in the first place. Although if you follow the chain back far enough, it’s ultimately the fault of cavemen and their cavechildren, as usual. For those of us who don’t live in prehistoric times, we have a much more complex array of dolls to play with. Could their dolls made of straw and clay drive a race car? I don’t think so.

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