50 Years of Ken !

In 1961, Mattel introduced a Boyfriend for their very popular icon – Barbie! In celebration of Ken Carson’s 50th “birthday”, I thought it would be fun to post photos from an article I did for the FDQ Barbie Celebration Issue in 2009.

I re-decorated the original Barbie Dream House just for Ken !  Since Barbie moved on to the New Barbie Dream House in 1965, I felt Ken needed his own bachelor pad.  Here are the results.

Happy 50th Birthday Ken!

(Condolences and Blessings to the Handler family who just lost their patriarch, Elliott Handler, co-founder of Mattel, earlier this week.)

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Kari says:

    With a pad like this, Ken won’t be a bachelor much longer. Barbie looks ready to move in 😉 Perfection, Maryann!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thanks SO MUCH Kari!

    2. Aiaiaiai says:

      Barbie better not change the colors. They’re perfect! 😉

      1. maryannroy says:

        Thanks! Barbie can’t change a thing – I’M in charge here! Heh,heh

  2. Love Kens new pad :-). Great work maryann !!!

  3. Wow, Maryann, these are spectacular!

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Mary Lou !

  4. Deborah Dillard says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful photographs! I wish you continued success in all of your projects.

    1. maryannroy says:

      Thank you Deborah for your lovely message. Best wishes.

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