“Soul Sister”

Submitted by Nessa July 2nd, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

A few weeks ago I posted the Keane-inspired doll, Susie Sad Eyes. I mentioned that there had been a black version made as well, and she was called “Soul Sister.” I wanted one really badly, but I didn’t expect to ever find one, since she is quite rare. Imagine my surprise when I found her this weekend at a podunk country yard sale priced at a mere quarter!! I’m really glad I didn’t pass out.

She came sporting her original necklace, boots, and one of her original earrings. Her original outfit was sort of a hippie-inspired peasant blouse with black pants. The dress she is wearing here is from my doll clothes stash. I think my family is complete! Though Susie came in other hair colors, too, like blonde and carrot-color hair, so if I find those I’ll have to get them!

I’m pretty pleased and shocked that I found one!

6 Responses to ““Soul Sister””

  1. Allee Willis

    I collect Black dolls from the 60’s and 70’s and have no idea how I missed one as obviously named as “Soul Sister” but this is my first time seeing her. I shall now be on the lookout as well. She has many little friends to join her over here like one of my favorites, Dinah-Mite: https://www.alleewillis.com/blog/2009/03/28/allee-willis-kitsch-o-the-day-dinah-mite/

    Susie Sad Eyes is lucky indeed now that her family is complete: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2010/05/26/susie-sad-eyes/

  2. Douglas Wood

    Wow– what a great find, and can’t believe you got her for a quarter! There’s something really poignant about this doll. Dinah-Mite clearly takes no shit but Soul Sister looks like she just got turned away from the country club Allee mentioned in the previous Skipper submission.