A vintage Disneyland photo taken in the Late 1960s features baton twirlers (twirling corps) in white skirts and turquoise tops marching down Main Street.
Check out these beautiful Gilmer Majorettes, Vintage Twirler fans. Aren’t they beautiful!? I love these majorette costumes with their fringed shorts and western hats. I’ve always loved the tradition of the head twirler wearing the opposite color of the twirling line.The knobs on the batons are quite a bit smaller these days. LOL. I think […]
I have created a new Facebook page, The Vintage Baton Twirler, to showcase my collection of vintage majorette and baton twirling pictures and ephemera. I am also cross-posting on Instagram. I invite you to follow @vintage.twirler on that platform. I have been collecting these things along with baton-twirling stories for many years and have […]
On Saturday night, about 40 former baton twirlers with the University of Kentucky reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college’s Sweetheart Majorettes. They reunited during a halftime performance to promote the dying art of baton twirling. The Lexington Herald covered the event. Here is an excerpt: In their heyday in the late 1960s, […]
A few weeks ago, I took my daughter to the Southwest Regionals Baton Twirling Championship in Amarillo. Bridgy is a novice twirler who represents a new generation in the sport. She is fortunate to take baton twirling lessons in Oklahoma from one of the only coaches in the entire state. World Baton Twirling Day While we […]
This is kinda scary, friends. I’ve reached that age where I’m starting to once again want dolls. At least of the Topper Dawn variety. Topper Dawn Majorette Dolls via Virgin-Archer on Flickr This is Kip the Majorette, a 6 1/2 inch doll by Topper Dawn. I mentioned in a blog post a few months ago […]
Meeting Dawn In 1974, we moved from Sigman Street in Southern California to London Lane in Colorado Springs. A year or so later, a little girl with a case full of Topper Dawn Dolls appeared in the house next door. Her parents were divorced and she’d come to visit her dad for the summer. […]