Thursday, March 17, 2011

Swing and sway with Bobbi Mae

This is a mechanical display advertising the Bobbi Mae doll, which was created due to the popularity of "swing and sway" big band leader Sammy Kaye. It's really an early bobble head doll that moves back and forth when plugged in. And amazingly after some 70 years Bobbi Mae still swings and sways, although noisily.


  1. Wow, that is a really neat piece! Although, I would be afraid to try to make it sway, with all of her little cracks going on. Be careful... she's a beauty.

    1. My Bobbi-Mae was a Christmas gift around 1947. She suffers only a few paint chips and still dances as she did way back then. She's been on display AND enjoyed as any little girl would have! She'll be our community's inspiration as we sing the music of Sammy Kaye.