Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 20 – August 2010)

Submitted by denny September 20th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Are those jellybeans in that canister sitting on the desk? This lunch box is an unbelievable piece of kitsch and I would absolutely jump at the chance to own one. I know of the show but don’t remember watching it on the telly.

Allee has the most incredible collections of “Julia” kitsch. What kills me is that this show was so successful that they even made a “Julia” view master. Does anyone know the child that played her son?

Colorforms were always in demand at my house but I didn’t have this set. I love how Nurse Julia is posed in front of her make-up table and not the office or hospital unit. This is how I would greet my patients when I worked as a CNA. Julia has nothing on me, I even wore roller skates to the unit one day so it would be easier to deliver my meal trays. Oh Julia…..

Promotional poster for the Julia doll.

She talks with bendable legs and REAL eye lashes. Real eyelashes?

2 Responses to “Denny’s Adventures in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 20 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    ” Julia” was a classic tv show, the first lead black woman on television and who wasn’t a maid.

    I don’t vote for jellybeans in the canister on the lunchbox. I vote for hard candy or pills.

    The thermos is in the lunch box. I have three of these lunchboxes, but only two with thermoses.

    I know ” the child that played her son”, Marc Copage. We have a lot of mutual (real) friends and are Facebook friends too.

  2. Billaurie

    I remember watching this show. We had a little black & white TV but when some shows started the credits, they would announce “IN COLOR” as color TVs were just emerging. That Girl was also on about the same era promoting strong women figures in TV prior to The Mary Tyler Moore show.