Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Toward the end of Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie , we see a team of Mattel marketing and design executives anxiously refresh their browsers on identical Mac laptops, waiting for the publication of a Time cover story on a diverse new line of Barbie dolls — they include petite, tall and curvy figures, as well as a variety of skin tones and hair textures. Directed and produced by Andrea Nevins, the documentary asks viewers to sympathize with the folks at Mattel — judging by the film, mostly women — who are tasked with the challenge of transforming this symbol of constricting female beauty standards into one of diversity and empowerment. As the informative first half of Tiny Shoulders explains, Barbie was the brainchild of an empowered woman, Ruth Handler, who founded Mattel in postwar California with husband Elliot Handler.
This auction is for a - Teen Talk - Barbie Doll. She is in good used condition, but does have some corrosion in her battery housing. She takes watch size batteries so I cannot guarantee that she will work. She is very pretty with little rose shaped red earrings. Hopefully someone can give her a new home.