kewpie doll


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kewpie doll

A doll with rosy cheeks and big eyes that was often distributed as a prize (at carnivals, for instance) in the 20th century. Look, Mama, I won a kewpie doll playing that game over there!
See also: doll
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Nothing," said Taylor, sliding the Kewpie doll under the spirea bush.
2) This Kewpie doll from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games is part of the collection of Bill Merriam of Upland.
has the right to use the image of the Kewpie doll as its trademark, nullifying a decision made in March by the Japan Patent Office, company officials said Thursday.
The young woman who played the Kewpie doll and one of the Pierrots was terrific, cross-cultural wonders, Asian and Western at the same time.
Credit should go as well to Cusack for his Roy-an amazing study in false bravado and empty amiability-and to Bening, whose Myra comes on like a kewpie doll with a dirty mind.
Kidman plays Isabel, who begins the film as a breathy kewpie doll (Kidman must have watched ``The Seven-Year Itch'' for inspiration), a naive witch who comes to the San Fernando Valley wanting only to be normal and to find a man who needs her for herself and not her otherworldly powers.
5 FIONA APPLE A kinked and curled Kewpie Doll wrapped up in a collection of
In the pantheon of cinematic devil dolls, Annabelle plays a game of inches, changing her position on the shelf or methodically rocking back and forth in a creaky chair, but never full-on running through the house wielding a weapon like the diminutive kewpie doll of Dan Curtis' 1975 cult classic "Trilogy of Terror," or Chucky of the "Child's Play" franchise (who'd make a swell beau for Annabelle if he weren't already taken).
She donned a headdress festooned with similar gems that covered her platinum blonde locks, tons of eyeliner, along with Harlow's signature kewpie doll scarlet pout.
Millie's new best friend and fellow tenant at the Hotel Priscilla is a refined Kewpie doll from California, Miss Dorothy Brown (Diana Kaarina).
But, oh, man, we're already running into trouble with Yorke ("Masters of Sex"), who looks like a Kewpie doll (did we mention that William Ivey Long did the costumes?
s goofy campus (the acronym means Never Underestimate Radical Vision, an imperative the filmmakers clearly did not take to heart), Milo is distracted by kewpie doll programmer Lisa (Cook), while Gary keeps dumping helpful new programs from mysterious sources on him.
Karen (Michelle Federer) is a touching study in conflicted impulses, bristling at Phil's failure to follow up after sleeping with her yet too lacking in self-esteem to cold-shoulder him; alluring jogger Maggie (Stephanie March) is intrigued but perhaps too wily to fall for Jack's pickup routine; Don's girlfriend Lisa (Betty Gilpin) has her bullshit detector cranked high but remains open to a relationship; the nameless one-night stand (Laura-Leigh) that almost wrecks that relationship is an intense kewpie doll who manipulates Don with laughable ease; and Jack's wife, Carla (Paloma Guzman), conveys her insightfulness in a single, drunken observation to him: "You're not the worst man in the world.
Brittany - The kewpie doll hair, blue lipstick and nose rings have definitely worn out their welcome.
Fiona Apple - ``A kinked and curled Kewpie doll, wrapped in a collection of yesterday's fatal fashion frights.