Sirocco Productions, Inc.
Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy have delighted young and old for nearly eight decades. "Raggedy Ann & Andy: Johnny Gruelle's Dolls With Heart" chronicles the origins of these floppy moppets, tracing their evolution as dolls, storybook characters and collectibles.
This 90-minute documentary explores the history of the Raggedys from the Volland, Exposition, Molly-'Es, Georgene, Knickerbocker, Applause, and Hasbro eras, with invaluable tips on dating and distinguishing dolls and collectibles from different time periods. It covers the life of the Raggedys' creator, Johnny Gruelle, a multi-talented artist-author-toy designer; plus interviews with Patricia Hall, the biographer of Johnny Gruelle, and Kim Gruelle, his grandson.
"Raggedy Ann and Andy: Johnny Gruelle's Dolls With Heart" is another release in the Sirocco Historical Doll Series. A showcase of information on the homespun dolls that have charmed four generations, it's the authoritative resource for collectors, doll clubs, libraries--anyone who has ever been touched by these quintessential American rag dolls.