Allee Willis’ Kitsch O’ The Day – Libby The Lovely Liberated Lady and the Black Power Statuette

Libby

Popular causes have always been prime breeding ground for Kitsch but none so powerful as the first wave of products that spin out of these Pop Culture phenomenon. Both Libby The Lovely Liberated Lady and the Do-It-Yourself Coloring Kit Black Power Statuette are two such statements from burgeoning Civil Rights movements in the 1960s and ’70s when these folks were expressing themselves freely among the masses for the first time.

Unintentionally Kitsch, the best kind, these qualify as Kitsch treasures for two different reasons. Libby because she took on THE characteristic of the oppressor she was attempting to free herself from and the Black Power Statuette because whoever his product manager was was too cheap to spend the extra pennies to add a little tan color to the resin. Power to the Kitsch people!

black-power-statuette


Categories: Afro, Civil Rights, Crafts, Dolls, empowerment, Kitsch, Kitsch O' The Day, Memorabilia, Self expression, Toy

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2 Comments

  • Ramsey Rangel says:

    I’ve come across two of these Libby The Lovely Liberated Lady figures and I was curious as to whether or not people still collect these and how much someone would generally pay for one.

    • Allee says:

      Definitely people still collect these. As far as price, it really depends on if someone specifically looking for or has a large collection and just comes across it as is the case with me. I would guess it could go anywhere from $10-$50. I think Libby is wonderful! How much were the ones you found selling for?

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