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Jan/Feb. 1978: Vol.#1 :Issue #1
Page Count: 32

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Cindy(Fukuda) and Her Dollings
      by Elvis Kawahara
    • Doll Artist Receives "Royal" Welcome:
      Edna Henderson
    • From Princess of the Ice to Queen of Dolls:
      Story of National Speed Skating Champion(1951)
      by Lilli Balg-Baur
    • The Art of Japanese Doll Making
      by Hatsuyo Funamoto
    • I.D.M.A. Convention News
      Clermont, FL(1977)
    • Angela's(Dickens) Doll Houses and Miniatures
      by Tricia Killoran
    • How to Pour a Doll Head in Plaster Mold
      by Edna Henderson
    • From Our Bookshelf
    • Amazing Mechanical Dolls of the 18th & 19th Centuries
      by Lewella Granata
    • Dolls of Today by Creative Artists
      by Alice Dohmeyer
    • Auction Reports
      by Sotheby Parke Bernet, London
    • Dolls Through the Ages
      by Marge Dohmeyer

Magazine Title: International Doll Revue
Editor(s): Donald C. Shishido;
Publication Frequency: Bi-Monthly
Began Publication: January 1978
Ended Publication: January 1979???
Published by: Donald C. Shishido, Honolulu, Hawaii
Average Page Count: 32
Magazine Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/2" x 7"
ISSN: None;

NOTE: ALL COVER IMAGES THIS PAGE ARE PROPERTY OF
PUBLISHER, but are scanned from my private collection.

SUMMARY: Here's another interesting "Home Grown" publication published by an individual with a love for his subject. This one is fairly high quality, printed on good paper, with nicely done black and white interior. The articles are interesting, and reveals he had fairly good ties to NIADA and was able to conduct interviews with interesting artists, as well as sprinkling in some "How To" articles. He aimed high - for a truly international range of doll artists and doll related events and styles. I ran across two issues purely by accident, but will start looking for more...

I've since found out from Mr. Shishido himself that he folded International Doll Revue for economic reasons. He lived in Hawaii and was unable to travel to the states to the doll shows and other venues to hand out samples and grow his subscription list.

Excerpted e-mail I received from the Editor/Publisher Oct. 14, 2014: Hello, I am Donald Shishido, publisher of the International Doll Revue. Happened to see your website highlighting my former magazine. Appreciate your nice comments and would like to give some background on its origination when it started in January 1978. At the time I was the publisher of my tourist magazine "Shopping Hawaii", a Japanese language free magazine for Japanese tourists in Waikiki, Hawaii.

Am not a collector or doll maker but wanted another publication because I had the extra time and noticed that doll collecting and crafting was the most popular pastime in America.

At that time I was beginning the tourist magazine without any experience at all and had to create the format, sell advertising, write the articles, do the photography and even put it together. Also did the editing and rewriting all without any experience since I had been an aircraft illustrator for 15 years in California.

My shopping magazine was a huge success and the doll magazine was sort of like a hobby and I met a lot of very nice people. Knowing what I know now, I could have produced a much fancier magazine. International Doll Revue was the second doll magazine in America, the first was Doll Castle News...

Found a few magazines you can have, the January-Feb issue which is the First Edition.
(YAY!!! Thank you, Donald) It was a fun project and fun to do, I'm 80 yrs. now and retired. Will mail 3 issues, let me know when you receive them. Best regards & Aloha, Donald

What a marvelous gentleman! I'm always happy to add background and details to these pages. I was thrilled to get Mr. Shishido's message, and look forward to adding the missing issues to the catalog.

I requested a photo from Mr. Shishido, and he sent me this handsome army photo of himself from 1954:
Donald Shishido Army Photo 1954

We've corresponded a bit about what he is doing now, and he's on ebay selling custom made private mint coins (has sold over 1,100!)

October, 2014:
I've added 3 more issues to the catalog(thank you, Mr. Shishido - and Aloha!) including the Premiere issue! I'm really excited about this. It's a title I've looked for more issues of for years and had no luck. I was very fortunate the publisher/editor happened to run across my review. Only two issues to go!

Anyone with more information about this publication, or has issues to donate or sell, can contact me through My Contact Page.



