Doll of the Day – American Girl Molly

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.


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  1. I love molly! What are the chances you’d get the world’s perfect Molly!

  2. lanielover says:

    Wow! Molly is in beautiful condition!

  3. It’s a very pretty molly doll with nice hair. My Molly was also purchased off eBay and she’s the perfect Molly. She’s pleasant co. With soft brown lashes and a softer look to her. Her hair isn’t dry and brittle like so very many from her time. Her hair is soft and smooth and looks fuller than the Mattel version. The hair color is a softer brown than my daughter’s Mattel Molly .

  4. bittytwinsrule says:

    ninthie! My sister adores molly and has her movie. She doesnt have molly yet, tho

  5. agdollfan says:

    molly is my first and only doll…i LOVE her!!!

  6. bittytwinsrule says:

    this is actually kananirulz on my sisters computer

  7. Awe-some!
    Pronounced: oooohhhh- sum

  8. StoryTeller says:

    Molly is so cute, and her stories are some of my favorites. It will really be too bad if AG decides to archive her. : (

  9. Molly looks gorgeous in the pics!

  10. I was write!

  11. She’s better than mine and I’ve had her for two years! I love Molly, her story and WWII in general. Not the actual war just the technology and techniques that countries were able to use way before their time.

  12. Molly looks like Katniss in that outfit!!
    At first when I saw this post and the Molly pic on the homepage I thought it was a mockingjay pin lol.
    I ? my Molly!

  13. oops, that was supposed to be a heart instead of a ?. 😛

  14. Yay! I guessed right! I love Molly and yours is gorgeous char.

  15. darn i guessed Salia! but I love (and have) Molly! I want to get her accessories b4 she possibly retires,but they r $24! However it is my Bday this weekend so i will be getting some $ (sorry to brag lol!) I think molyy was the fisrt AG to catch my eye as a kid bc we both are brunettes with glasses. Go Glasses from SF Style club 2day that r like Molly’s

  16. Molly is so pretty!

  17. Megan!!!!!!! says:

    cute!!!!!! and what were the other 2 original ag dolls?

  18. I LOVE Molly! I am probably getting her in July!

  19. I guessed right, too! This is my second time guessing the DotD (Doll of the Day) correctly so I’m pretty excited.

  20. Saigeluver:) says:

    i like molly but i don’t really want her. i really think i have enough. i have 5. anyone think that is too much or not enough. i have got to get into different dolls. im going to my local toysrus this weekend to c if they have any of the little miss matched dolls by tonner toys. i really want one

  21. Saigelover – it’s not too much! I have 10 (I just got Kirsten) and I’m not stopping.

  22. @bittytwinsrule

    is ur picture of red velvet cake? thats my favorite!

  23. @Delaney: LOL! I thought it was a mockingjay pin too! Also, that’s AWESOME that you got Kirsten! I really want her and I wish I had gotten her before she retired. I’m at 18 and not stopping anytime soon!!!

  24. Anastasia says:

    My Molly is very happy that she (along with other Mollys) is featured as the Doll of the Day. : )

  25. @Megan!!!!!! The first 3 AG dolls are Molly, Samantha, and Kirsten.

  26. sabrina says:

    She is soooo beautiful!!!!

  27. @Delaney, cool! When?

  28. @Gail, who’s Salia? I don’t recall any Salia in Char’s collection. Although, Chqr’s doll collection is very large :}. Is she non-AG?

  29. @fiona

    Salia is a canadian girl doll char has

  30. Fiona – yesterday. I got her from a flea market for $4. I know, it’s amazing! I’m probably making her custom, though. her hair is a wreck but I gave her a downy dunk and she’s MUCH better now.

  31. I love the Molly movie! I bought it (and the Kit movie) when AG had them on sale for $5 each. I remember back in the early 90s when I used to get the old AG catalogs how intrigued I was w/ Molly. Especially her radio, roller skates and the Camp Gowanagin outfit and playset. I do have a mini Pleasant Co. “Meet Molly” mini book.

  32. how do you change your picture on here? instead of the default.

  33. Oh my gosh, Gail! I remember her! I never really think about the Maepela dolls so that’s why I forgot. Since she is not AG, she may be on Thursday.

  34. Haha! I guessed that was the DOTD……. in my mind.

  35. i’m going to get an ag doll next week and i want to get molly or a myag. help?????

  36. Heather Leabman says:

    Molly’s Dude Ranch, Route 66, and Victory Garden are my 3 fave outfits. This one, the tennis set, and recital dress were the ones I never bought. Sorry for this one – it was perfect for Kit. I love Molly – her schoolbag is the neatest, mine is P.C. with the 4 cornered crayon and I have the original lunch too so her oreo doesn’t stay stuck to the pear.

    Overall, Molly is the coolest AG ever made. She was my first, come on! I chose her from a whole catalog of dolls 8 years ago. Her bike and radio both broke on me, but that’s O.K. I still have her nurse doll and Christmas globe and box. Her limbs are getting loose, but I took care of her frizzy braids with mist and trimming and re-enforcing with new rubber bands. Char, yours looks practically brand new. The locket is awesome. I’ve never seen anything like that for a doll and it barely even tarnished. I wish her Halloween costume had come with a skirt or something. I hate that you can see her bloomers through the grass skirt and Kanani steals the grass skirt. I always use something for modesty and fill up her little paper bag with real candies I like to eat later. And her bathing suit is still for sale! But, I just don’t like the new PJs – strange . . .

  37. Does anyon have any suggestions on how to get crayon off your doll???

  38. All help is appreciated.

  39. Alyssa- Try baking soda mixed with lukewarm water. If that doesn’t work, try Magic Clean eraser. If THAT doesn’t work, be VERY CAREFUL and try Windex. Hope that helps!

    Delaney- Lucky!

  40. Hi Molly – the aviator outfit is so cool! Love your gray eyes too!

  41. cordelia says:

    Your Molly looks lovely. Char, both with her braids and with her wavy hair loose. I have always liked Molly and her many accessories as featured in early catalogues. I would be very interested in seeing more of her collection in future posts.

  42. Char, I heard a rumor that said AG was making a new doll, and naming her Brianne. Do you think it’s true?
    P.S. She will be a historical doll

  43. Allie – I have not heard that yet – any chance you know where you heard that?

  44. akamphuis says:

    When I started collecting American Girl doll it was important to me to have Molly’s collection. My grandpa was in World War II for 4 years and I want to someday share this history with my daughter. It took me 3 1/2 years but I have her entire collection minus her bike, Christmas stocking and Victory garden dress. I was able to get some of her big furniture items when AG had last chance sales. It was money well spent and I look forward to giving her Molly’s whole world someday.

  45. My older cousin (she’s almost 10 and I’m almost 9) has Molly.