Great Neck Library lecture: Barbie: An American icon presented by Rick Feingold

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Great Neck Library lecture: Barbie: An American icon presented by Rick Feingold
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Great Neck Library is having a lecture titled “Barbie: An American Icon presented by Rick Feingold” on Tuesday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Station Branch at 26 Great Neck Road, 2nd Level in Great Neck.

In the 1950s, children could only play with baby dolls. There were no adult dolls. Then, Ruth Handler decided to invent a doll with adult features. The doll named Barbie was a “Teenage fashion model.”

Barbie could be dressed in a variety of fashion outfits, and she lived in a “Dreamhouse.” She had a boyfriend named Ken, and drove a Corvette convertible. Barbie’s careers included being a doctor, astronaut, pilot, and even a matador.  Learn how the world’s most loved doll came to be.

Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds an MBA from Penn State University and a degree in History from Rutgers University.

Registration is not required. For more information, please contact Great Neck Library at (516) 466-8055 or email [email protected].

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