Schoenhut Beverly Hills 1939
I am so JEALOUS I can't see straight! Love the little French house. And nice touches with the llamas!!! So cute. You have one of the nicest collections I have ever seen! they are all super nice! Decorated very nicely to I might add.I would really like to see inside the french one and the lovely german one.
Thank you! They fascinate me....every one! I did a post on the French dollhouse..you can see it here http://my-vintage-dollhouses.blogspot.com/2011/12/just-like-beaswell-almost.html or go to my Dec 15, 2011 entry entitled Just Like Bea's. I haven't decorated the mid centry modern German house yet....still playing!
Great site, I have a Sear Roebuck catalog Christmas 1941 take it out each year to remember the great toys we had then. I still have the doll house my parents made for me in 1940 with all the original contents etc,Virginia
Thank you Virginia! Oh how lucky you are to still have your dollhouse and all the original contents! Would you like to share pictures and tell us about your wonderful old house....I would love to do a post on this blog about it. So many of us have houses that belonged to other little girls at one time...but I don't know anyone who still has their own dollhouse. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested...or just to chat about dollhouses! Cheers!
Hi Florine, what a fantastic blog you've created. Very insightful, fun and it's so nice to see another ginormous collection of Dollhouses and miniatures from the past. Unfortunately the large modern house you show as the Schoenhut Beverly Hills dollhouse is actually a European made modern house from the same period. I am lucky enough to own both the Schoenhut Malibu and the Schoenhut Beverly Hills dollhouses and am looking for the 3rd house made in this time period that was called the Long Beach style. All 3 of the Schoenhut modern dollhouses are very similar in construction. Each have a boxy design, with clear printed acetate windows, opening doors, balconies and large green paper grass covered front lawns. The Beverly Hills dollhouse also has a working garage door and an interior staircase, where as the Malibu has neither the garage nor the interior stairs. The Beverly Hills style also has a large round window in the center of the second story bathroom, and comes with pre stenciled wall designs befitting the Art Deco, Moderne period. I would love to share photos of my houses with you and your readers if you would like to see them. Thanks again for sharing such wondrous historical information on vintage dollhouses with the collectors of the world. Thanks to the internet, it's people like you who can truly help educate other collectors of these minute mansions for future generations to come.
It is great to hear from you! and exciting too! I would love to share pictures of your houses with my readers and any information you care to provide. You can contact me directly at email@example.com to send pictures and information on your houses. I shared you information with two collector friends, George Mundorf and Patty Cooper (co-author of 2 of the wonderful Dian Zillner dollhouse books). They both have the Malibu and what we refer to as the Beverly Hills. George also has a fake Malibu, and he shared a catalog page of the 3 art deco houses made by Schoenhut. I had not heard of the Long Beach, much less seen a picture of it. We are excited about seeing your houses! I think between the 4 of us we can produce a very interesting and informative blog post! My house I refer to as Beverly Hills does have the metal Schoenhut tag on the back base of the house. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Cheers! Florine
Thank you for your wonderful photos. I have my late mother's dollhouse and found you with Google. Her's is probably a 1928 or 1930 Shoenhut. She would have been about 6 or 7. Her father was German (immigrant) and an architect, so it's interesting he chose this for her. I don't think I can keep it, as I downsize. Who is interested in these? (I'd talked with a museum in Pittsburgh, where she grew up, but I'm not near there. Any doll museums in Washington, DC area?) Her's has a "repair" to the roof and was definitely used by her and then me, but it has the divided lights in the windows and one of the flower boxes. So glad to have a little information. Thank you again!