Nadia doll was made to honor Nadia Comaneci, a great Romanian gymnast. As I didn't have any Barbie, Nadia was just fine.
Afis Interbelic at 11.57.37
This red piece of cloth is a "pioneer scarf". Every pupil in Romania had to wear it in school. A little good communist had to have a clean and ironed scarf, nicely put on the shoulders. In fact, the little communists, being just kids had the red scarf full of ink stains, or worse with holes in it.
I read Habarnam (in translation I know nothing) for at least 20 times.
As Nicolae Ceausescu was a friend of different dictators in African countries, some beutiful dolls were produced in Romania to explain how our African friends look like. They made us dream of palm trees and endless summers.
It looks funny on the cover, The Little Piano Method, by Maria Cernovodeanu, but the inside was not so funny for me as a 5 year old learing to play.
Being a pioneer was the biggest honor for Romanian pupils, even though everybody was a pioneer.
Arabela is a children series produced in Czechoslovakia, in the 80's, that has all the ingredients of the recent Hollywood hits: a magical ring, a beautiful girl, princes and princesses, witches and spells.