JOE BLITMAN'S
FASHION & CELEBRITY DOLLS
WHO WE ARE




5163 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323-953-6490

 
joeblitman@aol.com





WHO WE ARE

JOE BLITMAN & KEVIN MULLIGAN

Recipients of the

2004 BARBIE'S BEST FRIEND AWARD

At the 2004 National BarbieŠ Doll Collectors' Convention in Chicago, we received the Carol Spencer of California Barbie's Best Friend Award -- the highest honor awarded in the international Barbie-collecting community.

Carol presented us with the awards and certificates.

Joe's certificate reads: "The Carol Spencer of California Sixteenth Annual Barbie's Best Friend Award is presented to Joe Blitman for Sharing his wealth of knowledge on Barbie with collectors everywhere!

"His friendly advice, "Buy what you like!" encourages the prospective buyer to enjoy, and to continue enjoying their dolls for many years. His talents -- whether writing books or articles or speaking on tv -- always provide a wealth of information in a very personable way."

Kevin's certificate reads: "... for sharing his creative photographic talents with interested collectors and using this talent to co-author books on the Barbie doll.

"His quiet personable manner makes the collector feel at ease while they search for that special Barbie doll. His keen eye and personal charm make him a great person to consult with on collecting or to share the excitement of a special purchase.

"Together and separately, Kevin and Joe are terrific assets to The World of Barbie."

We are the authors of two books, Barbie & Her Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World of Fashion, and Francie & Her Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World of Fashion.

We also produced the videotape, Joe Blitman's Oh You Beautiful Doll, an hour-long full-color history of the Barbie doll and a guide to collecting her.

We've contributed articles to Barbie Bazaar, Barbie Collector, Doll Reader, Haute Doll and Miller's magazines, and we often present slide programs at international, national and regional Barbie doll conventions.

We have been collecting, buying and selling Barbie dolls since 1989. Our dearest friends are people we have met through Barbie -- they have become our family. The joy and love we have experienced as part of this community are, truly, overwhelming to us. And the nifty "Barbie's Best Friend" awards -- with their engraved plaques and bright orange plumes -- look spectacular in our living room.



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JOE BLITMAN'S
FASHION & CELEBRITY DOLLS

 
 

323-953-6490

  
   
joeblitman@aol.com