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There were paper dolls for just about every 1960s TV series

Younger generations will never comprehend just how popular paper dolls once were. Put it this way: They were the Pokémon of the midcentury. These cut-out, cardboard clothing models were everywhere. And there were sets for seemingly every popular television show and actress of the era. You had to collect them all.

Everyone from Donna Reed and Patty Duke to Buddy Ebsen and Ricky Nelson were transformed into two-dimensional, underwear-clad models. We dug around to find some of our favorite paper doll tie-ins to hit shows of the 1960s — and a couple from the 1950s. 

Do you remember all of these? Better yet — did you own any of these paper dolls?

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Image: Linda Paloma / Etsy

The Patty Duke Show

Image: The Paper Collector

The Beverly Hillbillies

Image: Pinterest /

That Girl


My Three Sons

Image: Ruby Lane

The Munsters

Image: Ruby Lane

The Flying Nun

Image: Lynn McRae and Tim Cameresi / Pinterest

Ozzie & Harriet

Image: Lynn McRae / Pinterest


Image: The Wonder Years / eBay

The Brady Bunch

Image: iCollector

The Donna Reed Show

Image: mattsko

The Nurses

Image: Pinterest

I Love Lucy

Image: Library of Congress / Hollywood Yesterday


Image: popscreen and Tim Cameresi / Pinterest

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