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By LuAnn Schindler



September 5, 2019

One of my childhood icons celebrates 60 years of entertainment and controversy in 2019.

Barbie® originally featured strawberry blonde hair, pulled back into a ponytail, with a tightly curled poof of bangs. Her painted on blue eyeshadow, cherry red lipstick, black and white striped one-piece swimsuit and cat eyes mascara were on fleek for the time period.

By the time I received my first Barbie® as a gift, she'd grown up a little - or at least her clothing choices kept evolving with the times. I vividly rememeber Aunt Joyce, sister Laurie and me dressing up the dolls when we'd visit g...

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