It is most often associated with pre-teenage and adolescent females but is applicable to any age group or gender.
Once home, she reworked the design of the doll and named her Barbie after the Handlers' daughter, Barbara. For example, Mattel was the first company to make toys out of a mixture of materials. Paul Lukas of Fortune Small Business quoted Handler from her autobiography, Dream Doll, "We'd developed a basic mechanism around which new products could be designed year after year.
The Handlers created the Uke-A-Doodle and sold eleven million by In OctoberMattel announced that Teen Talk Barbie would no longer say the phrase, and offered a swap to anyone who owned a doll that did. Co—founder of the Mattel toy company, Handler was also noted for her marketing innovations.
Handler created the "Nearly Me" line, which still produces and distributes breast replacements and post-masectomy swimwear to customers internationally.
The losses led to shareholder lawsuits and an SEC Security and Exchange Commission inquiry that revealed accounting irregularities. Ruth Handler worked as the sales force for the new business, landing contracts with Douglas Aircraft Company and others.
Inthe Handlers were forced out of the company they had founded, although they denied any knowledge of wrongdoing.
New York Times, April 29, InMattel created a focus group with African American children and parents, early childhood specialists, and clinical psychologist, Darlene Powell Hudson. She later blamed the worry and distractions of the disease on her trials at work.
Ruth preferred work to play, and grew up in a family where the idea of women working outside of the home was not unusual.
Economist, May 4, Dittmar, Halliwell, and Ive gave picture books to girls age 5—8, one with photos of Barbie and the other with photos of Emme, a doll with more realistic physical features. At the age of twenty-two, the Handlers were in business. Inresearchers Helga Dittmar, Emma Halliwell, and Suzanne Ive conducted an experiment testing how dolls, including Barbie, effect self-image in young girls.
Investor's Business Daily, December 27, The furniture was more profitable than the picture frames and it was decided to concentrate on toy manufacturing. With the help of expert craftsman Peyton Massey, Handler designed a line of realistic artificial breasts fashioned from foam and silicon.
Barbie has inspired artists from Andy Warhol to the pop group Aqua. Legacy and influence Barbie has become a cultural icon and has been given honors that are rare in the toy world.
The Lilli doll was a representation of the same concept Ruth had been trying to sell to other Mattel executives.
Denver Post, February 5, Ruth Handler suggested that he start doing this commercially and they began a furniture business. May 03, · After noticing that her daughter Barbara - "Barbie" in the family - preferred to play with paper cut-outs of teenagers and older women, Ruth Handler decided.
Her mother was an illiterate woman who arrived in the United States in the steerage section of a steamship. Her mother's health was so frail that Mrs.
Handler was raised by an older sister. Ruth Handler  >American businessperson Ruth Handler  (–) changed the face of >the toy industry with her introduction of the Barbie doll in >Co–founder of the Mattel toy company, Handler was also noted for her >marketing innovations.
Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members.
Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.” -- Ruth Handler Ruth and Elliot Handler (shown here) founded Mattel Creations inand 14 years later, Ruth Handler gave the world the Barbie doll.
Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her Barbie and Ruth: Love her or hate her, the Ruth Handler legacy will always lie within glint of the child's eye when dreaming with her invention.
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