By Robin Gerber
Barbie and Ruth via Ruth Gerber is the awesome precise tale of the world’s most famed toy and the girl who created her. it's a interesting account of the way one visionary girl and her product replaced an and sparked a long-lasting debate approximately women’s roles. right now a company publication, a colourful portrait of a rare girl entrepreneur, and a wide ranging examine a cultural phenomenon, 'Barbie and Ruth' is a needs to learn for an individual who ever owned a Barbie doll—a booklet Publishers Weekly calls, “a stirring biography…a nice learn of luck and resilience."
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Men and women had to work together to make a living. Ruth believed that was why she and Elliot did not see anything unusual about women working and running things. Ruth and Elliot and Matt 47 Ruth took charge of providing Elliot what he would need to make the first products that she would sell. It was the beginning of a stunning partnership of creativity and commercial acumen. The Handlers bought the necessary equipment on an installment plan from Sears for two hundred dollars, and set up shop in their half of the garage.
When the two young women got there they found simple games on the first floor of the commercial building that had been acquired by the Denver Lodge only a few years earlier. For pennies, nickels, or quarters, Ruth and Doris threw balls at bottles and tried to throw hoops onto rings. As they wandered among the booths they were surprised by Chuck Newman. He was a good-looking young man and, Ruth knew, a good dancer. With Doris’s approval she accepted his invitation to go to the second floor for a dance.
Fields walked by, she froze. Evelyn assured her that stargazing was easy at a place that employed Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, Fredric March, Claudette Colbert, Mae West, the Marx brothers, Bob Hope, and Bing Crosby. More out of curiosity than desire, Ruth asked how someone could get a job at Paramount. Evelyn was dismissive. Everybody wanted to work in Hollywood. You needed high-level connections, otherwise getting a job was impossible. ” But telling Ruth she could not do something was a guarantee she would try.
Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her by Robin Gerber