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My best friend & I both had the doll you described, and NOBODY remebers that doll, not even cher collectors! I am glad someone else remembers it, I was beginning to think it may have been something else (not cher!) Cool site! Brenda : )
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MARIA - August 15, 2007 - Report this comment
The doll you are talking about was not cher. Her hair was brown on top then you would twist her scalp and it would be blonde. Thats a DARCY DOLL.
Beth - October 08, 2007 - Report this comment
Actually, the doll described is Ideal's Tiffany Taylor at 18" tall. There is a small doll at 12" tall called Tuesday Taylor. Tuesday's friend, Taylor Jones was a black doll. There is a good web page, part of the Crissy and Beth website that will help you ID.
Melissa - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
No there was a Cher doll that did this as well. I had one too. Her hair was jet black and straight and when you twisted the scalp it was blonde with bangs.
sandy - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
yes my best friend had a Cher doll and her the top of her head twisted and her hair turn from jet black to blond . but does any still have a Darcy doll packed away some where?
Heidi - September 09, 2008 - Report this comment
In 1974, when Ideal decided to discontinue the production of the Crissy doll, they introduced TIFFANY TAYLOR. She also was an 18-inch fashion doll, but her claim to fame wasn't that she grew hair. Instead, her hairstyle could be changed from a blonde to a brunette. Tiffany's scalp rotated in order to change her hair color. Her brunette hair had bangs, and her blonde hair had a center part, so not only did she sport 2 different hair colors, but also 2 different hair styles as well. Her hair was waist length. She was issued in a one-piece gold lame` swimsuit, green mule clogs, and in her box she was issued with a floor-length lime-green skirt in a plastic baggie. This floor-length skirt fastened to a velcro dot on the front of her bathing suit. Some collectors mistake this skirt for a cape. In her box also came an instruction sheet with hairstyle tips. She also came in an African American version. This doll sported auburn hair and black hair. Also included in her box was a small brochure showcasing 5 of Ideal's current dolls for sale. It had a picture of Ideal's Jody doll on the cover. These dolls were: Jody (as well as 3 Jody playsets: The parlor, The general Store, The country kitchen), Rub-a-Dub-Dolly, Tiffany, Baby Crissy, and Shirley Temple. This is a wonderful little item to have. Tiffany's body, however, was not as well-constructed as Crissy's. Her limbs swung rather freely, and her plastic body was very lightweight. Although, that said, she did have a very pretty face with beautiful painted eyes and long eyelashes. She also had an extremely adult figure. Tiffany had 12 different fashions that were produced for her. However, she only ever had one pair of shoes: her lime-green mule clogs. Tiffany was issued in 3 different boxes. One was a red box with a window on the front and two photos of Tiffany on the back showing her with her two different hair colors (this box was made of very thin cardboard, so it's not unusual to find these boxes with rips and tears. They were quite fragile. I'm not sure about the quality of the other 2 boxes about to be mentioned, as I've only ever had one Tiffany and she was in this first box). This box had a heavy duty cardboard insert that Tiffany was secured to, to keep her from shifting around in the box until her new owner removed her for play. The other box was somewhat similar but was a semi-triangular red box with no window. In this box, Tiffany is issued with 2 large curlers in her hair: one on the right side of her head, and one on the left side of her head. Over the curlers are plastic baggies to keep the hair and the curlers secure. Both the Caucasion dolls and the African American dolls came with their hair in curlers. The 3rd type of box was white with a window and several photos of Tiffany. This 3rd box is very pretty, and seems to be more attractive to collectors. This box doesn't show up as often on today's secondary market as the previous 2 mentioned. Dolls in this 3rd white box tend to sell, at auction's end, for a slightly higher price. Tiffany is a larger version of a smaller, barbie-sized doll named Tuesday Taylor. She was a white doll with the same hair-changing feature. However, Tuesday can be found with either shoulder-length hair or waist length hair. She also came issued in an African American version. That doll's name was Taylor Jones. Some Tuesday Taylors were produced with a suntan body. Place her in the light, and she tans. Tiffany had a modest following, but a following none-the-less. Tiffany's