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09/03/1959 The Barbie doll makes its debut at a Toy Fair in New York

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1959 First EVER Barbie Commercial High Quaility HQ!

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The Barbie Story -- Interview With Ruth Handler and Elliot Handler, Mattel Co-Founders

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Pawn Stars: 1959 Barbie #1 Signed by Ruth Handler (Season 14) | History

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Amazing Facts You Never Knew About The Barbie Doll

After observing her daughter Barbara, giving her dolls adult roles, Ruth Handler came with the idea of adult-bodied dolls. She designed the doll and gave it a name Barbie after her daughter. After its debut at the American International Toy Fair, Barbie had its marketing strategy based extensively on TV advertising.
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