INTERNATIONAL DOLL REVUE Bibliography

VOLUME 1, 1978: 6 BIMONTHLY ISSUES

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
Volume 1, Issue #1: Jan/Feb. 1978
Page Count: 32

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Cindy(Fukuda) and Her Dollings
      by Elvis Kawahara
    • Doll Artist Receives "Royal" Welcome:
      Edna Henderson
    • From Princess of the Ice to Queen of Dolls:
      Story of National Speed Skating Champion(1951)
      by Lilli Balg-Baur
    • The Art of Japanese Doll Making
      by Hatsuyo Funamoto
    • I.D.M.A. Convention News
      Clermont, FL(1977)
    • Angela's(Dickens) Doll Houses and Miniatures
      by Tricia Killoran
    • How to Pour a Doll Head in Plaster Mold
      by Edna Henderson
    • From Our Bookshelf
    • Amazing Mechanical Dolls of the 18th & 19th Centuries
      by Lewella Granata
    • Dolls of Today by Creative Artists
      by Alice Dohmeyer
    • Auction Reports
      by Sotheby Parke Bernet, London
    • Dolls Through the Ages
      by Marge Dohmeyer

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Volume 1, Issue #2: Mar/April 1978
Page Count: 32

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES

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Volume 1, Issue #3: May/June 1978
Page Count: 32

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Soldier, Artist, Herald & Master Doll House Maker, part 2:
      Major Sir Nevile Wilkinson K.C.V.O.(1869-1940)
      by Donald Shishido
    • (Marie)Brown's Dolls of Dundee(Florida)
      by Lewella Granata
    • Happiest Angel Doll Museum Auction Report, Newfoundland, PA
      by J.C. Langston
    • From Doll Maker to Doll Artist:
      Joan Benzell
    • "Doing Your Own Thing"
      by Betsey Baker
    • The 4,000 Dolls of Matticia Shannon
      by Vada Hagdon
    • Original Doll Artist Invitational
      by Susanna Oroyan
    • China Painting Your Doll Face
      by Edna N. Henderson
    • Auction at Christie's
    • Auction at Sotheby's
    • "She Lives Six Lives in One"
      Heritage Egg Dolls
      by Pat Nelson
    • Awaji Island's(Japan) Puppets
    • Classifieds

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Volume 1, Issue #4: July/Aug. 1978
Page Count: 32

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Volume 1, Issue #5: Sept/Oct. 1978
Page Count: 32

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • Dolls on the Becky Thatcher Showboat
      by Edna N. Henderson
    • What's New for Dollers
    • Fred Thompson's Artisitic World
      by Rose Dembowski
    • 1978 IDMA 'Internationals Convention'
      by Edna N. Henderson
    • Peggy Nisbet: England's Gift to Doll Lovers
    • Doll Molds & Reproductions
      by Pat Nelson
    • Doll Shows Calendar
    • How to Get Started in Dollmaking
      by Belle Biebel
    • Ann Decker: Doll Artist from Eureka Springs
    • Chiyogami Ningyo: Japanese Paper Dolls:
      Interview with Teruko Nagata
      by Donald C. Shishido
    • Classified Ads

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Volume 1, Issue #6: Nov/Dec. 1978
Page Count: 32

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • The American White House Replica
      by Jan & John Zweifel
    • From Seashells to Dollmaking:
      Interview with Mary Yap
      by Donald Shishido
    • The Mice Character Dolls of Helen Axt
      by Patricia J. Spillman
    • 12,000 Blue-eyed American Dolls
      Long forgotten incident surfaces after 33 years
    • What's New for Dollers
    • Waugh's Newfangled Molding Box
      by Carol-Lynn Waugh
    • Discovering the Kimekomi Dolls
      story by Mrs. Teruko Nagata
    • Trademark Dolls
      by Pat Nelson
    • How to Make Fancy Bonnets, Part 1 of 5
      by Albina Bailey
    • Auction at Sotheby's
    • On the Trail of the Wild Brochure
      by Ken Sedgwick
    • Advertising Rates/Display/Schedules

Cover Image Property of PUBLISHER
Volume 2, Issue #1: Jan/Feb. 1979
Page Count: 32

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FEATURES
    • What Will You Collect?
      by Jewel Sommars
    • Illeen Carrol of New Zealand
      by Edna Nutter Henderson
    • On the Trail of the Wild Brochure
      by Ken Sedgwick
    • Make Your Own Doll Stands
      by Kathryn Fain
    • Julie's Repair Corner
      by Julius Nesse
    • Original Fabric Dolls of Carole B.(Bowling)
      by Tricia Killoran
    • Emerald Isle Dolls News
      by Edna Nutter Henderson
    • Teddy Bears
      by Pat Nelson
    • Auction at Sotheby's
    • Writing a Doll Book
      by Gail Enid Zimmer

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