American Girl Molly

Molly McIntire was one of the original three American Girl characters introduced in 1986 when Pleasant T. Rowland first started American Girl. Molly is a girl growing up in 1944 during the war. Her Father is away – caring for wounded soldiers in the war – and her best friend Emily Bennett is an English girl who comes to the United States – specifically Molly’s house, to escape the bombing of London during World War II. If you have not treated yourself to Molly’s movie yet (Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front), go to your nearest library and check it out or rent it on Amazon for $2.99. It is by far my favorite of the movies made based on the historical characters.


Manufacturer American Girl
Size 18″
Body details Soft body, vinyl limbs
Face Classic American Girl mold
Eyes Gray sleep eyes
Hair Wigged – long, brown wavy hair that is best kept in braids
Can share clothes with Springfield, Maplelea, Sophias, Madame Alexander Favorite Friends and most others that are for 18″ soft body dolls
Average price $110
Where to buy
Recommended for ages 8 & up

Molly's Aviator outfit

Molly is wearing her retired Aviator outfit. This outfit was released in 1999 and retired in 2006. I bought this outfit when it was on sale long before I had Molly. My husband was a pilot and I thought the bomber jacket was so cool, I just had to have it. I am so glad I did get this set! Molly is wearing Emily’s snow boots because I do not recall this outfit coming with shoes. The jacket does have a detachable hood – and I really like the jacket better without it. When it gets a little warmer and my son can fly his remote control airplanes again, maybe Molly can help him out.

American Girl Molly

Quite a few of you asked if I was going to take Molly’s hair out of her braids… well, yes I just had to. Now, most of you know I bought Molly used – one of the things that drew me to her was that her hair and face looked like they were in excellent condition. When I first put Molly in her pajamas and took down her braids I was amazed out how soft her hair still was! Who ever owned her before me took great care of Miss Molly!

Molly's Red Pajamas

Molly is settling in for the night and taking a look at Emily’s scrapbook to unwind. Emily’s scrapbook is so neat. It has a vellum pocket with her ration tickets in it, photos of her family and even the English princesses from that time. 

I hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at Molly! Remember, the printable trading cards will be in one file on Saturday.