American Girl Barbie Dolls were issued from 1965 to 1966
The American Girl Barbie, named for her hair style, represents the peak of Barbie's glamour and elegance. The American Girl Barbie and her 1600 series ensembles are the most glamorous and the most coveted by collectors and are among the most valuable. These dolls came with low color and high color. The American Girl also came in another hair style called a "Side Part" which is coveted by all collectors.
Black women have a troubled relationship with hair, and though and “natural ” today are going someway to help, it’s still not perfect. Barbie didn’t get it quite right when she debuted the Super Hair African American Barbie doll in 1986 as the hair texture was pretty standard, but the fact that Mattel accepted that women of color might need to have different styling choices and styles was HUGE for the time. The doll came with barrettes to put hair in twists and rolls, and while the hair looks like standard doll hair, we give props to Mattel for recognizing the diverse audience.
The American Girl Barbie doll was produced from approximately the end of 1965 to 1967. In 2010, Mattel produced a gorgeous . The reproduction was part of the My Favorite Barbie series, had brunette hair, and was sold in a reproduction of her original swimsuit (striped top and turquoise bottom).