On Natalie & Me
@tofuswalkman Yes! That's exactly what it reminded me of too. And I love it as well.
What?!?! No mention of the hackey-sak (sp?) performance art scene? Best part of the movie, hands down.
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Watched the video. It felt like a prequel to The Room.
@Apocalypstick You should talk to the British.
Wow, I didn't realize she directed all those videos! My one question is how do you feel about the 1979 video? That one's like a nostalgia trigger for me.
@TheLetterL It's interesting how many good memories come from these dolls. Every time an article on them is posted, I look forward to comments like yours and others that share memories. I guess I never realized how many people had them when they were young.
@caset That's terrible! The story was haunting and some pretty heavy material for a kids magazine.
@NellyBly I'm not sure if it is still around. I found this: http://americangirloutsider.blogspot.com/2013/05/magazine-monthly-1992-premiere-issue.html
Looking through that post, I realized how great the magazine was and that there were no ads at first! Still, I think the red, white and blue style section had a bit too much of an impact on me.
Love the name BTW. Nellie Bly is one of my favorite people from history!
I got a little choked up at the end of this. My grandmother is of the same generation, and still here thankfully. I've noticed her and my grandfather have the traits of growing up during the depression and then the war.
I had a Felicity doll (horse girl/red head here) and the best items I had for her were handmade by friends of my mom. These craftsmen made me lovely doll beds and tiny clay tea sets that lasted far longer than any of the crap from the AG Magazine.
I did love my doll though, but more than anything, the AG series got me into history. I loved the books and the sections at the end that were devoted to the history behind the story. The magazine was great too. There was a story in what I think was the first issue on foot-binding in China. The young girl narrator learns about the practice from her grandmother, whose feet were bound when she was younger. It was difficult to read, but something I would have never read about anywhere else. It's sad to think that girls today only get the lessons of consumerism from AG, now that most of the historical dolls have been retired.