Do You Remember Keisha.
I certainly do. I fell in love with Magic Attic Club Keisha the year she was released, 1995, one 12 months after the initial dolls had been launched to the market by Georgetown Collection. I recall receiving Georgetown’s Magic Attic brochure, discovering that Keisha was added to the road, and instantly filling out the order kind for her. The 1994 debut dolls were: Megan, Heather, and Allison.
I was impressed with Keisha’s quality and beloved her Kanekalon wigged hair, which mimicks the texture of “warm combed” African American hair. Within the image above, Keisha’s original hairstyle (one ponytail over loose hanging hair in back) has been restyled in three fats braids with ponytail holders and barrettes as accents. The e-book, Magic Attic the Adventure Begins that includes Keisha and the debut dolls was included with Keisha #1 along with a lavender brush and her floppy lavender hat.
From 1994 by 2004 (their remaining year of launch), Magic Attic Membership dolls’ possession changed from Georgetown Collection, to L. L. Knickerbocker, to Marian LLC (now Charisma Brands) with every company releasing new variations of the dolls.
Magic Attic Rose – the fifth and closing doll within the Magic Attic Membership line
Georgetown’s Keisha remained my solely Magic Attic Membership doll for several years; but by 2008, I owned christy brinkley hair all four Keishas as well as Rose in honor of a niece who succumbed to cancer in September 2007. Rose and my niece have similar facial features. I wished a doll to perpetually remind me of La’Vinia.
My four Keishas, are included in my second Black-doll reference e book, Black Dolls: A Complete Information to Celebrating, Amassing, and Experiencing the eagerness , pp. 182-183 (September 2008).72cm
Hair/Eyes/Mouths: Dolls 1-3 darkish brown Kanekalon wigs; Doll four dark brown rooted/brown stationary/closed
Clothes: Doll 1 wears lavender jumper, white blouse, white socks, lavender lace-up sneakers. Doll 2 wears lavender overalls, lavender and white polka dot blouse, and white sneakers with purple laces. Doll 3 wears Keisha’s Fifth Avenue outfit – purple leopard-trimmed jacket, black T-shirt, leopard print pants, white sneakers with purple laces. Doll 4 wears Keisha’s African Princess outfit – an extended African-print costume, gold headdress, necklace, sandals.
Different: Robert Tonner sculpted the face mold. Georgetown manufactured doll 1. L. L. Knickerbocker manufactured dolls 2 and 3; and Marian, LLC manufactured doll 4. Doll 1’s hair is coarser than the other wigged dolls’ hair and the unique hairstyle is an identical to Doll 2’s. Doll three is the only doll without bangs. Doll 3’s original outfit consists of a purple and white shirt, lavender T-shirt, denim skirt, and purple sandals. See Magic Attic Keisha #four illustration for #4’s unique outfit.