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Ruth Handler: The Incredible Life of the Barbie Creator

The Barbie movie is a primer on the brand, its collaborations, discontinued dolls, and Barbiecore styles. However, one lesson slipped through the cracks of the glittering advertising tour: the odd inclusion of Ruth Handler, the Barbie doll’s real-life mother. The film introduces all the significant characters in Barbie’s life, including the other Barbies, Gloria, Sasha, ...

Viena Abdon

Barbie dolls.