Annalee Thorndike was
one of America's most prolific doll artists and her multitude of doll
creations have become a part of the lives of all who collect and adore
them. Annalee defined the
source of her inspiration as coming from people: how they look and the
feelings they have. She wanted each doll to possess an enchanting
character, a spirit of child-like innocence and have the ability to tell
a whole story with expressive poses.
humble beginnings in the early 1940s, the Annalee Mobilitee Doll Company
has become internationally known for its most unique contributions to the
world of doll-making and collecting. One of the special qualities
of Annalee dolls is their body language - they aren't created as
fixed-position figures to be placed on a shelf and forgotten - the
internal wire frame in many of the dolls allow them to be adjusted in
life-like positions. The whimsical faces of Annalee felt dolls are instantly
recognizable and have become a symbol of Christmas holiday warmth and merriment.