production ended in 1977, when Ideal took Tiffany's body to use for the Magic Hair Crissy doll (on a personal note, if I had to choose between a Magic Hair Crissy or a Tiffany Taylor, I would choose Tiffany). Sometimes Tiffany Taylor is mistaken to be a member of the Crissy family. She is not. Also, Tiffany at auction's end seems to bring about 1/3rd the final value as a grow-hair Crissy doll in the same condition. Both the African American Tiffany and the Caucasion Tiffany realize about the same price at auction's end, unlike the Crissy family where the black dolls realize a higher price. Tiffany, although she was somewhat popular, didn't seem to hold the buyer's interest for very long, so she was discontinued after 3 years of her initial production. The Fisher Price My Friends dolls, and the Sunshine Family dolls were too much competition for Tiffany (but that's just my theory. It's never been proven to be a fact, but I believe this was the case. I could be wrong on this one). Many have wondered why, when they introduced the Magic Hair Crissy doll, that the MHC was so different than the original 18-inch grow hair versions of Crissy. Well, it was most likely because Ideal already had the molds being used for tiffany's body, and I'm sure it was much more cost-effective to produce the Magic Hair Crissy with this new body, rather than halting production, changing the molds back to the originals, and starting over. It's also quite possible that the original Crissy molds were destroyed anyway, so production cost and available inventory were the main reasons. Big mistake, for sure.
my2sense - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
as someone else mentioned this was not the Cher doll. I had both so..this 'barbie' type doll had the blonde & brunette that would 'twist' on top of head so as you may change hair color. The actual Cher Doll had black long hair.. and infact real Bob Mackey designs outfits. I had her magic dressing room as well
Dinah - December 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Do you know where to find this doll or even images of it? My daughter wants one!! The one where you turn the scalp. I use to have one too
James - April 23, 2010 - Report this comment
There was never a Cher doll that twisted.They did make a growing hair Cher but never made one that had blonde and black hair. I am an expert collector
susie - August 06, 2010 - Report this comment
my sister also had that doll.she couldnt remember the name i new it was a cher if i could see a pic of it .
Shannon - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one too & it was a Cher doll.. I also had the Cher with the long straight hair.
Tina Newbould - February 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Mine is the cher dall with the gold and green dress just like a bob Mackey
R Ely - November 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Mine was also a Cher doll. I don't care how many times people on these boards will call us "stupid" or "blind". Mine was a Cher doll because it came in a box that I CLEARLY remember calling her a CHER doll. She had the same dress that's listed with the Cher doll that had the key in the back where you could 'grow' her hair.. it was a black lame, floor length gown that snapped in the back of the neck. She had a Cher face. And her scalp rotated, so that one side was blonde, and one side was black. Eventually, I will find photographic evidence of this doll. The hundreds and hundreds of people that I've seen mention it should mean that we can't all be stupid and insane.
L Kennedy - April 30, 2012 - Report this comment
It was DEFINITELY a Cher doll. I just went to the Tiffany Taylor doll links and this is not the doll or the dress. It was a gold dress that snapped at the neck. She was an oversized doll - not the size of a Barbie. I think I have a really embarrassing pic from the early 70's at my bday party where I received this doll. I'm uploading it!
Mary - September 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I had this Cher Doll as well. I also had the all of the clothes that went with it, I have been watching E-Bay for about 5 years now looking for the doll and have yet to find it.
Yolanda Vasquez - December 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I had the Darcy doll when I was about 8. She is about 18" tall, her hair is both blond and brunette and her head twists. She has a gold swimsuit and a bright yellow skirt that goes around her waist. I too have looked and looked for her for years. My husband and I found a picture of what looked like her at an estate sale. We went yesterday to see if it was her.... and it was. I was able to buy her and am still very excited about my purchase. If anyone wants a picture to veryify just message me. I have looked on the web and have never found one.
