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Barbie, the glamorous blonde doll beloved by little girls around the world, is A_______. She is also the most long-lived toy on the market, a fact that was celebrated throughout the world when she recently had her 40th birthday.
But in a tiny village in Bavaria there was no celebration, only bitterness and regret. In the Hausser home Rolf and Lily ignored the global celebrations B_______, as they have done so many times over the past four decades, about how badly they have been treated by history, or, to be more accurate, by Barbie’s secret history. Like many stars, Barbie is not what she seems. Not only is she older than her official age but Barbie is not her real name, what’s more, she isn’t even American, she’s German.
Barbie’s real name is in fact Lili. She is 45, not 40, and was born in a small town near Nuremberg. The secret story of the Barbie doll is about small-town naivety against big business determination. Above all, it is C_______, a man who has been erased from Barbie’s history so completely that only a few people in the world know that he was the true creator of the Barbie doll. But instead of making a fortune when she became a worldwide success, Rolf Hausser lost everything.
It was in 1952 that Lili was born, D_______, as a cartoon character for the daily German newspaper Bild Zeitung. Their cartoonist Beuthin had the idea of a girl who was sexy, E_______with a snub nose and a face like an angel.
She was named Lili, and by 1955 she was so popular that Beuthin suggested that a doll should be made as a present for visitors to the newspaper. After many attempts to find the right toymaker, he finally found Rolf Hausser, the son of a famous toy manufacturer, who together with his brother Kurt had set up a very successful toy company called O&M Hausser. Rolf was fascinated by the idea of making a doll F_______, and he agreed to try.
Lili the doll went on the market on August 12, 1955, and became an overnight success.
1. in her first incarnation
2. pointed out the Lili doll
3. an icon of American femininity
4. but essentially innocent
5. and instead complained bitterly
6. with the shape and curves of a mature woman
7. a story of the tragedy of bitter old man
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