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The Good, the Bad and the Barbie: How Ruth Handler Changed the Face of American Toys

September 21, 2015

History Colorado is excited to be hosting the Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exhibit. What better way to open the new lecture series season than to honor one of the most popular toys of all time: Barbie! Denver native Ruth Handler created the Barbie doll after she and her husband Elliot (also a Denver native) started the Mattel toy company. Author Tanya Lee Stone explores how this iconic doll turned Mattel into one of the most successful toy companies in the world, and considers Barbie’s impact on American culture. (History Colorado)

Lecture Times: 1p – 2p and 7p – 8p

Tickets: $8.50 for members
$6.50 students
$14 for nonmembers with admission
$10 for nonmembers for lecture only

More info and reservations: http://www.historycolorado.org/event/good-bad-and-barbie-how-ruth-handler-changed-face-american-toys


September 21, 2015


History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway
Denver, 80203 United States
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