She is us—and we are her. That affinity—that strong emotional connection—is likely the main reason the Barbie doll has become a successful global brand and a cultural icon for more than 50 years.
Californian Jack Santoro can play 11 instruments and sing, but almost 40 years ago, the professional musician’s tune changed a bit. He gave up the heat and passion of a Hollywood music career for the heat and passion found in antique stoves.
Ask most people what they consider the most significant invention in history and their answers may range from automobile to computer. Ask Julie Robinson, however, and you’ll get a different, and somewhat arguable and curious, response — celluloid.