Kewpie Doll


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Kewpie Doll

(ˈkjuːpɪ)
n
1. trademark a doll having rosy cheeks and a curl of hair on its head
2. (often not capitals) any brightly coloured doll, commonly given as a prize at carnivals
[C20 kewpie, perhaps from Cupid]
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Whenever and however Chartres's Black Madonna acquired its mysterious patina-through oxidation or smoke from candles and incense 6 it was familiar as such to centuries of the faithful until its recent multicolored makeover, which has transformed the Mother of God into a simpering kewpie doll.
His solo career took off internationally during the mid-Fifties, with big hits such as Ko Ko Mo, Hot Diggity, Catch A Falling Star, Magic Moments, Kewpie Doll, Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes and Delaware.
What it was, was a little naked Kewpie doll, like from the <i>Little Rascals</i> era, or the Jesse James era, and Taylor quickly figured out that it had a rubber hat that she could pry off and then fill the body up with tap water.
Clarke has a hugely expressive face, but too often she simply cycles back and forth between aggressively adorkable cutesiness and dewy-eyed pathos, as if she's continually modeling for either a Kewpie doll or a marble statue of the pieta.
Win a Kewpie Doll or box of candy for the pretty lady
The Wakes people travelled in wooden horse-drawn caravans, staked out a muddy field, and quickly filled it with carousels, fortune-tellers' tents, and booths that sold amazing trinkets, allowed you for a penny to gaze at a bearded lady, or shie coconuts at an Aunt Sally, and win a kewpie doll or a ceramic Alsatian dog.
The teacup and many other Whalom Park artifacts, including a Fun House mirror, a Kewpie doll from the late 1940s, the original Super Chick costume head, a signed Playhouse poster of Tallulah Bankhead and more are on display at the Lunenburg Historical Society, 10 School St.
If you did have some change in your pocket, you could play Skeeball and squirrel away prize coupons until you could actually get something worth taking home: a made-in-Japan Kewpie doll, a child's bisque tea set with blue flowers, a fan inlaid with mother-of-pearl, and if you were a really good player and saved the whole summer, a pink Bakelite clock radio, covered with poodles.
Mind you, you'd never call Lina, a 'babe' or a cutie pie, let alone a kewpie doll.
There was even an old kewpie doll she brought out I thought the Soldier she was visiting must have won for her at some shooting gallery--she'd kept it all these years.
It certainly wasn't going to stop on the number you had selected so you could win the Kewpie doll for your girlfriend.
Others included Green Door (2, 1956), Garden of Eden (1, 1957), Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (8, 1857), Kewpie Doll (10, 1958), Tower of Strength (1, 1961), Loop-de-Loop (5, 1963) and There Must Be A Way (7, 1967).