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The Deluxe Doll House

The Soft Bodied Betty the Bride Dolls

Deluxe History
The Soft Bodied Betty the Bride Dolls
Terry Tea Party Doll
Gail, Amy, and Connie, Debbie
Little Red Riding Hood and Sweet Mary
Snow White
Hints for Cleaning
Deluxe Reading Warranty
Deluxe Brochure
Betty the Bride and Sweet Rosemary
Darling Debbie
Beautiful Gail
Variations of the Stuffed Version (my Cherokee Maid)
Black Cinderella, Betty the Bride and Sweet Rosemary
Faces of the 30 Inch Dolls
Hard Plastic Deluxe Reading Sweet Ann
Sweet Gail
Miss Blossom Doll
Nancy Nurse
The Eegee Brides and Bridesmaid
Eegee Debutant High Heeled Dolls and More
Eegee My Fair Lady Doll
The Ideal Revlon Dolls
Uneeda and other Multi-Jointed Dolls
The Gorgeous Horsman Girls
Fashion Parade Dolls and Outfits
24 Inch Deluxe Doll Displays
Other High-heeled 24 Inch Dolls
Polly Ponds Doll
More Beautiful 24 Inch Dolls
Candy Fashion Doll
Suzy Homemaker, Beauty Parlor Version
Eegee Susan Stroller and Suzanne
Impco Tina Toddler, Patty Lynn, and the Horsman Saucys
Sayco and Jolly Dolls and Arranbee's Taffy
Gail of the West, Little Miss Fashion, Suzy Smart, Beauty Parlor Dolls
Flat-foot Alexanders
Sweet Sues and Tonis
Flirty Eyed American Character Dolls
Betsy McCall
Mother and Children Sets
High Heeled Alexander
Coty Girl Doll and Aranbee Sister, Nanette
Bonnie Bride with Satin Dress
Bonnie Bride-Ruffled Dress
Royal and 14R Marked Dolls
The Grannykins Dolls
Mother of the Bride Doll
Jointed Valentine? Doll
Handy Hints
Shipping Hints from the Experienced
Just for Fun
Ideas for Display

Informational Site Only
Betty the Beautiful Bride #1

I have not been able to determine the date of these dolls that were put out with the very soft body. They usually show up as a beautiful dark-haired brunette, or a vivid red-head. Either way they are called Betty the Beautiful Bride, and have all the same accessories as the one put out in the 57-58 era. The soft bodied one has flat feet with soft soled shoes and a different gown, but the same tiera, plaque of a church stained glass window, and the 45 record of Bing Crosby's Because.


Here is my beautiful brunette Betty the Bride. I picked her up because she was a brunette, but these older dolls have real problems, as you can tell in the picture below. It shows on the box, the body is made of rubber, and it really disintigrates from the weight of the head on it. I have seen some of them that have never been played with, and even the body is giving way.
My sister received one mint in box, and was afraid to even lift her out for fear it would damage her. Her's was in much better condition than mine, and mine sits on a vanity stool for display. I just don't move her much.


Wow, What a doll!



Here are the stress marks from the weight of her head showing on this doll, and a lot of her "sisters".


Here is the front and back of her dress, really simple compared to the later versions with the rows and rows of lace on the high heeled dolls.


Janet Zukowski Panecki sent in a picture of her Christmas with her new Betty Bride doll, and possibly a walker or Sue doll.  Lucky girl in '56.  Thanks Janet


I have to get my doll out and get a better picture...this one just doesn't show her fantastic hair!


There seem to be two different boxes for this soft bodied Betty Bride. This one showed up on ebay with the dark-haired doll. I wonder what the verbage on the box is, and how different from the lighter colored box.

Here is the display box for the Soft Betty Bride. There are a couple of choir boys in the front of her dress, but the picture is not really clear.  Thanks to Becky for sharing her display picture.



Here is the basic body of this doll. Nothing fancy, no bust line, and just flat feet.



Here is her tag.


The hair on this Betty that was on EBay, makes me wonder what happens to the hair with that where we are getting the fabulous red-headed dolls, from a reaction to age or chemicals?
Just wondering.