Rhonda - May 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I actually have this doll.It is a Tiffany Taylor doll. The Cher doll didn't have hair that changed from blonde to brunette (makes sense because Cher has never been a blonde!). The Darcy doll is not an 18" doll. She was supposed to be a fashion model and had a portfolio.I have her as well.
Jackie - June 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I too had a cher doll that you turned her head and it changed from blonde to black. She was much bigger than a Barbie and it was to a Tiffany Taylor doll!!!
Brenda - June 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I know it was a Cher doll. It's impossible to find pics of it though. I'm going to go through my old photos and find one.
tecia - June 19, 2013 - Report this comment
Omg. I had a cher doll that had the blonde and black hair also! My friends made fun of me because of it.
dorothy - September 29, 2013 - Report this comment
no cher doll had the option to change the rotating hair from blonde to brunette only Tiffany Taylor which is an 18 inch doll And Tuesday Taylor which was 12 inch I have googled cher and even on wiki it only shows the grow her hair cher with the key in her back no mention any where that has Cher doll with two hair colors type tuesday Taylor in google and look at images I a sure most of you are confusing Tuesday Taylor with cher since they were the same size and can swap clothes and shoes
Frances - November 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes, it was a Cher doll. I had one too. It had these ugly lime green shoes that went with the doll!!! I looked at the photos of the Tuesday Taylor doll and that was not the doll I had!
Carol - January 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I had the Cher doll where you twisted her scalp! It was larger than the average Barbie. I believe I have a Christmas photo when I got the doll and it's in the box with CHER on the outside of it. Must have been 1975/76? I remember she had a lime yellow/green dress.
Kelly - January 04, 2014 - Report this comment
I had one of those dolls. It was Cher. NO ONE knows what i was trying to describe to them. Glad others remember it
April - February 06, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes, even the collectors can be wrong! I STILL HAVE this Cher doll with the changeable hair-and YES IT IS CHER! It is not a Tuesday Taylor..not even close. The face is completely different..I begged for that "Cher" doll for Christmas that year and remember the stories of how many stores my Mom went to find it for me. Yes! It was very hard to find! Our Cher doll is almost twice the size of a Barbie, with the unmistakeable face of Cher. I have it in my possession in a doll box, and would be more than happy to share photos of it!
Kim - March 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I still have the Cher doll and have been looking to see it's worth...obviously getting nowhere because no one seems to remember it
casey oneill - March 19, 2014 - Report this comment
cher with color changeing hair yet again
Rosa - April 04, 2014 - Report this comment
So funny, I also remember this doll!I was reminded of it watching an episode of Dexter. Would love to see pix of the doll -- anyone?
Carolyn - September 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I have the Cher doll that you put a key in her back and turn it to make the hair grow longer, but I don't have the clothes for it anymore....does anyone else remember this doll?
Dawn P - September 13, 2014 - Report this comment
I also had the Cher doll whose hair twisted from brunette to DID exist!
Jody - November 30, 2014 - Report this comment
it was a Cher doll. I looked at the Tiffany Taylor doll and the Darcy doll and neither of them looked anything like it.
dorothy - December 20, 2014 - Report this comment
I know several of you insist that it was a cher doll that has hair that twists and that you have a picture please could you that are positive that it is cher please upload a photo I would love to see a picture cause the only doll I know that is way bigger than barbie and has green lime shoes is a 18 inch Tiffany Taylor doll
Debbie - December 30, 2014 - Report this comment
I have the Cher doll mentioned. Still in her prig gold outfit. My parents were fans of Sonny & Cher, therefor my mom bought me numerous Cher items. The doll does exist, as I said still have her. The people who say she doesnt exist are prob the same who may not remember when The All in the Family baby Joey was produced and taken back off shelves due to him being anotomically correct n the people/christians couldnt handle this.
Monique - January 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I also had the same Cher doll who's hair changed from black to blonde when you rotated the top of her scalp.
