TOYS: Oh, You Beautiful Doll

The largest doll manufacturer on the West Coast is a copper-haired, blue-eyed, thirtyish San Franciscan named Nancy Ann Abbott, who had intended to be a movie star. Last week Miss Abbott sat in unaccustomed peace in her blue-carpeted studio-office: by her orders all the telephone lines that connect Nancy Ann Dressed Dolls Inc. with the world had been disconnected. Her reason: "When that phone rings it means trouble."

The trouble has plagued her ever since 1937: too many orders. Though Nancy Ann has not taken on a new account since August 1942,...

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