The one-and-only-body-to-die for Barbie doll is celebrating her 50th birthday. And DAMN she still looks good!
Barbie was created in 1959 when Ruth Handler noticed her daughter Barbara playing with paper dolls. Barbara was pretending they were grownup dolls rather than the baby dolls that were on the market. Ruth thought designing these Barbie grownup dolls would encourage little girls (and some fagtaboulous little boys) to focus on what they wanted to be when they grew up.
When I was a kid I had 20 Barbie dolls, 1 Derek doll (the brunette Ken) and a pink convertible corvette. Since there was only 1 Derek doll I would offer him up to my friends and instead took the corvette, load up 5 Barbies in the back seat and headed off to the imaginary beach. umm...who's gay?
My best friend Peri cut the hair off of one of the Barbies and made her an ailing scientist. Peri thought girls with short hair were smarter than girls with longer hair.
My Barbie had super long black hair and I named her Candy. I'm pretty sure Candy was a prostitute but I'm not one to gossip.
Here's are some of my favorite Barbies:
BARBIE IS 50!