Skateboard that accompanies the Farah Fawcett doll

Description (Brief):

One of four red skateboards that accompany the Farah Fawcett doll has loops in the top of each to receive the doll's feet so she stands on the skateboard. The skateboard is plastic with yellow plastic wheels that roll and has 'Charlie Angels' printed in black on the top of the board. This Farah Fawcett doll chronicles one of the more popular episodes from the TV series Charlie’s Angels when Farah rode a skateboard to catch the ‘bad guy’. This series was one of the first to portray women in a position of power and in typical 70s style, still maintaining a beautiful hairdo. These dolls were produced in 1977 complete with go-go boots and skateboard. It also reflects the growing impact that popular culture was having on the consumer during the 1970s. These “barbie” dolls and character dolls modeled after television and movie characters were becoming increasingly popular.

Associated: Fawcett, Farah

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: skateboardingWeb Subject: WomenTelevision


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2022.0032.01.1Accession Number: 2022.0032Catalog Number: 2022.0032.01.1

Object Name: skateboard

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 3.81 cm x 1.27 cm


Record Id: nmah_2015004

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