Dolls of Our Lives

Be There in Five

Nov 19 2023 • 1 hr 40 mins

This week, Kate is joined by Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney, self-identified Mollys and hosts of the Dolls of our Lives Podcast (FKA American Girls), to talk about their newly released book, Dolls of our Lives. They discuss the origin story of American Girl dolls and why they were vital to so many of our girlhoods, Pleasant Rowland’s brand of feminism, their tie to Colonial Williamsburg, reexamining historical plot lines, hot takes about Uncle Gard, and so much more AG lore, e.g., the doll hospital, catalog culture, best/worst fashions and furniture, and niche drama in Aurora, NY. Randomly, there are plenty of Saved by the Bell tangents, too. Enjoy!

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