Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Thrift Store Find- Flo Jo Florence Griffith Joyner Doll-Update!

Hey Gang!
I find a doll at the thrift store that I have kinda wanted.  I say kinda
because there are dolls that I am saving for (mostly IT male dolls), doll that hoping will
come up for sale ( mostly IT dolls). That I will put in my cart if I find them at a
thrift store.  Flo Jo is in that last category.

So, Flo Jo-Florence Griffith Joyner-the women!

Florence Delorez Griffith-Joyner (Born Florence Delorez Griffith December 21, 1959-September 21, 1998), also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that the world records she set in 1988 for both the 100m and 200m still stand. During the late 1980s she became a popular figure in international track and field because of her record-setting performances and flashy personal style. Griffith Joyner was born and raised in California. She was athletic from a young age. She attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLS) where she participated in track and field. Griffith Joyner qualified for the 100m 1980 Olympics, although she did not actually compete due to the U.S. boycott. She made her Olympic debut four years latter winning a silver medal. At the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials, Griffith set a new world record in the 100 m. She went on to win three gold medals at the 1988 Olympics. Shortly after the 1988 games, she abruptly retired. After her retirement from athletics, Griffith Joyner remained a pop culture figure though endorsement deals, acting and designing. She died in her sleep as the result of an epileptic seizure in 1998 at the age of 38.

Know for her long and decorated finger nails and....
 Flashy and sexy track outfits!

The doll!

There looks like there was only one version of the doll released.  The one
in the outfit above.  There were fashions for the doll but I don't have any of 
those to show.  You can see some on the  Black Doll Collecting post!

The doll I purchase from the thrift store was nude. But I found this outfit in my
stash of clothing that seem to suit her.

 This outfit belongs to Hot Skatin' Barbie! 
Thanks for your info Treesa of Fashion Doll Memoirs!
 She has an interesting face. It is a kind face.

 Her nails!

OK,Thanks For Looking


D7ana said...

Congratulations on getting a wanted doll! The painted nails are cute.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful doll!

Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comments D7ana and Millicent. I think she looks like the person which is what you want from a celebrity doll!

Treesa said...

I think the outfit your chose is from Hot Skatin' Barbie. I know it's from one of the roller skating or inline skating themed Barbie dolls. Hope this helps.
Signed, Treesa

Muff said...

Oh, wow, congrats! You were so lucky to have found her.

Phyllis said...

What a wonderful find! She is a very pretty doll! I love her painted nails and the outfit you put on her does seem to fit her personality.

Black Doll Enthusiast said...

Congrats, Ms. Leo! The Flo Jo fashions show up on eBay often at very low beginning bids and "buy it now" auctions.


Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comments Treesa, Muff, Phyllis and dbg of BDE!

Treesa, Thanks for the info! It does help and I posted it.

Muff, In all my thrift store hunting, this is the first time I have seen her. I have a few other celebrity dolls in my collection so she is a nice add!

Phyllis, She is pretty and looks like the person. I can't wait to style her more! The nails are a great touch.

dbg of BDE, I link your post with all of your outfits for others to see. I will have to keep a lookout for her outfits.

Brini said...

Wow! I can't never find a great doll like that one. I love the painted nails on her too. You really found a jem!

Ms. Leo said...

Thanks for your comment Brini! For as long as I've going to the thrift
stores , this is the first time I have seen her.