Vogue Jill, Jan and Jeff
All items from the Victoria Broadhurst Collection
My Photo Album
"Jill" was a very popular teenage doll produced by Vogue Dolls, Inc., from 1957 to 1965.

When one thinks of a teen doll, naturally thoughts go to the immensely popular Barbie.  
However, prior to Barbie's introduction in 1959, there were other popular teenage dolls in the
market.  Chief among the  dolls were Jill, Cissette by Madame Alexander and Little Miss
Revlon by Ideal.  Also popular were Uneeda Suzette, Horsman Cindy, Circle P dolls, and Jan,
another teen doll by Vogue.  (Jan was marketed as Jill's friend, and she shared Jill's
wardrobe.  Jan's name was printed on the Vogue furniture with Jill's; thus, she could be
thought of as a "sister" in the Vogue doll family.)

Prior to Jill's introduction in 1957, Vogue was successfully producing the immensely popular
Ginny, an 8-inch "little girl" doll known for her outstanding wardrobe and high quality
construction.  Vogue decided to expand their doll line with a 10-1/2 inch teenage doll, and Jill
- "Ginny's big sister" - was the result.   Subsequently, the teen line was expanded to include
Jan and Jeff.  (Jeff was marketed as Jill's friend and/or a brother in the Vogue doll family.)

Vogue continued their tradition of offering high-quality doll construction and outstanding
fashions for Jill.  The fabrics used were durable and of the best quality, and the designs were
fashionable.  Attention was paid to detail; the accessories were many and varied.

Jill was very popular in 1957 and 1958.  However, with the introduction of Barbie and the
innovative marketing campaign for the new doll, the popularity of Jill and other teenage dolls
began to fade in 1959 and 1960.  Jill was discontinued in 1961, but was brought back in a
revised version in 1962 and 1963.  Jill was not produced in 1964.  The final year of Jill's
production was 1965, and she was clothed in six historical costumes in the History Land
series.

This web site presents pictures of every outfit  fashioned and sold for Jill, Jan and Jeff per
the Vogue catalogs 1957-1965.  All items shown are from my personal collection.  For a
complete chronicle of vintage Vogue dolls, I highly recommend the
Collector's Encyclopedia of
Vogue Dolls Identification and Values
by Judith Izen and Carol Stover.  It is an outstanding and
definitive resource for fans and collectors of Vogue dolls.

When I began collecting Jill in 1994, I was delighted to join a newly formed group called, "The
Just Jill Doll Club."  The group issued a quarterly newsletter filled with information and
pictures of Jill, Jan and Jeff.    The group continued into 1997 offering advice and tips on
collecting Jill.   

Following is a brief rundown of Jill's, Jan's and Jeff's statistics:
1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
10-1/2" Hard Plastic
Bent Knee
Walker (head turns when legs "walked")
Metal loops on ears for earrings
Blonde, brunette or auburn hair in angel cut or ponytail (glued-on Saran wig)
Molded lash sleep eyes (blue or rare brown)
High heel foot
Marked JILL.....on her back....Vogue on base of neck, I believe for all four years
1962, 1963 - All New Jill (Sweetheart Jill in 1963)
10-1/2" Vinyl
Rooted hair in a short style in 1962 and a chignon high on head in 1963
Blonde, brunette and platinum
Molded lash sleep eyes (lashes painted on outer eye)
High heel foot
Pale pink lipstick
Marked VOGUE on her head
1965 - History Land
11" Vinyl
Rooted hair color and style varied with costume of doll
Molded lash sleep eyes (lashes painted on outer eye)
High heel foot
Pale pink lipstick
Marked VOGUE DOLLS INC. on back
Jan - 1958-1960  (Jan was offered in 1963-1964 - see separate page for information)
10-1/2" Vinyl
Swivel waist (only Jan had a swivel waist - Jill [in any format] never had a swivel waist)
Straight leg
Metal Loops on ears for earrings
Blonde, brunette, auburn rooted hair in angel cut or ponytail  
Molded lash sleep eyes (lashes painted on outer eye)
High heel foot
Marked VOGUE on head
All outfits for Jill and Jan were tagged: Vogue Dolls, Inc. in blue script on a white tag.  Jill and
Jan outfits did not have the "Medford" tags seen on many of the Ginny outfits.
Jeff - 1958-1960
11" Vinyl
Molded lash blue/hazel sleep eyes
Straight leg
Molded painted dark hair
Marked VOGUE DOLLS on his back
All outfits for Jeff were tagged: Vogue Dolls, Inc. in blue script on a white tag.In

In 1996 and 1997, I made, Jill "Isn't She...Just A Dream", calendars posing some of my dolls.  I
have interspersed a few of the pictures throughout this site.  Thanks for visiting!
Vogue Jill
Vogue Jan
Vogue Jeff
This site is prepared for education and enjoyment from one collector to another and is not intended for any commercial
purpose.  The registered trademarks, the trademarks and the copyrights for Jill, Jan and Jeff belong to Vogue Doll
Company, Inc.  Grateful acknowledgement to Michael Abbinante (photoartbymichael.com) for principal photography.   All
photos are the exclusive property of Victoria Broadhurst & are not to be reproduced in any form without written permission.
1957 - page 1
1957 - page 2
1958 - page 3
1958 - page 1
1959 - page 1
1959 - page 2
1960 - page 1
1960 - page 2
1962 - page 1
1963 & 1965
page 1
Jeff /New Jan- page 1
1958 - page 2
1957 - page 1
1957 - page 2
1958 - page 3
1958 - page 1
1959 - page 1
1959 - page 2
1958 - page 2
1960 - page 1
1960 - page 2
1962 - page 1
1963 & 1965
page 1
Jeff/New Jan - page 1
Feedback/Links/
Dedication
Vicki Broadhurst
Magazines-1
Magazines-2
Magazines-3
Magazines-4
Feedback/Links/
Dedication
Magazines-1
Magazines-2
Magazines-3
Magazines-4
Trade Ads,
Advertisements
Trade Ads,
Advertisements
Trade Ads,
Advertisements Page 2
Trade Ads,
Advertisements Page 2
2007 and 2008
2009 and 2010
2011-1
2011-2  2012
2007 and 2008
2009 and 2010
2011-1
2011-2  2012