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.
THE BASICS ON MOLLY:
|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|
|Where to buy||AmericanGirl.com|
|Recommended for ages||8 & up|
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.
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 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.