Betsy McCall's Paper dolls - McCall's Magazine - October 1953
Starting in May of 1951, McCall's Magazine added the feature of Betsy McCall paper dolls. They were feature nearly monthly in the magazine for 40 years. The ones that were holiday themed are my favorites.
McCall's Magazine - May 1951
The Betsy McCall's paper doll proved to be hugely popular for the magazine. There were a line of actual doll's issued afterwards by Ideal. I prefer the 8 inch dolls from the vintage Betsy line. (They were similar to those small Madame Alexander's.) The Betsy dolls were little hard body, jointed dolls that had beautiful faces. These dolls are still being produced, in a collector's series. But there have been many other versions of paper dolls sold with the Betsy McCall name. So there were other options to obtain them, besides the magazine.
image from here... and she is looking for a new home!!!
The paper doll from that first year, for the month of October 1951... was not Halloween themed. But they did feature her dog, Nosy! Along with Betsy's cousin, Barbara McCall.
McCall's Magazine - October 1951