615 W. 131st Street
Manhattan, NY 10027
Description: Children are invited to dress in their favorite costumes, enter raffles to win a Madame Alexander doll, and see Madame Alexander's Halloween doll collection. Tours of the historic factory will be given every hour and a half. Guests will have the opportunity to see the entire current Madame Alexander collection, as well as more than 600 dolls from throughout Madame Alexander's 88-year history. Candy and refreshments will be served.
Venue Description: Founded 80 years ago by doll lover Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman, the Alexander Doll Company (ADC) offers a unique line of handcrafted dolls, enjoyed by many ages. Madame Alexander was a pioneer in her business. She changed tradition within the toy industry by creating the first doll based on a licensed character (Scarlett from Gone with the Wind). This innovative idea led to many other dolls based on characters from popular movies. Madam Alexander was also the first to create dolls based on living people, such as Queen Elizabeth. And she was the first to succeed in developing a fashion doll with couture outfits to go along. The tradition and novelty of the Alexander Doll Company carries on today with an entire line of collectible dolls, baby dolls, and play dolls. These are dolls that are passed from generation to generation, connecting families in a unique way. Each year ADC retires a third of its current catalog, but throughout the years, the Huggums and Victoria dolls have been popular among children as well as adults. ADC also carries an original collection of bride and groom dolls that come in Caucasian brunette, Caucasian blonde, and African-American. A detailed cake topper is available with a 5-inch vinyl bride and groom, offered in both Caucasian and African-American.Doll not feeling so well? Not to worry. The Alexander Doll Company can easily help with repairs at its Doll Hospital, staffed with experts in Madame Alexander dolls.