June 17, Period 1, Summer 2024

Barbie: An American Icon

In the 1950s children could only play with baby dolls. There were no adult dolls. Then Ruth Handler of Mattel invented a doll with adult features. The doll, named “Barbie,” was a “Teen-age Fashion Model.” Barbie could be dressed in a variety of fashion outfits and she lived in a “dream house.” She had a boyfriend named Ken and drove a Corvette convertible. Over the years, Barbie’s careers included doctor, astronaut, pilot, and even a matador! Learn how the world’s most beloved doll came to be.

Course Dates:
06/17/2024

Course time:
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Rick Feingold

Course Type: Zoom