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Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour

PBS Premiere: July 14, 1998


"Everybody has a Barbie story...but the stories are really about us," says reporter turned filmmaker Susan Stern as she rips the roof off Barbie's "Dreamhouse" and explores the history and fantasy behind this unlikely cultural icon. Through the prism of Barbie-mania, fans, foes, fetishists and even the creator of this eleven-and-a-half inch wonder offer glimpses of who we are and how the creative spirit can thrive in an increasingly mass-produced world.


TAGS: barbie, collection, convention, doll, feminism, girl, model, role, toy, women

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Barbie Nation

Premiere Date: July 14, 1998

Filmmaker: Susan Stern | Interview


Susan Stern
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