Mrs. Beasley, the talking doll

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Mrs. Beasley, the talking doll

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | December 21, 2017
Mrs. Beasley

Did you know someone who had a Mrs. Beasley? She was extremely popular between 1966 – 1972, due to the TV show Family Affair. This very doll will be on view in our 1968 exhibit, which opens this Saturday, December 23!

See it in Collections Online.