Melinda J - February 09, 2015 - Report this comment
Yesterday, I googled, trying to find the 11" doll that had blonde and brunette hair and came upon your site. I would say, about 1976 there was a doll who had her scalp twist and one on side was blonde hair, and the other side was brunette. I think it was a Cher doll (Barbie doll size.) I remember, as it was an option to me for a doll, in which I chose another, but think the person who said it was Cher may be correct.
Joe - April 23, 2015 - Report this comment
I had a doll that had twistable hair that would also tan when you put her in the sun. I always had her on my window sill. I wish I could remember her name. Memories :)
Moni - May 04, 2015 - Report this comment
Ok, I have to jump into this thread because I Too had the Cher doll. I looked at the Tiffany Taylor doll and it is NOT the doll I had. The doll looked like Cher bc it was Cher. The eyes and face were unmistakeable. Unfortunately my parents were terrible at taking pics when I was young so I have no evidence. People, we are not crazy, too many of us had it for us all to be crazy. My mom used to sew clothes for her since she was an amazon next to my Barbies. I miss that Cher doll.
Jasyn - May 22, 2015 - Report this comment
I had the Cher doll too and I loved her!! I had a fabulous sparkling black and silver one armed gown for her as well. I have seen the dress but not the doll.
Mikki - November 08, 2015 - Report this comment
I have photos! I will try to post them in a moment :) It was Cher and she was the size of a Barbie. I didn't have the outfit she came with anymore but it was a white dress with one arm.
Mikki - November 08, 2015 - Report this comment
Website is not allowing me to post a photo :(
Alyssia - December 12, 2015 - Report this comment
I had the Cher doll when I was 9 or 10. Her scalp twisted making her blond or brunette. I don't get why these "experts" don't believe those of us that had one!
Jen - January 29, 2016 - Report this comment
I also remember the Cher doll with a key that you inserted into her back to make her black hair grow.
liz - March 14, 2016 - Report this comment
No disrespect to those of you who don't believe that it was a Cher doll. Yes,it was in fact a Cher doll. My older sister had that doll. I always wanted it. I never forgot what it looked like. Till this day, we I still talk about that vintage doll and others we used to play with. This probably shows my age but those were the days! They don't make them like they used to. If anyone knows where to find one let me know. I still want one.
franniegee - November 20, 2016 - Report this comment
I've been telling people about the Cher doll I had who's scalp turned, making her either blonde or brunette. I finally remembered to loo for it online (eBay or some such) and found this site...I imagine I could be mistaken it was so many years ago but I've always described her as a Cher doll and since I see so many other people also described it as a Cher doll, I've got to think it was a Cher doll, despite the "expert collectors" undoubtedly limitless knowledge on the subject. Always something new to learn, that's what makes the world so amazing!!;)
Kris - January 10, 2017 - Report this comment
Daggnabbit! I googled my Cher doll from the 70's looking for a pic and came up with this. Absolutely, 110% was a Cher doll. Hair did not grow. I wish I had a pic of me holding or something...As mentioned before, if anyone comes up with any info (even a pic), please let me know!
Carolyn - April 29, 2019 - Report this comment
I too had the CHER doll. Definitely was Cher not any other one. She had the long pink dress and came with a long white dress too. Her scalp turned and split from black hair to it was more like white hair not really blonde. Her skin tone was darker than the Tiffany dolls you all are talking about. The box clearly read CHER on it. I got it for my 7th Birthday from my grandma. She was The Who Gabe it to me because we would watch the Sonny and Cher show together. That’s another reason why I know it was definitely a Cher doll.
Bren - December 01, 2019 - Report this comment
Ugh. Years later and STILL can't find photographic evidence of the Cher doll. I KNOW IT WAS A CHER DOLL. If ANYONE that has had this doll has even a shred of photo evidence PLEASE send it to me!!! Obviously you cant post photos on this thread but I need to see it! bmora1969@gmail put Cher doll in the subject. PLEASE
70s kid - May 11, 2020 - Report this comment
I had it too. It was Cher. No photos anywhere? Anyone!

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