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Times Past: A good listener (and more?) for $9.95

October 4, 2010 |  6:34 am

Times-Past-inflatable-doll Snapshot from the Los Angeles Times' archives: March 9, 1969

Would you really buy Gretchen, the 5-foot-4 inflatable doll, to, as the ad says, "dress up your office"?

Or to use as a "conversation piece" for your clients?

Or to make burglars think there's "somebody at home"? 

Or as a toy for your daughter?



But how would you rationalize the description of "human-like softness" and the "please rush" mailing option?

-- Joan Fantazia

Photo credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times


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